Correct Name for Career: Another name for an epidemiologist is epidemiological scientist or epidemiological professor. Education: There is no specific education level needed to become an epidemiologist. Most epidemiologists have at least a bachelor’s degree or a PhD in epidemiology. Most epidemiologist study the spread of deadly disease and cures for some certain diseases. Epidemiologists take classes that include biology, psychology, biochemistry, toxicology, statistics, genetics, and public policy. Great professional epidemiologists have amazing math skills and can solve hard data and statistics with ease.
Daily Activities: An epidemiologist studies deadly infections on a day-to-day basis. They also have to analyze data about certain disease how it spreads, where it originated, possible cures e.t.c. Epidemiologist also work with people who have certain diseases or disease and perform lab test on virus. They also study sudden outbreaks of infections in countries. Salary Range: Yearly salary range: $64,500 this is in the United States. Hourly salary range: $48.50
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Self Reflection: I would not enjoy becoming an epidemiologist. They don’t make enough money for all the work they do. Also I would think without a cure and studying a virus you can easily catch it. It seems like a fun job just not enough money comes out for all the money spent to even study a certain disease. The only reason why a job like this would interest me...