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An epidemiologist looks at the causes and spread of all infectious diseases to develop methods for containing, preventing, and detecting outbreaks. They monitor outbreaks, collect applicable data, and report findings to policy-makers and the public.

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We are seeking a knowledgeable Epidemiologist to study outbreaks and causes of infectious diseases. The successful candidate for this position will collect data, study the cause of outbreaks, and use these findings to understand and work toward the prevention of the transmission of infectious diseases.


An Epidemiologist's salary ranges from $49,000 to $86,000 annually. The average yearly salary is $72,000.


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