We have compiled a list of 100 things that you can do if you become an Epidemiologist:
Manages performance and decision making.
2. Research Data Analyst
Researches metrics and statistics.
3. Research Assistant in Health Economics
Assists lead researcher within health economics studies.
Hopkinsmedicine.org reports this as being, “The study of the utilization and effects of drugs in large numbers of people.”
5. Director of Epidemiology
Manages daily operations of epidemiologists.
6. Communicable Disease Nurse
Educates on prevention of communicable diseases.
7. Research Coordinator
Plans investigations for multiple areas of healthcare.
8. Senior Analyst
Works to support client affairs.
9. Infection Control Practitioner
Provides consultation regarding infectious diseases.
10. Pediatric Rheumatologist
Cares for children with rheumatic diseases.
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11. Concussion Research Clinic Coordinator
Works within sports injury research clinics.
12. Clinical Supervisor
Supports student research in epidemiology.
13. University Faculty Position
Works within departments of a university.
14. Scientific and Medical Information Assistant
Supports Scientific and Medical Chief of Staff.
15. Medical Technology Advisor
Configures technological equipment in the medical field.
16. Decision Support Analyst
Develops applications to promote decision making within an organization.
17. Public Health Nurse
This nurse works with the public in and out of the hospital.
18. Evidence Development and Standards Manager
Manages staff to ensure that deadlines are met.
19. Occupational Hygiene Officer
Educates and maintains office hygiene.
20. Quality and Safety Partner
Supports and implements patient safety.
21. Ergonomics Lab Manager
Improves employee comfort by managing ergonomics analysts.
22. Youth Health Service Coordinator
Administers health and nutrition programs to children.
23. Associate Professor of Dermatology
Assistant to college dermatology professor.
24. Communications Coordinator
Liaison between hospitals and the media.
25. Public Health Veterinarian
Works to diagnose and treat ill pets.
26. School Program Manager
Manages information and activities shared within schools.
27. Policy Analyst
Restructures new policies and implements past policies.
Researches living organisms.
29. Medical Science Liaison
Professional consultant hired by pharmaceutical companies.
30. Infrastructure Support Specialist
Implements and supports new technology solutions.
31. Program Leader
Oversees activities completed during medical programs.
32. Program Administrator
Plans and implements care or education programs
33. Assistant Professor in Neurology
Works as an associate to a neurology professor.
34. Vaccines Epidemiologist
Researches and assesses vaccine protection.
35. Genetic Epidemiologist
Studies genetic factors which determine disease.
36. Plant Microbe Ecologist
Researches plant microbe interaction in soil.
37. Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Performs analysis on biological samples.
38. Nurse Manager
Upper level registered nurse that manages nursing staff.
39. Staff Epidemiologist Specialist
Studies patterns and risks of illness within an organization.
40. Pharmacovigilance Specialist
The World Health Organization describes this as, “The science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.”
41. Associate Professor of Health Policy
Assistant to the professor of health policies.
42. Research Intern
Assists the senior researchers within organizations.
43. Strategic Initiatives Office Manager
Oversees research quality and impact.
44. Postdoctoral Fellowship
Epidemiology Ph.D. students complete this paid work experience.
45. Public Health Policy Analyst
Analyzes policies and guidelines in the public health system.
46. Clinical Metabolomics Data Analyst
Researches phenotypic signatures of neurological disorders.
47. Health Economist
Evaluates existing economic evaluations regarding drugs and health.
48. Rehabilitation For Obese Patients
Works with overweight patients.
The Society of Toxicology states: “Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical, or biological agents on people, animals, and the environment.”
50. Scientific Analyst in Chemical Emergencies
Updates health portfolios and improves training materials.
51. Business Intelligence Manager
Develops solutions within business intelligence department.
52. Assistant Veterinarian
Provides professional care in regards to university learning with pets.
53. Nutritional Epidemiologist
Assesses diet and nutrition for multiple ethnic groups and populations.
54. Health Center Coordinator for Youth and Teens
Delivers health promotion programs to local youth.
55. Market Access Manager
Manages vendor projects to strengthen clinical gaps.
56. Decision Modeler
Researches activities revolving around health and policy.
Studies samples at the cellular level.
58. Director of Mosquito Control
Works with entomologists within the CDC to monitor the spread of diseases.
59. HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist
Monitors the impact of AIDS on populations.
Studies viral infections and parasites.
Studies parasites and how they affect people.
62. Chronic Disease Epidemiologist
Studies chronic diseases and researches possible solutions.
Studies virology, immunology, and microorganisms.
64. City Research Scientist
Works to prevent transmission of diseases in large cities.
65. Cancer Epidemiologist
Researches causes and possible treatments for cancer.
66. Social Epidemiologist
Studies social distribution of health and medicine.
67. Commissioner of Health
Designs policies for healthcare organizations.
68. Public Health Officer
Applies preventative medicine to public health issues.
69. Population Policy Analyst
Researches the consequences of population growth on society.
70. Training Medical Advisor
Developes marketing strategies and supports regulatory affairs.
71. Vaccine Study Field Manager
Works alongside vaccine researches and manages processes.
72. Evaluation Consultant
Evaluates epidemiology related work on a consulting basis.
73. Technical Officer
Provides support through technology to solve complex problems.
74. Systems Completion Coordinator
Monitors system completion database maintenance.
75. Resident Physician
Physician training as a resident in a hospital setting.
76. Public Health Sanitarian Technician
Enforces sanitation codes and state laws.
77. Clinical Subjects Coordinator
Identifies potential patients for clinical trials.
Works within education systems.
79. Tuberculosis Epidemiologist
Researches and studies clues regarding TB.
80. Injury Prevention Epidemiologist
Monitors statistics regarding workplace injury.
81. Enteric Epidemiologist
Tracks pathogens that cause intestinal infections.
82. Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Works within the CDC regarding biological warfare.
83. Human Capital Analyst
Supports strategic workforce planning.
84. Metabolomics Biostatistician
Performs biological experiments on cellular processes.
85. Marketing Intelligence Associate
Compiles research data in regards to the medical market.
86. Healthcare Analyst
Analyzes important pieces of medical data.
87. Regulatory Counsel
Develops policy for generic drug distribution.
88. Integration Specialist
Provides on the job mentoring for public health classes.
89. Deputy Commissioner for Epidemiology
Oversees epidemiology departments.
90. Foodborne Epidemiologist
Monitor foodborne diseases within the IDEB.
91. Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention
Educates on how to avoid lead poisoning.
92. Infections Surveillance Coordinator
Interprets data for disease surveillance.
93. Director of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Works within the CDC to prevent AIDS.
94. Outbreak Data Manager
Processes data on multiple infectious diseases.
95. Public Health Medical Administrator
Programs and manages public health organizations.
96. Chief of Bureau of CDPC
Coordinates and organizes the delivery of services.
97. Alcohol Epidemiologist
Researches drugs and alcohol within the public.
98. Manager of Quality Assurance and Evaluation
Manages quality as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
99. Epidemiologist Data Manager
Manages data quality of surveillance system.
100. Director of Tuberculosis Elimination
Works for the CDC for the eradication of TB.
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