Epidemiologists


Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
Also called: Epidemiologist, Infection Control Practitioner (ICP), Nurse Epidemiologist, Research Epidemiologist

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Epicenter Software Epilog
  • HiroSoft EPICURE
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcView
  • Geographic information system GIS software

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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