Research. Investigate. Document. Make a difference in world health as an epidemiologist.
Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
Epidemiologists typically perform some or all of the following:
Epidemiologists with a master’s or doctorate can expect to earn a median salary of $100,950.
Job opportunity growth for this career is forecasted to increase at a rate of 5-8% per year nationally. North Carolina has a higher-than-average demand for epidemiologists. Job demand is forecasted to increase at a rate of 13.9% per year in North Carolina. The Research Triangle area is a particularly hot spot for this career path.
A certificate from NC State is highly regarded in the field of microbiology. This certificate can be used in addition to a science undergraduate degree in preparation for the advanced education typically needed to work as an epidemiologist.
Most epidemiologists have a master’s degree or a doctorate, but you can prepare for admission to graduate school with an undergraduate certificate and correlating job or research experience. Deep knowledge of microbiology is essential for success as an epidemiologist, and few undergraduate degree programs offer the knowledge of microbiology required by graduate schools.
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Want to be a key part of disease prevention and cure? Interested in positively impacting global health? Get the knowledge and credentials you need to build the career you want. Apply today for a certificate in microbiology.