A Career In Epidemiology Investigator

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When I learned of my acceptance to Rutgers University, I was initially filled with both excitement and anxiety. Though the opportunities were plentiful at this prestigious University, I was worried that the I would let them slip by. The first two years I was here, I did not exactly thrive. I was unsure of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and the route that I was taking (exercise science) did not seem to be the right choice. My sister, who had graduated from Rutgers in 2014, suggested public health, as it was less science-intensive and had similar career opportunities. This semester alone has confirmed my decision to take her advice. I am currently enrolled in four introductory courses that I thoroughly enjoy and excel in. It has…show more content…
Without the individuals that physically collect samples, analyze data, and formulate conclusions, there would be no possibility of stopping the start or spread of disease. Although preventive measures are achievable, it is imperative to understand the nature and spread of disease. Epidemiology investigators are essential to this process. “The potential for an entry level job as an epidemiology investigator are higher than average, and it is expected that entry and advanced level positions in this field will increase by nearly 23% between 2012 and 2022.” (Career in Public Health) This field not only offers job stability, but also offers many chances for career advancement as community wellness concerns become a growing national focus. This will give me a chance to improve my financial security as property value and living expenses continuously skyrocket. After doing some research on this job title, I found some information that peaked my curiosity. “Average Epidemiology Investigator salaries for job postings in California are 8% higher than average Epidemiology Investigator salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country.” (Career in Public Health) This statistic is relevant to my future because I have always dreamed of starting a family and career in California. Something about the West Coast weather and lifestyle has always appealed to…show more content…
Students can gain entry level positions as an Epidemiology investigator with an undergraduate degree. Candidates should have a background education that includes general knowledge of biology, psychology, pathology, chemistry, and a main focus in epidemiology. Experiences with lab equipment and knowledge of statistical analysis may also be beneficial when applying for this position. Continued education courses will be necessary during employment to ensure that new employees are up to date on new practices in the lab and the latest discoveries in disease identification. Certain companies will schedule training for employees during work hours, so that they are being paid throughout, but not
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