Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education, and health policy.
- Education requirements: Master’s degree
- Soft Skills: communication skills, critical thinking skills and detail oriented
- Average annual salary: $70,800
- 3 in state schools: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR), Portland State University (Portland, OR)
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