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Contact Tracers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

You will need at least a high school diploma (or equivalent) to work as a contact tracer, although some employers require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. Since oral and written communication skills are extremely important in this career, take as many English, speech, and writing classes as possible. Knowing a foreign language will also come in handy because many contacts may not speak English fluently. The ability to use technology is extremely important for contact tracers, so take as many computer science classes as you can. Other useful courses include health, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, data science, psychology, and social studies.  

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