Skip to Main Content


Employment Prospects


There are approximately 7,600 epidemiologists working in the United States; a majority are employed by government agencies. Epidemiologists work for state public health services, local communities, and counties. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employs many epidemiologists, too. Different branches of the CDC focus on different diseases or public health practices. Epidemiologists with the CDC may conduct research, help states exchange information about disease control and prevention, and help make recommendations for public health policies.

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Earnings - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.

Related Professions