Epidemiologists generally receive a Master's degree before they enter the job market.
Once employed, Epidemiologists can expect to earn an average of $65,000 per year throughout their career.
In addition, over the next 10 years Epidemiologists will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 13.6% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Epidemiologists rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 2.6% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.
Given the job environment today, Epidemiologists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 1.1% are currently unemployed.