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11 Universities for Epidemiologists and Where They Work in 2022

10 Universities for Epidemiologists and Where They Work in 2022

Tour the outcomes behind this list.

 

The growth rate for epidemiologists is expected to be 30 percent between 2020 and 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That's much faster than average. COVID-19 presented new opportunities for epidemiologists to contribute to a global community in crisis. From day one, these public health workers have been investigating the source, tracking the numbers, studying the disease and developing guidelines for action as described by the CDC.

Epidemiologists are responsible for finding alternatives to government shutdowns and identifying disparities in mortality rates. These tasks are on a long list of priorities outlined by The International Network for Epidemiology in Policy (INEP) that are essential to the health of the country and the world. Needless to say, it's an important job.

Which universities are producing the most epidemiologists in the U.S., and who are the top employers for this population?

1. Emory University

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, American Cancer Society

High-Paying Skills: Preventative Healthcare, Infectious Disease, Clinical Study Design

Average Salary: $92,062

2. Johns Hopkins University

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maryland Department of Commerce

High-Paying Skills: Health Economics, Health Policy, Infectious Disease

Average Salary: $97,510

3. University of Michigan

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System

High-Paying Skills: Infectious Disease, Clinical Study Design, International Health

Average Salary: $92,109

4. Boston University

Top Employers: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Washington

High-Paying Skills: Infectious Disease, Public Health, Program Evaluation

Average Salary: $88,245

5. Tulane University

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, World Health Organization

High-Paying Skills: Infectious Disease, Clinical Study Design, Environmental Health

Average Salary: $89,399

6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Cancer Institute

High-Paying Skills: Infectious Disease, Vaccinations, Program Evaluation

Average Salary: $102,959

7. The George Washington University

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maryland Department of Commerce

High-Paying Skills: Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Nongovernmental Organizations

Average Salary: $88,324

8. University of California, Berkeley

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Caltrans, San Francisco Department of Public Health

High-Paying Skills: Infectious Disease, Clinical Study Design, Molecular Biology

Average Salary: $96,127

9. Harvard University

Top Employers: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

High-Paying Skills: Medical Research, Cancer, Infectious Disease

Average Salary: $96,902

10. University of Texas at Austin

Top Employers: Harris County Public Health, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

High-Paying Skills: Infectious Disease, Clinical Research, Health Informatics

Average Salary: $83,072

11. University of Texas at San Antonio

Top Employers: Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Houston Health Department, BCFS Health & Human Services

High-Paying Skills: Public Health, Public Speaking, Research

Average Salary: $78,005

How did we develop this list?

To understand how we developed this list you first have to understand our data. To obtain a comprehensive picture of education and workforce outcomes, we collect, organize, classify and analyze demographic, education and employment data from hundreds of sources. Our data then undergoes a rigorous process of validation for quality and veracity to ensure reliable, high-quality information on over 130 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion data points.

To discover the colleges and universities making the greatest impact in any given category, we leverage our technology to explore the desired set of variables to return a list of top schools in seconds. For this analysis, we used employment filters (job title: epidemiologist) to generate a list of universities producing the most epidemiologists in the U.S. Here's a summary of the total population:

  • Average Salary: $86,912
  • Gender Distribution: 30% Male / 70% Female
  • Top Geographic Location: Georgia (15.2%)
  • Top Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Who ranks No. 11? Maybe it's you.

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