We surveyed 389 epidemiologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical epidemiologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an epidemiologist?



Working as an epidemiologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that epidemiologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an epidemiologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an epidemiologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an epidemiologist?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as an epidemiologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for epidemiologists.


Do epidemiologists work full-time or part-time?

76% of epidemiologists work in full-time roles while 24% work part-time.