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Laila212 views

Would a job in epidemiology be a good career?

For example, is it an in high demand career? Also, what are the benefits and disadvantages of it?

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Caroline475 views

What colleges / university are good for a clinical epidemiologist or to get a job in healthcare?

I want to go to college close to the state of South Carolina #epidemiology #healthcare #clinical

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Fabian541 views

What should I major in if I want to become an epidemiologist?

I'm a high school senior and I'm thinking of majoring in microbiology with a minor of statistics; would these be good choices if I want to eventually join the epidemiology field? #majors #university #epidemiology #biology

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Amy641 views

Preparing for grad school in Epidemiology

I am a second-year college student interested in getting a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. Is this a good field to go into? What should I do in college to prepare for grad school in epidemiology--should I take graduate-level classes if they are available to undergrads at my school? Is doing an honors senior thesis enough research experience, or should I try to join a lab to get more experience? What else should I do to prepare? #graduate-school #graduate #publichealth #epidemiology

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What does a typical day in the life of an epidemiologist look like?

I’m a high school junior considering a career as an epidemiologist. I’ve looked on many websites trying to see how one might spend their typical workday but have gotten mixed responses (spending the day doing math/statistics, field work, lab tests, etc.) . I’m curious to know my potential work environment and/or schedule. Thanks! #epidemiology #science #publichealth

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David534 views

Should I focus on clinical medicine or data science?

#medicine #doctor #programming #computer #epidemiology

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Omar753 views

What are some international humanitarian agencies that you can work for with a masters in public health in epidemiology, and how can you start getting experience early?

I will be starting my masters in public health in the fall. I am very interested in working for some kind of humanitarian agency, organization, or project. I am willing to work with any agency or organization that its ultimate goal is to help others, but I am more interested in international humanitarian agencies. I am willing to move around in order to help different populations around the world. I wanted to know what are some good organizations that are known to help those most in need? Thank you. #public-health #epidemiology #medicine

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Omar830 views

What are some good ways to get funding for an MPH program and study abroad programs?

I will be starting my MPH in epidemiology in the fall and I do not have much money. My entire education has been self funded. I am very interested in being a field epidemiologist and do more hands on work. I have seen some great summer programs where students can go to developing countries and help with relief efforts. The only set back is that I don't have the money to pay out of pocket for these trips. I really want to help as much as I can. I already volunteer at two local agencies and I am with a public health group on campus. What are some ways to get funding in order to travel abroad, and are there study abroad programs for Masters of Public Health students? Thanks! #epidemiology #public-health #mph #graduate-school #masters-degree

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Pursuing a degree in Epidemiology - Is this possible?

Hello! I am currently a fourth year student studying Nutritional Sciences. After interning this past summer in a dietitians office, I am having second thoughts on my field of study and would appreciate some guidance or any help you may have to offer. A little bit of background info about me.. I first decided to study nutrition because I was interested in eating disorders. However, I feel that if I continue down this path on becoming a registered dietitian, I will be too limited in my role with helping disordered eating patients. I believe a psychology degree would have been more fitting with the line of work I was hoping to do. I want to do more than educate others in the field of nutrition and plan out patient's diets. I was doing some research as to what I can do with my nutritional science degree and something interesting that came up was epidemiology. I read that your degree must be in a related public health field, so my first question is if a degree in nutritional sciences qualifies as such? I was originally planning on doing a dietetic internship after completing my four years but now I plan on looking for masters programs that offer epidemiology. What kind of classes would this entail? I have several science and math classes under my belt but I fear I may lack the knowledge that I would of otherwise had if I had pursued a degree that is more in-line with epidemiology. Can any students who have completed or are currently working on a masters degree chime in, please? Are there any schools or programs you would recommend taking a look at in particular? Finally, if you are or have every studied epidemiology, what is it that you find interesting about the field? Are you happy with your decision? What kind of work have you studied? Personally, the thought of disease and outbreak control is what captured my attention. I would love to study eating disorders, nutrition related disorders such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and more. Studying populations in other countries is something else that I am interested in. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I appreciate all feedback! #nutrition #masters-degree #epidemiology #nutritional-epidemiology

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I want to be in a career that has to do with some type of medical research. I would be really helpful if someone can share some experience working in medical research.

I've been looking into pharmaceutical sciences, epidemiology, and molecular biology but I'm open to learning about more careers. Can anyone share their experience and some advice on getting into their career? #medicine #biology #research #pharmaceuticals #public-health #drug-development #epidemiology #disaster-medicine

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What colleges/universities/degrees should I be looking at to become an epidemiologist?

My name is Megan, I am in 11th grade, and I would to like to become an epidemiologist. I would like to go to a college where they have an epidemiology program, or where epidemiologists have come from. Name as many as you know of because I would like to see a wide range of options. Keep in mind, I am a straight A honors student so I would prefer a more selective college/university. Also, what degrees should I be looking for in a college to become an epidemiologist? And, I am looking to become more of an investigative epidemiologist if that makes a difference. #professor #public-health #epidemiology #disease-prevention #epidemiologist #field-investigations

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