Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $70,730.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 129
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 19.55 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze biological samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret psychological test results
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Analyze medical or health data
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Take vital signs
Analyze ecosystem data

Getting Information

Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research medical or health improvement issues
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Conduct clinical investigations
Collect personal information
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect clinical data
Conduct biological research

Thinking Creatively

Develop medical policies, procedures, or standards
Develop methods of social or economic research
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain results of statistical analyses using graphs
Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Explain uses or effects of drugs
Maintain knowledge of new and existing drug products
Provide expert testimony

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Infectious Disease
Disease Control
Project Management
Certified Infection Control
Security Clearance

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