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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online epidemiology degree often pursue leadership positions in government, private or community-based public health organizations focused on disease prevention and control.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • National research institute
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Professional association
  • Public health agency
  • Research organization
  • Social welfare organization
  • State department of health

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Chief public health advisor
  • Director of prevention and control
  • Disease surveillance specialist
  • Epidemiologist (non-clinical)
  • Epidemiology consultant
  • Field epidemiologist
  • Full-time faculty
  • Health research analyst
  • Health scientist administrator
  • Health specialist
  • Infection prevention and control professional
  • Investigator
  • Outbreak investigation coordinator
  • Preparedness epidemiologist
  • Program director
  • Public health analyst
  • Public health epidemiologist
  • Public health program consultant
  • Research analyst
  • Supervisory senior epidemiologist

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Doctoral Health Care Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Public Service Leadership doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 65%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 84%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 76%


Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.


Made a significant contribution to my profession 56%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 62%Assumed leadership responsibilities 56%Received a salary increase 46%Received a promotion 44%


Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.