Epidemiologist - Salary and Career
Clinical doctors

Epidemiologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They carry out medical consultations and care, treat patients and clients, implement disease prevention and health promotion actions, both individual and collective, coordinate health programs and services, carry out expertise, audits and medical investigations, prepare documents and disseminate knowledge in the medical field.

How much does an Epidemiologist earn

A Epidemiologist earns between $1.100 and $17.496 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.340 and a median salary of $3.728 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 59 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Epidemiologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.340 64.081 1.335 36
1º Quartile 1.100 13.200 275 8
Median Salary 3.728 44.733 932 25
3º Quartile 13.344 160.122 3.336 91
Higher Salary 17.496 209.957 4.374 119

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals
        • clinical doctors

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Main workplaces

Clinical doctors the positions of this CBO family exercise their functions in sectors whose activities refer to health and social services, teaching, research and development. In general, they work on their own, as self-employed, without permanent supervision. They are organized individually and in a work team, developing activities in closed environments, during irregular working hours. Exception made is professionals who work in the Family Health Strategy Program, where they perform their duties as employees, with occasional supervision and fulfill the weekly workload provided for in a specific Ordinance. They may work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and, due to the nature and level of responsibility inherent in the role, may be subject to constant stress. In some occupations, professionals may be subject to the action of toxic, chemical, radioactive and biological materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Clinical doctors

These occupations are performed by professionals with higher education in Medicine, accredited by the Regional Council of Medicine (CRM). The full exercise of functions takes place after a period of one to two years of professional experience and three to four years for the anthroposophic doctor. For the exercise of the function in the Family Health Strategy Program, no previous experience is necessary.

Functions and activities of Epidemiologist

Clinical doctors must:

  • promoting family health;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • treating patients and clients;
  • perform medical consultation and assistance;
  • diffusion of medical knowledge;
  • perform medical consultation and service;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform expertise, audits and medical inquiries;
  • perform consultation and medical assistance;
  • elaborate medical documents;
  • coordinating health programs and services;
  • implement health promotion actions;
  • promote family health;
  • coordinate health programs and services;
  • diffusion medical knowledge;
  • perform medical expertise, audits and inquiries;
  • perform medical expertise, audits and investigations;
  • difusing medical knowledge;
  • perform investigations, audits and medical inquiries;
  • treat patients and clients;
  • implementing health promotion actions;
  • spreading medical knowledge;

  • Activities

    • monitor the user's therapeutic plan;
    • perform home visits;
    • to raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • supervise instrumental propaedeutics;
    • describe medical actions;
    • implementing worker safety and protection measures;
    • implement biosecurity measures;
    • develop equipment;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • evaluate expert knowledge;
    • implementing environmental health measures;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt language;
    • teaching classes;
    • evaluate biographical moment;
    • implanting orthoses and prostheses;
    • raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • fill in compulsory notification forms;
    • request additional exams;
    • perform complementary exams;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • manage urgent and emergency situations;
    • select work team;
    • practicing psychotherapy;
    • distribute tasks;
    • issue declarations;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • performing treatment with biological agents;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • collect testimonials;
    • assisting the regulation of medical activities;
    • perform in-office assistance;
    • interpret clinical examination data and complementary exams;
    • follow the user's therapeutic plan;
    • disclose information in the media;
    • implement environmental health measures;
    • establish health action plan;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • promote health campaigns;
    • implement worker safety and protection measures;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • prescribe hygienic-dietary measures;
    • issuing certificates;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • perform instrumental workup;
    • manage financial resources;
    • forward users to other professionals;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • perform treatment with biological agents;
    • archive documents;
    • setting up service schedule;
    • indicating non-drug therapies;
    • planning treatment of clients and patients;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • demonstrate ability to deal with adverse situations;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • perform community health diagnosis;
    • supervise medical training;
    • assist in the regulation of medical activities;
    • perform physical examination;
    • diagnose the health status of patients and clients;
    • track prevalent diseases;
    • demonstrate selective attention capacity;
    • assist the regulation of medical activities;
    • indicating the need for hospitalization;
    • interpret data from clinical examination and complementary exams;
    • assist childbirth;
    • participate in the management of inputs;
    • select patients in specific situations;
    • updating registration information;
    • formulate expert questions;
    • answer expert questions;
    • to be responsible for all services provided to the enrolled population;
    • demonstrate ability to make decisions;
    • demonstrate quickness of perception;
    • elaborate reports;
    • promote educational activities;
    • demonstrate receptiveness;
    • guarding organs and tissues;
    • supervise instrumental workup;
    • elaborate standard operating procedures;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • dispatch work;
    • define territory of action;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • issue reports;
    • promoting health campaigns;
    • inspect work environments;
    • elaborate reports;
    • issue prescriptions;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • guard organs and tissues;
    • organizing continuing education courses;
    • participate in association boards, professional associations and health councils;
    • dispatch time;
    • prepare research projects;
    • prescribing drugs, medicines, herbal and anthroposophic;
    • monitor the health status of hospitalized patients;
    • supervise health team;
    • redefine the disease for the patient by individualizing its meaning;
    • supervise medical acts;
    • deliver preventive treatments;
    • monitor cognitive/emotional development of the student/educator;
    • assisting childbirth;
    • discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients, clients, guardians and family members;
    • cultivating organs and tissues;
    • prescribe immunization;
    • demonstrate ability to preserve medical confidentiality;
    • develop procedures;
    • request interconsultations;
    • examine medical documents;
    • issue certificates;
    • organize scientific meetings;
    • practicing interventional procedures;
    • indicate treatment;
    • elaborate medical records;
    • elaborate protocols for medical procedures;
    • inspect equipment and facilities;
    • performing gene therapy;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • perform treatment with physical agents;
    • developing procedures;
    • monitor health status of hospitalized patients;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • promote vector and zoonosis control actions;
    • performing gene therapy;
    • participate in meetings, congresses and other scientific events;
    • establishing medical-hospital committees;
    • establishing prognosis;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • remove organs and tissues;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • perform gene therapy;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • establish prognosis;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • perform treatment with chemical agents;
    • demonstrate altruism;
    • setting up a scale of services;
    • setting up a service schedule;
    • issue opinions;
    • demonstrate medical actions;
    • establishing a health action plan;
    • serving users in ubss, in homes or community spaces;
    • rehabilitate patients and clients (biopsychosocial conditions);
    • promoting educational activities;
    • set up service schedule;
    • perform hospital visits;
    • demonstrate impartiality of judgment;
    • stimulating the patient to develop autonomy and self-care;
    • provide testimonials;
    • practicing clinical interventions;
    • elaborate informative and normative material;
    • organizing scientific meetings;
    • developing research in medicine;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • perform autopsies;
    • specify inputs;
    • perform urgent and emergency care;
    • perform organ and tissue transplants;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • writing scientific papers;
    • identify users' needs;
    • evaluate medical acts;
    • carry out actions to prevent injuries and cures;
    • prescribe treatment;

    Sectors that hire Epidemiologist the most in the job market

    • general public administration
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • immunization and urban pest control
    • hospital care activities
    • health management support activities
    • market and public opinion research
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • outpatient care activities
    • attorney services
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights

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