Yahoo! Finance has an article on the top 25 careers in the world, based on job growth, salary potential, education level, and room for innovation. Guess what #8 was? Epidemiologist! That’s right, we beat out athletes and actors!
Mind you, the article did make it a point to mention that despite the coolness factor of our jobs, we Epidemiologists make bupkiss. That’s why when people ask me what I do, I sometimes answer, “I’m the poor kind of doctor that can’t save your life.”