Average Salary For Epidemiologist In South Africa

Epidemiologists are public health workers who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education, and health policy.


Epidemiologist Salary In South Africa

The average salary for an Epidemiologist in South Africa is R572,054.

How do I become an epidemiologist in South Africa?

A master’s degree in a medical or health-related field; OR. An honour’s/bachelor’s degree with prior research experience.

Matric/senior certificate.

Curriculum vitae.

Academic transcript/s.

Proof of online application from the university (the University of Pretoria and the University of the Witwatersrand).

Are epidemiologists doctors?

No. While epidemiologists study and investigate the causes and sources of diseases in much the same way as medical doctors, they’re not considered actual physicians.

Do epidemiologists go to medical school?

Epidemiologists need at least a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Most epidemiologists have a master’s degree in public health (MPH) or a related field, and some have completed a doctoral degree in epidemiology or medicine.

How Long Does It Take to Become an Epidemiologist?

The timeline depends on your training and background, but with education requirements, it may take seven years or more: four years for a bachelor’s degree and two to three years for a master’s degree.

Which subjects are required for epidemiologists?

Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Field Epidemiology.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Public Health Informatics.

Implementation Science.


Where can I study epidemiology in SA?

University of Pretoria

The University of the Witwatersrand.

Where do epidemiologists work?

Epidemiologists work in offices and laboratories, usually at health departments for state and local governments, in hospitals, and at colleges and universities.