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Employment for epidemiologists is projected to grow faster than the average for all careers through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Job prospects for epidemiologists are promising because there will always be a need to understand, control, and prevent the spread of disease. There is particular promise in the growing field of environmental epidemiology. The DOL reports that "new legislation that will improve medical record-keeping is expected to create more opportunities for epidemiologists to track infection and demographic data."