Median Annual Salary:


Data last updated October 2021

Back To Career Finder

Job Description

An infection control practitioner is responsible for disease prevention in hospitals and healthcare facilities. They are often a registered nurse and must have strong research and investigative skills. This position requires knowledge of epidemiology and application of public health practices in an acute care hospital environment.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, need for infection control practitioners is at an all time high. They are working in hospitals to educate staff on best practices for infection prevention and making sure that the hospital is up-to-date on infection prevention methods. They also work with and educate patients on how to best prevent infection when hospitalized and how to prevent recurrence when they go back home.


Patient Contact


Employment Outlook

From 2014 to 2024, infection control practitioners can expect to see a growth in demand of 10% for their skills. This is much higher than the national average for most other professions.


Masters – 5+ Years