Get a COVID-19 Contract Tracer Job—History Majors Are Great Candidates

History major gets contract tracer job!

Dear History majors – I just heard from one of you with the following info. I hope that more of you are successful at landing one of these jobs. Pays well!

Here’s what she said:

I hope everything is going well for you these days! I wanted to let you know that per your recommendation, I did actually apply for a job as a contact tracer. I heard back this morning and will be starting the job in the coming weeks. I thought I would share some information related to the position, in case you wanted to pass it along to the rest of the department.

The one major requirement is that contact tracers have access to a telephone, computer, and internet, in order to perform the basic job functions of calling people and recording information in the database.

The pay is $27 per hour, and they want hired applicants to be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. However, they do understand that as the state begins to reopen, people may need to leave the position to go back to other jobs.

There is no in-person interview, instead they asked me a few questions about experience I had that related to the job (such as data-entry and interacting with diverse members of the community) and other questions about my ability and willingness to perform various job functions.

It seems like a great opportunity to help out during this time, and in a small way be a part of the history currently being made by this pandemic.

Below I’ve included two links, one to the contact tracer application, and one to the information about contact tracing on the New York State website. If there is any other information I can send along, please let me know, and I hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy.

Link to contact tracer application:

Link to information on NYS website:

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