Graduates from the Industrial Hygiene program have a range of employment opportunities available to them, in Minnesota and elsewhere. Some graduates work for multinational corporations. Others work for consulting firms. Some work for local, state, or federal government agencies or the U.S. military. Employers of our young alumni include 3M Company, Intel Corporation, Caterpillar Inc., the U.S. Navy, the Minnesota Department of Health, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Western Kentucky University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Keimyung University.
The employment prospects for graduates of the Industrial Hygiene program are strong, with excellent compensation. In a 2013 salary survey conducted by the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the average annual salary nationally for industrial hygienists with MS or MPH degrees and less than 5 years of experience was about $70,000. For those with MS or MPH degrees and 11-14 years of experience, the average salary was about $100,000. The average salary for industrial hygienists with PhD degrees was about $120,000.