Career

The employment outlook for PhD toxicologists is strong. Numerous opportunities exist in industry where companies hire toxicologists to ensure that their products and drugs are safe. Toxicologists in government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Agency review and regulate the use of chemicals and drugs. In academia, toxicologists often investigate mechanisms of toxicity.

Alumni of this program have followed a variety of career pathways. Some examples include:

  • Senior Toxicologist at 3M
  • Toxicologist, Chevron Corporation
  • Distinguished Toxicologist and Technical Fellow, Medtronic
  • Senior Safety Specialist, Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Illinois State University,
  • Senior Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Senior Health Scientist at Cardno ChemRisk
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