Job Outlook

The current job market for environmental health sciences graduates is extremely strong. Current trends shaping the field include: an increasing number of environmental and workplace hazards (including chemical, physical, psychosocial, and biological agents), governmental regulations, an increased prevalence of chronic disease and injury, public demands for healthcare reform, environmental protection and sustainability, and an increasing emphasis on global health.

What Do Graduates Do?

There is a greater need than ever for employers to improve environmental health and workplace safety. Graduates are well-prepared to work in universities, private companies and NGOs, national and international organizations, and state and local departments of health on health protection and promotion, applied research, education, and program development.

Examples of Positions Held by Recent Graduates of the Program

Minnesota Department of Health Biomonitoring & Engineering
Contaminants Unit Supervisor

City of Minneapolis
Health Inspector

Minnesota Department of Health
Supervisor, Indoor Air Unit

3M, Inc.
Occupational Health Manager

Pre-Employment Clearances and Scheduling Branch, Office of Human Resources Management, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Nurse Consultant

Minnesota Department of Health
Biomonitoring & Emerging Contaminants Unit Supervisor

M.A. Mortenson Company
Environmental Director

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