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. Graduates of this program are positioned for high-level careers in a variety of settings including academic, corporate, industrial, health agencies, and health care facilities.

Examples of Positions Held by Recent Graduates of the Program

3M, Inc.
Technical Services and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer

Drexel University
Assistant Professor

Portland VA Medical Center
Associate Professor

Chevron Corporation

Distinguished Toxicologist and Technical Fellow

Metropolitan Airports Commission
Senior Safety Specialist

Illinois State University
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health

Minnesota Department of Health
Senior Epidemiologist Cardno ChemRisk Senior Health Scientist

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