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
Technical Services and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer
Portland VA Medical Center
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