Job Outlook

The employment prospects for graduates of the Occupational Hygiene program are strong, with excellent compensation. In a salary survey conducted by the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the average annual salary nationally for occupational/industrial hygienists with a PhD degree was about $120,000.

What do Graduates Do?

Occupational hygiene graduates 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 alumni include 3M Company, the Minnesota Department of Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Illinois-Chicago, Keimyung University and more.

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