Environmental Health

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About this program

A program that focuses on the application of environmental sciences, public health, the biomedical sciences, and environmental toxicology to the study of environmental factors affecting human health, safety, and related ecological issues, and prepares individuals to function as professional environmental health specialists. Includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology, public policy analysis, public management, risk assessment, communications, environmental law, occupational health and safety emergency response, and applications such as air quality, food protection, radiation protection, solid and hazardous waste management, water quality, soil quality, noise abatement, housing quality, and environmental control of recreational areas.

Career Opportunities

OHS Specialists

Alex Hepple from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
1 reviews
review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.
$78110
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

OHS Technicians

collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.
$57870
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Health Specialties Professors

teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
$124890
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Health Environmental Scientists

conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or public health. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
$80090
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Epidemiologists

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, PhD, MPH, RYT, CMP from
1 reviews
investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
$83620
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Medical Scientists

conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities.
$101800
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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