Graduates from ENHS regularly find positions in the environmental and occupational fields in government, industry, academia, consulting firms. Potential employment opportunities include positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Health Departments, State Departments of Environmental Quality or Environmental Protection, major manufacturing and petrochemical industries, and environmental and civil engineering consulting firms.
The salary range for positions mentioned above is $44,550 – $143,700 according to academic training, certifications, and experience (Source: whatispublichealth.org).
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is listed as one of the 10 booming jobs according to 2010 CNN Money Magazine.
According to Yahoo Hotjobs’ January 2009 report, Environmental Scientist is among the top 10 high salary careers:
Median Hourly Wage: $30.71
Environmental scientists will be the heroes of the coming era, developing much-needed strategies to redress environmental damage to soil, water, and air. The field is expected to grow 25% in response to new federal regulations and funding, as well as private investment. A bachelor’s degree in earth sciences will get you started in this fascinating and important field. Many scientists go on to a master’s degree to secure the best opportunities. by Clare Kaufman, FindtheRightSchool.com”