MY CAREER GPS      LOG-IN   
             
 

Job Details

Job Title Job Family Job Cluster
Environmental Health Specialist Public Health Healthcare
 
Description    
An environmental health specialist (also referred to as environmental health inspector, environmental health officer, environmental health professional, environmental health sanitarian, environmental health scientist, and/or sanitarian) plans, develops, implements, and evaluates standards and systems to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public from adverse environmental factors and to improve the quality of the physical environment as it affects health. They may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. They manage environmental health problems and promote public awareness of the need to prevent and eliminate environmental health hazards. They may also conduct inspections and take enforcement actions for environmental health laws and regulations. Currently, there is a great need for environmental health specialists in many states. While it is a well-paid profession, not many people are aware of this industry.
     
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$30,000-$61,000 Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Biology with two years supervised internship and completion of a certifying exam UNCG-JSNN (BS, MPH), WFU (BS, MS, Cert)
     
Related Careers and Job Families
Untitled Document

Environmental Health Specialist

               
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
                           
         
       
       
       
       
       
    Environmental Managers and Engineers Industrial Health and Safety Engineers Health and Safety Managers Environmental Scientists and Specialists Environmental Compliance Inspectors Environmental Science and Protection Technicians    
       
                           
   
   
   
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
                           
      Environmental Managers and Engineers    
    Industrial Health and Safety Engineers Health and Safety Managers Environmental Scientists and Specialists Environmental Compliance Inspectors Environmental Science and Protection Technicians    
       
       
       
       
                           
                           
                           
Environmental Managers and Engineers Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Assurance Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing
Industrial Health and Safety Engineers Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Assurance Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing
Health and Safety Managers Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Assurance Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Assurance Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing
Environmental Compliance Inspectors Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Assurance Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Assurance Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing
Environmental Managers and Engineers Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Management Cluster: Logistics and Distribution
Industrial Health and Safety Engineers Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Management Cluster: Logistics and Distribution
Health and Safety Managers Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Management Cluster: Logistics and Distribution
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Management Cluster: Logistics and Distribution
Environmental Compliance Inspectors Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Management Cluster: Logistics and Distribution
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians Job Family: Health-Safety-Environmental Management Cluster: Logistics and Distribution

 

  Tracker
    Featured Career - Heatlhcare
This text will be replaced
 
 

EMT -- Paramedic (including Critical Care)

Salary Range: $20,000-$40,000 and up
Education offered at: Alamance CC (Cert), Davidson CC (AAS, Cert), GTCC (AAS), Randolph CC (Cert), Rockingham CC (Cert, AAS), Surry CC (Cert), WFU (ACLS, PALS & NRP Certs)
Learn more about this career

Piedmont Triad Prospector Resources

 
 
 
My Jobs Explored
· Environmental Health Specialist
 
 
Triad Career Path: Career Exploration Lattice
© Piedmont Triad Partnership, WIRED Initiative, 2010.