Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental health and safety is a specified branch of the health professions focusing on the worker/environment interface.

Protecting America's workers and the general public from injury and illness in today's age of technological advancement has become one of the most challenging and rewarding professions available. The environmental health and safety program is multidisciplinary in nature, providing students with relevant exposure to basic sciences and behavioral science subjects as well as a thorough introduction to industrial hygiene and occupational safety concepts.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Health and Safety Engineer

  • My future career:

    Occupational Health and Safety Technician

  • My future career:

    Occupational Health Specialist

  • My future career:

    Risk Management Specialist

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Environmental Safety Specialist
    • Risk Manager