What Do Environmental Health Professionals Do?

Environmental health professionals are everywhere and hold a variety of job titles. Below are just a few with varied salary ranges based on averages provided by environmental health professionals. These are are ballpark estimates based on salary surveys with some EH professionals.

Where you could work:

  • State, county and city health agencies
  • Environmental consulting companies
  • Private corporations
  • Federal government
  • International organizations
  • Non profit organizations
  • Academia (colleges and universities)

An environmental health specialist is a general term for someone who inspects environmental health systems to make sure they are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. These regulations are set by the government to keep citizens safe and healthy.

Responsibilities often include:

  • Reviewing permits
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Investigating complaints
  • Monitoring
  • Educating
  • Performing inspections
  • Renewing or revoking licenses

Average salary range: $36,310 - $102,610
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics