Environmental and occupational health professionals work to find ways to keep our environments and workplaces healthy and safe. Graduates with an MPH in environmental and occupational health play an essential role in protecting the public from exposures to biological, chemical and physical agents and promoting healthy lifestyles.
With a master's degree in environmental and occupational health, graduates can work in a host of settings including the federal government (e.g., the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the US Geological Survey), national laboratories (e.g.,National Renewable Energy Laboratory), state (e.g., state health departments), county and local health agencies, environmental consulting firms, private industry, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, healthcare organizations, labor organizations, non-profits, and universities and colleges.
Some common job titles in environmental & occupational health include:
- Agricultural Inspector
- Built Environment Specialist
- Consumer Safety Officer
- Environmental Epidemiologist
- Environmental Health Policy Analyst
- Environmental Protection Officer
- Food Safety Specialist
- Health Physicists
- Industrial Hygienist
- Loss Prevention Specialist
- Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
- Occupational Medicine Physician
- Safety & Health Manager
- Sanitary Engineer
- Worksite Wellness Coordinator
The environmental and occupational health faculty members will work with students upon matriculation into the MPH program to design a training plan that aligns student interests with faculty expertise. Students will also have the opportunity to choose interesting and challenging practicum and capstone projects that help realize their career goals. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty frequently throughout their time at the Colorado School of Public Health.