Careers in Environmental Health Sciences

All graduates are prepared for advanced education and training if they decide to pursue further academic education and training in an aligned profession or discipline. Alternatively, graduates from our undergraduate- and graduate-level environmental health degree programs have many options for a career path in practice or research. The BSPH and MPH degree programs are designed for applied practice; and, the MS and PhD degree programs for entry-level and advanced research positions, respectively. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), federal, state, and local governments employ 43 percent of all environmental scientists. BLS data estimates that employment of environmental scientists is expected to increase by 11 percent between 2016 and 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in local, state, federal and international governmental and non-governmental agencies; industry; consulting firms; and academe. For examples, recent Ohio State graduates from our programs found jobs with the US Public Health Service, local and state health departments, the US Food & Drug Administration, the US Environmental protection Agency, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, CH2M Hill Environmental Consulting, among others.