FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

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Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Environmental and occupational health as one of the fastest growing segments of the job market and offers diverse career paths.

Our graduates’ unique perspectives in understanding the concepts of human genetics and interactions between environmental and occupational stressors and genetic variations make them in demand not only in academia, but also in government (EPA, FDA, NIH, United Nations, USAID, World Bank) and areas of private industry, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical research firms. The salary range for employees within this field ranges from $30,000 to $100,000+, with an average salary near $50,000.

Environmental and occupational health graduates are working as:

  • Educators
  • Toxicologists
  • Risk Assessors
  • Environmental Health Specialists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Ergonomists
  • Occupational Health Scientists and Physicians
  • Researchers
  • Public Health Practitioners
  • Managers
  • Decision makers

Choosing the Right Academic Path to Environmental and Occupational Health. Not sure of your future career direction?

Consider an MPH or PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health for these career paths:

  • Professional practice
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Environment management
  • Government
  • Industry
  • International organizations
  • NGOs
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry

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CONTACT US

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 355
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-7778
Fax: 305-348-1996

Marcus S. Cooke, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
305-348-7778
mcooke@fiu.edu