Career Exploration

 

Career Exploration should begin early in the education process. Statistically, it is considerably more challenging for graduates to obtain valuable work, waiting until after they graduate to begin career exploration versus students who establish a strong career footing early on. Students within the OEH program are advised to look into industries and internships within their first year of study. 

Depending on your degree program emphasis, students who receive an advanced OEH degree, are prepared as highly trained professionals in the following career areas: research, academia, insurance, goverment, consultative and private industry. Further specific career examples include but are not limited to:

Career

*median salary

Occupational Medicine Physicians

$285,000

Industrial Hygienists w/ CIH or CSP

$105,000

Health and Safety Engineers

$91,410

Research Analysts

$84,810

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

$73,600

Epidemiologists

$70,990

* Data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene*