CAREERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Environmental Health at West Chester University is a great academic and career choice. We are a nationally-accredited B.S. and MPH program that prepares young professionals for an exciting career working to solve the most pressing environmental problems of today and tomorrow. Environmental Health professionals anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control hazards that can affect human health in both the natural and built environment. Environmental Health professionals are proficient scientists who apply their skills to solving environmental problems.

Our graduates are in demand and are widely employed in hospitals; universities; environmental consulting firms; a variety of industries including the water and wastewater management industry, chemical and medical products; food supply and distribution companies; state and federal government and county health departments. For a brief illustration of what we do, watch the video at this link. Other valuable videos which address workers' health, chemical safety and the role of Environmental Health Professionals in managing safety during a variety of situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic are “The Right Thing to Do" and "What is Industrial/Occupational Hygiene?".

For more information you can also visit the websites of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs AEHAP and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Graduates of our program are also eligible for entering the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and US Army and Navy Environmental Science and Engineering careers. Additionally, our graduates meet the criteria to take the NEHA Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) upon graduation. After completing the required work experience qualification, our program's graduates can take the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exams.

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WHO ARE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS?

WATER QUALITY SPECIALISTS
AIR POLLUTION SPECIALISTS

EPIDEMIOLOGISTS
TOXICOLOGISTS

SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALISTS
ECOLOGISTS

FOOD SAFETY SPECIALISTS
REMEDIAL RESPONSE SPECIALISTS

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS

EMERGENCY RESPONSE  
HAZARDOUS WASTE SPECIALISTS

 

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WHO HIRES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL?

Here are some companies who have recently hired our program's students:

                   Hospital

Hospitals  

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Penn Medicine
Crozer Health

                     Worker

Occupational Health & Safety Consultants

Colden Corporation
Eagle IH
L3Harris Technologies

                      Government

Government

Chester County Health Department
OSHA
CDC
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Airport
US Public Health Services (USPHS)

                             Industry

          Private Industry

          Arkema
          Tesla
          SEPTA
          Amazon
          American Water
          TeVa Pharmaceuticals
          Johnson & Johnson

                              Environment

        Environmental Consulting

          Batta Environmental
          Morgan Corporation
          Janssen Biotech
          EnviroSure
          EMSL Analytical
          L3Harris

          And many more...    

                       Sustainability

 

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