Environmental Health Professionals (EHP) are committed to improving public health. Presently, there is a severe shortage of EHP across the country. Excellent jobs exist in a variety of areas. There are four important aspects to this work:
Although all EHP have public health at the heart of their job, they don't all work for the same sort of employer. Local authorities, suchthe agencies concerned with the protection of public health (including food, housing, health and safety, environmental/pollution control), employ most environmental health professionals. However, there are plenty of other possibilities:
And, of course, many EHP work abroad. For example, helping to provide clean, safe water, effective waste water treatment, insect vector control and ensuring safe food supplies are a major focus for international health organizations such as WHO, C.A.R.E., The Peace Corp, and U.S. AID.
Whether you choose to work in the public or the private sector you'll have excellent prospects and good salaries and working conditions.