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Investigate Careers - Environmental Public Health 

Typical interests and values of environmental public health majors

  • Interest in the environment and people
  • Desire to improve the community
  • Enjoys a variety of work settings
  • Likes working with government agencies
  • Likes a breadth of career options

Knowledge gained from studying environmental public health

An environmental public health (ENPH) major's knowledge draws from many areas including courses in biology, chemistry, and even food sanitation. Because of the diversity of class topics, ENPH majors receive knowledge in many different areas.

Skills gained from an environmental public health major  

  • Proficiency for accuracy
  • Mathematical skills
  • Ability to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of environmental equipment
  • Comfortable in laboratory settings

What are environmental public health graduates doing?

Environmental public health majors can find jobs in a variety of fields. Many times, employers of ENPH graduates are government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration. Local health agencies, hospitals, schools/universities, local/state/federal governments, non-profit organizations, and private organizations also employ ENPH graduates.


 Read about the career paths of some UW- Eau Claire environmental public health graduates in Blugold Success Stories.

Entry-level positions reported by recent graduates:

  • Asst. Environmental Health Consultant-Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Environmental Health Specialist-Industrial Protection Corps
  • Health Sanitarian/Inspector-State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Public Health Inspector-Waushara County, Montello, WI
  • Safety Specialist-Gunderson Lutheran, Lacrosse, WI
The Environmental Public Health Department has additional information about career options.

Research job titles and descriptions on credible websites



Visit Career Services

  • Schedule an appointment to discuss career options in environmental public health with a career advisor by calling 715-836-5358.

Conduct Informational Interviews

After researching some of these jobs, students can begin informational interviewing. The Blugold Success Stories site is a great way to find contacts with whom you can conduct informational interviews.

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