Jobs in Occupational Health and Safety

Career Info

Professional Work

Occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals work to keep people safe and healthy while on the job.  This is done by recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace hazards.  OHS professionals also design and manage safety programs, investigate workplace accidents, and provide safety training to employees.  

High Salaries

Our graduates enjoy high salaries and excellent job placement rates.  98% of our alumni who seek employment in OHS have a job within one year of graduation.  About 80% of our graduates receive starting salaries over $50,000 per year, and many will earn over $100,000 per year after several years of experience (see:http://www.asse.org/salarysurvey/).  A master's degree and/or professional certification enhance opportunities for increased pay.  

Industry Variety

Our alumni are employed in many industries (e.g. energy, transportation, retail, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare) and work in a variety of settings. These different work environments include offices, hospitals, factories, mines, and laboratories.  Most OHS professionals work in the private sector (for a company). Some are employed in government, academia, or consulting.