Industrial Hygiene Careers

Experiential Learning and Employers of our Graduates

The UNA IH program has earned a reputation for graduating a pool of qualified industrial hygienists who are providing valuable services to workers and employers in this geographical region and beyond. Our students have received offers for both pre-professional internships and full time employment from many noteworthy companies including:

  • 3M
  • Alcoa
  • Arconic
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • BP Chemicals
  • Constellium
  • Day & Zimmerman
  • General Electric
  • NASA
  • OSHA
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Southwire
  • Southern Nuclear
  • TVA
  • The University of Alabama, SafeState
  • United Launch Alliance
  • Vulcan Materials

Careers in Industrial Hygiene

Job diversity is a major benefit to consider when choosing a career. As noted from the list of employers above, IHs are not limited to a particular type of industry or role. They can be employed in a variety of organizations such as:

  • manufacturing companies
  • chemical companies
  • hazardous waste companies
  • consulting firms
  • insurance companies
  • research laboratories
  • hospitals
  • colleges and universities
  • government

Job Titles

Common job titles you might obtained with a degree in industrial hygiene include:

  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Industrial Hygiene Manager
  • Safety and Health Engineer
  • Safety and Health Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Ergonomics Manager
  • Loss Control Consultant
  • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer
  • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager


Salary depends on many variables, including education, tenure, certification, and geographic location. The average mean salary for industrial hygienists in a recent survey was $105,166.