Industrial Hygiene Careers


  • The demand for competent, highly-qualified OHS professionals continues to grow in Alabama and the country as a whole. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, jobs for occupational health and safety specialists are predicted to grow 7% to 10% over the next ten years.
  • The major in OHS prepares students for direct entry into the workplace or entry into graduate-level Occupational, Health, Safety, and Environmental programs. Our program has earned a reputation for graduating highly qualified students who provide a valuable service to workers and employers in this geographical region and beyond.
  • 80% of our students receive offers for full time employment before or within 3 months of graduation. Our students are employed with many noteworthy companies including:
    • 3M,
    • Alcoa
    • Arconic
    • Bridgestone Firestone
    • BP Chemicals
    • Constellium
    • Day & Zimmerman
    • General Electric
    • NASA
    • NIOSH
    • OSHA
    • Saint-Gobain
    • Southwire
    • Southern Nuclear
    • TVA
    • The University of Alabama, SafeState
    • United Launch Alliance
    • Vulcan Materials
  • Job diversity is a major benefit to consider when choosing a career. OHS professionals 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
  • Common job titles you might obtained with a degree in OHS include:
    • Occupational Health Manager
    • Occupational Health Engineer
    • Occupational Safety and Health Manager
    • Occupational Safety and Health Engineer
    • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer
    • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program Director
    • Loss Control Consultant
    • Risk ManagerIndustrial Hygienist
  • Compensation
    • Salary depends on many variables, including education, tenure, certification and geographic location
      • The average base salary for OHS professionals is $110,807
      • The average starting salary for OHS professionals is $58,300
      • AIHA 2019 Salary Study