Environmental Health Officer

Environmental health officers are responsible for monitoring and enforcing health and hygiene legislation. They also conduct several investigations such as pollution, noise problem, toxic contamination, pest infestation, or an outbreak of food poisoning. 

Career Details

These professionals spend much of their time in the communities they serve. Environmental health officers also advise employers on environmental health, deliver training, provide evidence in court, investigate complaints, and much more. 

These professionals are also known as EHO, environmental health practitioners, or public health inspectors. They visit different premises to ensure they are operating safely and are hygienic and healthy. The main aim of environmental health officers is to protect people from health, safety, and environmental risks that could cause ill health. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Strong and clear verbal and written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems 
  • Interpersonal skills
Study options:
  • Bachelor Environmental Science 
  • Bachelor Environmental Health
  • Local authorities
  • The armed forces
  • Commercial organizations
  • Supermarkets and large food retailers 
  • Consultancies