Environmental health professional
- Initiates legal proceedings and gives evidence in court.
- Gives talks at public enquiries and meetings, ensures compliance through education, advice and enforcement.
- Ensures animal welfare for compliance with legislation, issues licences for premises such as pet shops, zoos and abattoirs.
- Monitors radiation activity, levels of noise, air, land and water pollution and takes appropriate action when safety levels are exceeded.
- Investigates outbreaks of food poisoning, infectious diseases or pests.
- Follows up complaints of unsafe workplaces, investigating accidents.
- Inspects businesses for compliance with legislation on health and safety, food hygiene and food standards and takes appropriate action in the event of non-compliance.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for environmental health professional is £36,095
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 228. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for environmental health professional roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £36,095 per year. That is about £3,008 per month or £18.51 per hour. New workers generally start on £23,026, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,280
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 228 people are employed in the region.