The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
Environmental Disease Analyst
|Overview:||These analysts plan, direct and conduct studies to investigate the effects of industrial chemicals & waste products on the health of workers and residences exposed to these pollutants. They study occupational groups to identify the kinds of diseases that they are most likely to contract.|
|Duties:||They analyze the kinds of diseases and causes of death of occupational groups that may have been exposed to health hazards in the industrial setting where they worked.
Statistically analyze health data from employees working in specific occupational settings and they compare the disease and death rates with the overall normal population.
They determine which specific environmental conditions are most correlated with the incidence of disease or death for an occupational group.
Advise government health agencies and management executives in each occupational group of any significant findings that suggest some employees may be exposed to health hazards in their plants.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Environmental Health/Science
A.S./B.S. QCC/York Dual/Joint Biotechnology
|Job Outlook:||Employment of environmental disease specialists will grow faster than average through 2018 spurred by increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth and the continued need to monitor the quality of the environment. Demand should result from need to comply with environmental laws and regulations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$40,000 to $50,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A master's degree or a Ph.D. with a major in environmental health or health management sciences is the ideal educational preparation for this occupation. A bachelor's degree is adequate for some assistant positions, but would limit your promotion opportunities. Courses in advanced statistics and computer-based data analysis are essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.