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Environment & Public Health - Jobs in Public Health

Hear from an EPH graduate:

EPH Graduate Ruchi Pancholy“The REHS license I received after completing this program has opened many possibilities that I would have never imagined -- including being interviewed not only for local health departments but also other government agencies across the country.”
-Ruchi Pancholy, REHS, EPH 2011
Foodborne Surveillance Coordinator, Hawaii State Dept of Health, Honolulu, HI

Hear from a Health Officer who has hired EPH graduates:

Health Officer Pete Tabbot“When I'm hiring an REHS, there is no substitute for the Rutgers Enviroment and Public Health (EPH) program. There is simply no comparable training to prepare an REHS for successful, substantive work in the field. EPH students leave with a comprehensive understanding of the complex field in which we work, and have already gained invaluable real world experience through their five week internship. Whether it's in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines that comprise the work of an REHS, like epidemiology and microbiology, or the practical application of best practices in the field, the EPH program consistently produces model environmental health specialists. In fact, all five of the REHSs I've hired have been EPH graduates, and I can't imagine it any other way.
-Peter N. Tabbot, Health Officer
Rockaway Township Health Department

Building on the knowledge they gained in the EPH program, our graduates have begun careers working around the state, country and world on global and local environmental and public health issues.

What kind of job can you get with an REHS license?

Here are just a few of the vital jobs EPH graduates perform in careers dedicated to making their communities safer and healthier:

  • Developing bioterrorism preparedness plans

  • Scouting for early signs of disease outbreaks and food poisoning

  • Detecting and monitoring West Nile virus

  • Spearheading lead safety education programs in their communities

  • Computerized mapping of rabies and Lyme disease outbreaks

  • Troubleshooting environmental problems associated with famine in Africa

  • Investigating environmental carcinogens for The World Health Organization

  • Investigating “Cancer Clusters” in New Jersey

  • Organizing and leading regional watershed planning efforts

  • Carrying out quality control audits for private food manufacturers

  • Performing FDA inspections

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2017 Dates

» In the Classroom:
June 5 - July 21, 2017

» In the Field:
200 hour internship at a local health department