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Career Opportunities

EKU’s  Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety is a broad-based program that will prepare you to work in a variety of areas in the safety and health fields. 

The national average starting salary for Occupational Safety and Health Professionals is $63,230, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The field of occupational safety and health is vital to many industries and companies.  Safety specialists and managers are in demand all across the country.  The Occupational Safety degree program will provide you with the knowledge you need to become a leader in this field.  Course topics cover everything from OSHA and construction safety to industrial safety and hazardous materials.

The combination of what you learn in the classroom at EKU and the experience you’ll gain through internships, co-ops and your first job will make you very valuable to the industry.

Some careers available with an Occupational Safety degree are:                                            

  • Construction Site Safety Manager
  • OSHA Trainer
  • Plant Safety Manager
  • Safety Technician
  • Industrial Safety Coordinator
  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Corporate Safety Director

 

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