Our graduates work in a variety of job sites such as oil and gas companies, aircraft manufacturing facilities, computer chip manufacturers, national laboratories, nuclear power plants, school districts, consulting firms, and even orange juice manufacturers. Some of our graduates opt to go to work for a branch of the military or for government agencies such as OSHA or the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and some pursue academic careers. In addition, we expect our graduates to continue to grow in the field of Occupational Exposure Science and we measure graduate success according to these program objectives.
According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) 2013 Compensation Survey Report, the average salary for industrial hygienists was $105,166, compared with $94,947 in 2008. Industrial hygienists in the pharmaceutical industry earned the highest average salary at $117,106, and respondents 65 or older had the highest average salary at $132,471. The lowest average salaries were reported by respondents in government or the military ($96,291), and those younger than 35 ($69,820). The rate of increase in salaries is expected to continue.