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Environmental Health Officer

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Environmental health officers (EHOs) help protect members of the public from disease and other dangers to health. They advise and educate organisations on how to meet regulations and make sure that they are enforced.

They deal with safety of food and water, housing, air and noise pollution, epidemic control, pest control and waste disposal.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Salaries for qualified environmental health officers in the UK tend to be in the range of £27,000 to £40,000 a year. Senior EHOs can earn up to around £50,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most EHOs in Scotland work for local authorities or for government agencies such as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), but you could move into work in the private sector; in hotels, the catering industry or food manufacturing.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
849
1.8 %
RISE
2023
864
  United Kingdom
2018
9322
1.1 %
RISE
2023
9423

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)
Tel: 0131 229 2968
E-mail: contact@rehis.com
Website: http://www.rehis.com

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