Jobholders in this unit group use specialist technical skills and knowledge to protect people from health risks associated with the environment in which they live and work. They maintain and safeguard standards, including taking legal action to enforce relevant legislation with regard to public health policy.
Entrants normally require a degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) in addition to a work-based training placement, followed by professional examinations.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £24,000 per annum and can progress up to £46,000 per annum.
There are currently 1,284 employed Environmental Health Professionals in the region.