Public Health
Environmental Health Specialist

Overview Preparation Resources blank graphic
Career photo
Salary: $43,665 - $79,039
small linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall line
Hourly: $18.4 - $25.96
small linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall line
Outlook: 4 Stars
small linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall line
Length of Training: 2-6 years
small linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall line
Career Explorer
small linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall line
Roadmap
small linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall linesmall line

Length of Training/Requirements
Environmental Health Specialists have Bachelor’s degrees from accredited universities. Some areas of specialization require advanced degrees.  

Licensure/Certification

Certification for environmental health specialists is optional and may be obtained from the National Environmental Health Association. The type of training and certification needed depends on the types of facilities being inspected. Certification areas include registered environmental health specialist/registered sanitarian, certified environmental health technician, registered hazardous substances professional, and registered hazardous substances specialist. The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) requires registration and licensure of professional sanitarians and code enforcement officers. Applicants may obtain information from the TDSHS Sanitation Registration Program at www.dshs.state.tx.us/plc

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Station D
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
Texas Southern University Houston B
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
The University of Texas at Austin Austin B
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso M
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston M,D
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston M
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Fort Worth M
seperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation lineseperation line
*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate