Potential Career/Occupation Information

Environmental Disease Analyst

Occupation Information table
Overview: These analysts plan, direct and conduct studies to investigate the effects of industrial chemicals & waste products on the health of workers and residences exposed to these pollutants. They study occupational groups to identify the kinds of diseases that they are most likely to contract.
Duties: They analyze the kinds of diseases and causes of death of occupational groups that may have been exposed to health hazards in the industrial setting where they worked.

Statistically analyze health data from employees working in specific occupational settings and they compare the disease and death rates with the overall normal population.

They determine which specific environmental conditions are most correlated with the incidence of disease or death for an occupational group.

Advise government health agencies and management executives in each occupational group of any significant findings that suggest some employees may be exposed to health hazards in their plants.

Degree(s): A.S. Biotechnology 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.
Salary Range (National Average): $40,000 to $50,000
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: A master's degree or a Ph.D. with a major in environmental health or health management sciences is the ideal educational preparation for this occupation. A bachelor's degree is adequate for some assistant positions, but would limit your promotion opportunities. Courses in advanced statistics and computer-based data analysis are essential.
Recommended Skills:
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Using mathematics and/or statistics to solve problems.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Using scientific methods to investigate and conduct experiments.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
Recommended Values:
  • Create new ideas, programs, things, or anything else not previously developed by another person.
  • Having a level of income that will afford you with luxuries, and which will allow you to become financially independent.
  • Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.
  • Having a job where you can spend a significant amount of time outside.
  • Gaining the respect of others by the nature and/or level of responsibility of your work.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

* For New York salary data information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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