Sanitarian

Plan, develop, and execute environmental health programs.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sanitarians do?

Plans, develops, and executes environmental health program: Organizes and conducts training program in environmental health practices for schools and other groups. Determines and sets health and sanitation standards and enforces regulations concerned with food processing and serving, collection and disposal of solid wastes, sewage treatment and disposal, plumbing, vector control, recreational areas, hospitals and other institutions, noise, ventilation, air pollution, radiation, and other areas. Confers with government, community, industrial, civil defense, and private organizations to interpret and promote environmental health programs. Collaborates with other health personnel in epidemiological investigations and control. Advises civic and other officials in development of environmental health laws and regulations.


Should I be a Sanitarian?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Sanitarian

    Most Sanitarians have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9ehfaa&chl=no+college+%2847%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2824%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,47,47
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