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Environmental Health Officer

Āpiha Hauora Taiao

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Environmental health officers investigate, monitor, and assess the effects of environmental hazards, such as pollution, unsafe food and infectious diseases on people's health and well being. They also ensure registered premises comply with regulations and grant licenses to them. 

 

Pay

Environmental health officers usually earn

$47K-$88K per year

Source: New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an environmental health officer are average, with better opportunities in the main cities than in other parts of the country.
Andrew Taylor talking to a chef in a kitchen

Monitoring food safety is an important part of an environmental health officer's role

Last updated 2 June 2017