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Environmental/​Public Health Officer

Āpiha Hauora Taiao/​Pāpori

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Environmental/public health officers investigate, monitor, assess and advise on food and alcohol safety, disease prevention, disease outbreaks, and environmental hazards such as pollution.

Pay

Graduate environmental/public health officers usually earn

$48K-$70K per year

Experienced environmental/public health officers usually earn

$55K-$85K per year

Source: DHBs/PSA 'Allied, Public Health and Technical MECA', 2017, and Wellington City Council, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an environmental/public health officer are average due to stable worker numbers and low turnover.
Jack Heagney checks a coffee machine inside a new cafe

Environmental health officers help places, such as cafes, meet food safety requirements

Last updated 28 August 2018