No matter where people work, travel, live or play, conditions exist that can result in personal injury or illness. And wherever the possibility of personal injury or illness exists, they will find safety professionals dedicated to preventing human suffering and related losses. Their specific roles and activities vary widely, depending on their education, experience and the types of organizations for whom they work.
Successful safety professionals are effective communicators with strong "people skills." Most people in this profession characteristically possess the desire to help and work with others. The safety professional faces new challenges almost daily. The satisfaction of knowing that people have been protected because harmful accidents and other incidents have been prevented is just one of the many rewards associated with professional safety practice or "what safety professionals do." The safety field is so diverse it attracts people who enjoy technical subjects as well as those who enjoy working with people. The safety field is so complex; it's hard to be bored!
Work with different types of people
Strong business writing and public speaking skills
Competencies in math, statistics, and the sciences
Customer satisfaction skills
Work under pressure
Interpersonal communications skills
Click on one of the links to the right to find possible job titles, employers and web sites related to this major.
Your major is not your career. Of course it can be.
A chemistry major can become a chemist, a history major can become an historian. But it is much more likely that your career choices will be enormously varied, and not tied to a specific major at all.
The 21st century workplace will challenge you to have many different jobs and most probably multiple careers. Your major will provide you a broad range of skills which will enable you to stay marketable in the fast-changing work world.
As you explore majors, be sure and take advantage of the following areas: college course bulletin, professors, upperclassmen, college alumni, family, friends and your Career Development Center Networking Program -- most importantly, don't panic! We're here to help.
In addition to the majors listed at the right, IU Southeast offers a number of certificate programs and academic minors to help students round out or expand their academic profile.
Learn more about our certificate programs and minors.