NIOSH Careers

At a glance

Employment that brings science and safety to life. A career at NIOSH means joining one of the best places to work as a public servant, protecting the lives of all workers.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Careers

Working at NIOSH

At NIOSH, our workforce is as diverse as the population we serve. We have a world-class team of talented experts. They come from many different fields and backgrounds and share a common passion for occupational health and safety. It's this diversity of thought and inclusivity that fosters ingenuity, collaboration of ideas, and partnership.

Come join our team!

Current Federal Career Opportunities‎

View current open NIOSH positions.

Paths to working at NIOSH

There are many paths to working at NIOSH beyond the federal jobs shared above. Did you know that you can join NIOSH as a recent graduate via different fellowships, including the Epidemic Intelligence Service?

NIOSH internships, fellowships, and other non-federal career and training opportunities are listed on the CDC Student Internships and Jobs page.

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Featured career paths

Bring your skills to a team that is creating solutions to improve occupational safety and health for the nation's workforce!

Industrial Hygiene

Dru B. is an Associate Service Fellow – Industrial Hygienist with the NIOSH Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, West Virginia. He says, "My workday at NIOSH is far from typical. I get to work on a variety of exciting research and service projects. As an Industrial Hygienist, working at NIOSH has been a fantastic opportunity. I get to experience a wide range of workplaces and to take part in cutting-edge occupational safety and health research."

Man with hard hat and safety vest walking under a sign that says safety
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Casey S. is a Materials Engineer with the NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division, Washington. She says, "Working at NIOSH allows me to get outside my office and experience new things. I have the unique ability to take my ideas and experiment in both the lab and at partner sites. Our goal is providing safer environments for mine workers."

I am CDC-Stories from NIOSH

Hear NIOSH scientists talk about their work in these short videos:

NIOSH locations

Map of the United States with NIOSH logos in Alaska, Atlanta, Ohio, Colorado, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Washington, DC
Image by NIOSH, NIOSH locations span the country

With locations across the U.S. you can work in a big city, experience a rural lifestyle, or explore a new city and culture. NIOSH has a place for you. Where will you call home? Let's find out together!