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George Goin

Environmental health assistant

George Goin’s STEM career as an environmental health assistant has him exploring Perth and helping its people!

No two days on the job are the same for George. As an environmental health assistant for the City of Perth, he protects, promotes, and improves public health to prevent people from getting sick from their environment. This includes inspecting, educating, running projects, assessing, planning, and monitoring everything from drinking water to tattoos and piercings.

George says the coolest thing about this gig is that he’s able to be out of the office while undertaking inspections and enjoying what Perth has to offer!

But how did he get here? Driven by wanting a career that would be helpful to his community, George (who liked maths and science at school) studied a Diploma of Environmental Health at ECU. At uni, he loved the interaction with his peers and the assistance provided by his lecturers. He also enjoyed learning about anatomy and toxicology, which has been handy in his current role.

If environmental health sounds like the right path for you, George says there are many great opportunities. “It covers a wide range of different careers, like environmental health officer, hygienist, and working with youth, the community or even mining.”

George’s STEM study and career path

  • Bachelor of Health Science, ECU
  • Diploma of Environmental Health, ECU
  • Food safety supervisor, Australian Institute of Food Safety
  • Lead food safety auditor, Australian College of Training
  • Environmental health assistant, City of Perth

This profile was brought to you in partnership with ECU.

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