The environmental health profession is going through a generational change. The “Baby Boom Generation” is retiring and large numbers of leadership positions are opening up throughout our profession. Never have there been so many opportunities for young environmental health professionals to advance their careers.
Recently I was asked by a young environmental health specialist what they should do to prepare for promotion. My response was, “Find great mentors.” The environmental health specialist seemed surprised by the brevity of my response. There was no checklist of the 10 most important things to do. There was no recommended course to take. There was no specific book to read, just the counsel to find great mentors.
Read the President's Message in Full
Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 78, No. 2