How to become an ergonomist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
You can qualify as an ergonomist by doing a degree in ergonomics.
You can also complete a degree in a related subject then take a postgraduate course in ergonomics. Related subjects include:
- occupational therapy
- sports science
- design engineering
You can find out more about accredited postgraduate ergonomics courses from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
You may be able to get into this job by doing a Human Factors Specialist Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship.
It can take around 3 years to complete this apprenticeship.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship
If you work in industries like transport, healthcare or health and safety you may be able to complete short courses in ergonomics that will give you an insight into the field.
You can find out more from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors for professional development training, events and networking opportunities.
You'll find more about careers and training in ergonomics from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.