Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

General Information

Description

Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

Job Outlook

Employment of environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 4,700 openings for environmental science and protection technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$46,850

State-by-state Salary

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$58,400
$30,870
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 54%
  • Master's degree 13%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Post baccalaureate 9%
  • High school 4%
  • Doctoral degree 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
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