Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

General Information

Description

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 9,600 openings for occupational health and safety specialists and 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

$76,340

State-by-state Salary

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$96,820
$50,890
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 72%
  • Master's degree 18%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Public Safety and Security
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