Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

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Occupation Description

Occupational health and safety specialists review, assess, and investigate work settings and design plans and procedures to minimize or prevent illness or injury resulting from chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. They also conduct reviews and enforce observance of laws and guidelines governing the health and safety of individuals. They can work in the public or private sector. Environmental protection officers fall under this job heading.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

59610

Job Openings By 2020

25700

Growth Rate

8.5%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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