Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians
What They Do:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. Technicians work with specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.”
A bachelor’s degree is typically required.
What They Make:
The median annual wage for occupational health and safety specialists was $74,100 in 2019.
The median annual wage for occupational health and safety technicians was $51,550 in 2019.
Where They Work:
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians may work is offices or factories. Many professionals report frequent travel.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of occupational health and safety specialists is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations.”
Updated February 2021