According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overall employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Specialists and technicians will be needed in a wide variety of industries to ensure that employers adhere to both existing and new regulations.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for occupational health and safety specialists was $76,340 in May 2020, while the median annual wage for occupational health and safety technicians was $53,340 in May 2020.
Here are some occupations within Health and Safety:
- Occupational Health Specialist
- Respiratory Specialist
- Behavior Support Specialist
- Fire Inspectors
- Health and Safety Engineers
- Environmental Scientists and Specialists
- Construction and Building Inspectors