Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
66%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$46,850
or $22.52 hourly
VOLUME
31,860
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 66% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' job openings is expected to rise 10.6% by 2030
'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' was $46,850, or $22.52 hourly
'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' are paid 11.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as environmental science and protection technicians, including health?

As of 2020 there were 31,860 people employed as Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 19-4042.00

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