Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
23%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
5.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$48,380
or $23.26 per hour
Volume
33,920
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.0/10

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Automation risk

23% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

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Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' job openings is expected to rise 5.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' was $48,380, or $23 per hour

'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' were paid 4.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 33,920 people employed as 'Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% 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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