Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

7.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
15%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7%
by 2030
WAGES
$76,340
or $36.70 hourly
VOLUME
95,960
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 15% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
Originality
Persuasion
Negotiation
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 7% by 2030
'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' is expected to be an average 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 'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' was $76,340, or $36.70 hourly
'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' are paid 82.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as occupational health and safety specialists?

As of 2020 there were 95,960 people employed as Occupational Health and Safety Specialists within the United States.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Occupational Health and Safety Specialists.

Job description

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector.

SOC Code: 19-5011.00

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