Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
10%
risk level
POLLING
32%
Based on 40 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$81,140
or $39.01 per hour
Volume
122,300
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.9/10

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Automation risk

10% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

32% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 10% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Occupational Health and Safety Specialists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 4.5% 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

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' was $81,140, or $39 per hour

'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' were paid 68.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 122,300 people employed as 'Occupational Health and Safety Specialists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.08% 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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Comments

Al (Highly likely) says
Most OH&S professionals are just a glorified google service. Large businesses are pushing WHS out to operations and the value of WHS specialists are decreasing.
Sep 17, 2023 at 07:00 PM

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