Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

risk level
Based on 21 votes
by year 2032
or $27.87 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

18% (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:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

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 18% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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


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)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Occupational Health and Safety Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% 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.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Occupational Health and Safety Technicians' was $57,970, or $27 per hour

'Occupational Health and Safety Technicians' were paid 25.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 23,670 people employed as 'Occupational Health and Safety Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Occupational Health and Safety Technicians'.

Job description

Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

SOC Code: 19-5012.00


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Tony Buglione (Moderate) says
Databases that are the core of our profession have all been digitized, and there are parts of our inspection process, like emergency lights, that are being connected to databases, so we no longer have to check manually.

I could see, in 20 years, a robot doing this job.
Apr 26, 2022 at 01:54 PM

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