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Environmental Health & Safety Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Business & Technology

Program Coordinator:
James Wellman, 816.604.5422

Job Preparation:
Student Employment Services
Career Central - job bank

Base Salary and Job Outlook for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

  • Median wages (national): $29.79 hourly/$51,550 annual
  • Median wages (Missouri): $23.22 hourly/$48,300 annual
  • Projected job growth (national - 2018-2028): Faster than average (7% to 10%)

Job Titles

  • Environmental technician or specialist
  • Laboratory technician or specialist
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Public health sanitarian
  • Safety specialist or inspector
  • Compliance officer
  • EHS manager
  • Safety director
  • Environmental manager
  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Waste management specialist
  • Water quality specialist

Where can you find work?

  • Any level of government - national, state or local
  • Insurance companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Consulting companies/firms
  • Utility companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Emergency services
  • Construction companies
  • Service industries
  • Bioscience
  • Self-employed

Additional career information