Degree Fields
State Portals
Industry Options
Precollege Ideas
Academic DegreesCareer Planning
University Choice
Diversity & WomenSCCC Newsletter
Site Search / A -Z

Field Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings -
Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations

Career Path Forecast
Employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians Employment of occupational health and safety technicians is expected to increase 14 percent during the 2008-18 decade, faster than the average for all occupations, reflecting a balance of continuing public demand for a safe and healthy work environment against the desire for fewer government regulations.

More technicians will be needed to cope with technological advances in safety equipment and threats, changing regulations, and increasing public expectations. In private industry, employment growth will reflect overall business growth and continuing self-enforcement of government and company regulations and policies.

Although most occupational health and safety technicians work under supervision of specialists, technicians can complete many of the routine job tasks with little or no supervision. As a result in order to contain costs, some employers operate with more technicians and fewer specialists.
Growth for occupational health and safety technicians may be hampered by the number of manufacturing and other industry firms offshoring their operations. Also, the increasing popularity of telecommuting, or working at home, will result in less work space for technicians to inspect.

In addition to job openings from growth, job openings will arise from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave for other reasons. Health and safety technicians with a wide breadth of knowledge in more than one area of health and safety along with general business functions will have the best prospects.

Employment of occupational health and safety technicians in the private sector is somewhat affected by general economic fluctuations. Federal, State, and local governments provide considerable job security; workers are less likely to be affected by changes in the economy.

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 Allied Health
 Medical Technology
  -- Cardiovascular
  -- Clinical Laboratory
  -- Dental Laboratory
  -- Medical Appliance
  -- Medical Records  -- Medical Sonographer
  -- Nuclear Medicine
  -- Occup. Health/Safety
  -- Opthalmic Lab
  -- Pharmacy Technician
  -- Radiation Therapist
  -- Radiologic Tech.
  -- Surgical Technologist
  -- Veterinary Tech
 Medicine Nursing


      AboutContactsCopyrightMedia SupportSubscriptions