Environmental Health and Safety

 

Job Outlook

Campus Location(s):Business & Technology
Program Coordinator:William Allyn, 816.604.5647
Job Preparation:Student Employment Services;
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This is an InDemand occupation because of its importance and the occupation's shortage of skilled workers.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): Environmental: $19.34 hourly/$40,230 annual
    Health and safety: $18.93 hourly/$39,370 annual
  • Median wages (Missouri): $17.78 hourly/$37,000 annual
  • Projected job growth (national - 2006-2016): Much faster than average (21% or higher),24,000 additional employees

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

Last Modified: 9/4/14