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Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including

in Massachusetts

Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

Occupation Projection for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
194091  Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including  420 475 55 13.10 % 18 33 57 Associate's degree 

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    250  58 % 280  60 % 30  16 % $53,620
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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