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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

in Massachusetts

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.

Occupation Projection for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
299011  Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,357 1,479 122 8.99 % 32 39 12 83 Bachelor's degree 

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 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    200  15 % 240  16 % 40  20 % $81,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    200  15 % 240  16 % 40  20 % $81,680
Educational Services    160  12 % 180  12 % 20  13 % $77,930
Educational Services    160  12 % 180  12 % 20  13 % $77,930
Health Care and Social Assistance    130  10 % 140  9 % 10  8 % $89,270
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)