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Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

in Massachusetts

Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Excludes "Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (19-1023), "Conservation Scientists" (19-1031), "Forest and Conservation Technicians" (19-4093), "Fish and Game Wardens" (33-3031), and "Forest and Conservation Workers" (45-4011).

Occupation Projection for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
192041  Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,750 1,984 234 13.37 % 40 128 23 191 Bachelor's degree 

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 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    1,030  59 % 1,220  61 % 190  18 % $84,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,030  59 % 1,220  61 % 190  18 % $84,130
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    260  15 % 280  14 % 20  5 % $81,710
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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