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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
192041  Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,388 2,615 227 9.51 % 97 23 74 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,040  44 % 1,180  45 % 140  13 % $83,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,040  44 % 1,180  45 % 140  13 % $83,150
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    270  11 % 280  11 % 10  3 % $81,210
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    210  9 % 210  8 % 0  -2 % $73,220