H3
 
High Wage. High Demand. High Skill.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

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.

Overview

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Requirements

Required Education
Bachelor's degree
Required Work Experience
None
Job Training
None

Data

Comparisons

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Area/RegionEmployment 2016Employment 2026Percent ChangeAnnual OpeningsAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual WageH3High WageHigh SkillHigh Demand
Nebraska
726
803
10.61%
46
$32.14
$66,850
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Omaha Consortium
308
347
12.66%
20
$34.55
$71,863
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Lincoln MSA
136
148
8.82%
8
$30.04
$62,477
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Grand Island MSA
43
48
11.63%
2
$27.54
$57,285
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Central
53
63
18.87%
4
$31.90
$66,350
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Mid-Plains
29
30
3.45%
2
$29.38
$61,111
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Northeast
104
112
7.69%
6
$29.78
$61,957
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Panhandle
24
25
4.17%
1
$27.99
$58,226
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Sandhills
N/A
N/A
0%
0
N/A
N/A
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Southeast
27
29
7.41%
2
$37.09
$77,137
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
N/A: Data is not available due to confidentiality.
Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics, 4th Quarter 2017. Annual openings from 2016-2026 Long-term Occupational Projections.
Career Cluster information from Nebraska Department of Education.
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information.