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Industrial Safety and Health Technicians
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for industrial safety and health technicians is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through 2022. Growth will be driven by the general public's demand for healthy and safe work environments. Safety professionals will also be needed to replace those who retire or leave jobs for other opportunities. Many health and safety professionals work for federal, state, and local governments. More technicians will also be needed to help address technological advances in safety equipment and threats, and changing regulations. Job opportunities are expected to grow much faster than the average in the health care industry and at professional, scientific, and technical services firms—which combined employ more than 21 percent of all industrial safety and health technicians.