Occupational Safety and Health Workers

Occupational safety and health workers are responsible for the prevention of work-related accidents and diseases, injuries from unsafe products and practices, property losses from accidents and fires, and adverse effects of industrial processes on the environment. There are approximately 55,800 occupational safety specialists and 10,900 health and safety technicians employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Required