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Occupational Safety and Health Workers
If you are interested in becoming an occupational safety and
health worker, you will need to acquire a bachelor's degree at the
minimum. Therefore, while you are in high school, take a college
preparatory course of study. Subjects that you should concentrate
on include mathematics and sciences. Especially important are
algebra, trigonometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Because this work is so involved with people and their reactions to
environments, you may also want to take psychology courses.
Finally, because part of your work will include writing reports,
giving presentations, and explaining changes to others, you will
need to develop both your oral and written communication skills. To
do this, take English classes throughout your high school years. If
your school offers speech classes, you may want to take these as
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