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Occupational Safety and Health Workers
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of occupational health and safety technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of occupational health and safety specialists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Because of wide public support, the economy seldom affects safety jobs, especially in heavy industry where exposure to injury is highest. New environmental regulations will also help create a demand for health and safety technicians. Nevertheless, the expansion of regulatory and compliance programs is in direct conflict with congressional decisions to reduce government spending. In the private sector, employment of safety and health workers may grow because of increasing self-enforcement of government and company regulations. Casualty insurance companies will hire more safety and health workers as small companies request the services of their loss-control and occupational health consultants. Openings may also occur as experienced workers move to other occupations, retire, or are promoted. Employment prospects will be best for college graduates with degrees specifically related to occupational safety or health.
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