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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Top 100 rank: 22
Sector: Consulting

What they do: An environmental health and safety specialist conducts research or performs investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

Do Health & Safety Specialists have great jobs, or what?
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist stats
Pay
Median pay
(experienced)
$71,000
Top pay $99,000
Opportunity
10-year job growth
(2008-2018)
28%
Total jobs
(current)
30,000
Quality of life ratings
Personal satisfaction A
Job security B
Future growth B
Benefit to society B
Low stress C
Flexibility A
From the November 2010 issue
Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com. Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2008-18. Total current employment level is estimated number of people working in each specific job

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