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CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

Dan Hopwood

Phone: (619) 660-4296

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Environmental Health and safety management

Career Options

The U.S. Department of Labor expects a 9% - 17% job growth through 2014 for occupational safety and health technicians.

Safety and Health as a profession, is a great move for people currently employed but seeking advancement in their career. There is also a need for beginning professionals to fill a variety of jobs in this field.

  • Associate Toxic Waste Specialist
  • Chemical Handler
  • Environmental Hazardous Material Technician
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Research – Test Technician
  • Health and Safety Technician
  • Industrial Hygiene Technician
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Pollution Control Technician
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Risk Management Officer
  • Risk Management Technician
  • Safety Officer
  • Safety Specialist

Options if you have some additional training

  • Asbestos Materials Building Remover
  • Game or Fishery Technician
  • Land Use and Planning Technician
  • Mold Remediation Technician

Options if you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • Air Quality Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Geologist
  • Soils Analyst

Employers across a variety of public and private industries report the need to hire safety and health technicians in the near future.

As industry and jobs merge, cross training and collateral duties are the way of the future.  The broader your skill set the more marketable a student becomes and during employment cuts, the more job security you develop.  Many business view EHS as a collateral duty. 

Line worker, technician or entry level worker as often asked to serve on business Safety or Environmental Committees.  These committee members often seek out additional training and release the broad application of EHS.  Many facility managers/tech have taken EHS Courses as their duties and responsibilities broaden. Some students have formed their own consulting business. 

EHS is a very broad industry in itself.  Many small business managers and supervisors take the courses to broaden their understanding of EHS requirements of their specific industry. Often this collateral  “B” or “C” plan becomes your new primary job.

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  July 24, 2012
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