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.
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.