Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Career

Job Description: Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.


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Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$47,930

Median Hourly Wage

$23.04*

Total Employed Nationally

32,950


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.