Occupational health and safety technicians collect data on the health and safety conditions of the workplace. Technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.
- Education requirements: high school diploma or associate’s degree
- Soft Skills: Ability to use technology, communication skills and detail oriented
- Average Annual Salary: $48,800
- 3 in state schools: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR), Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR)
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