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Direct activities such as autopsies, pathological and toxicological analyses, and inquests relating to the investigation of deaths occurring within a legal jurisdiction to determine cause of death or to fix responsibility for accidental, violent, or unexplained deaths.


  • About 41 percent of occupational health and safety specialists work in Federal, State, and local government agencies that enforce rules on safety, health, and the environment.
  • Most jobs require a bachelor's degree in occupational health, safety, or a related field; some require advanced degrees.
  • Projected average employment growth reflects a balance of continuing public demand for a safe and healthy work environment against the desire for smaller government and fewer regulations.
  • Individuals with a well-rounded breadth of knowledge in more than one health and safety specialty will have the best job prospects.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $60,740/yr ($30.37/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Doctor or Professional degree