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Health and Environment Protection Technicians

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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.


  • Many science technicians work indoors in laboratory settings, but certain technicians work outdoors, sometimes in remote locations.
  • Most science technicians need some postsecondary training, such as an associate degree or a certificate in applied science or science-related technology; biological and forensic science technicians usually need a bachelor's degree.
  • Overall growth is expected to be about as fast as average, although growth will vary by specialty.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $42,270/yr ($21.14/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors