Career Outlook for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Also known as:  Air Quality Technician, Environmental Compliance Technician, Environmental Science Technician, Groundwater Monitoring Technician, Infectious Waste Technician, Pollution Control Technician, Public Health Sanitarian Technician, Radon Inspector, Waste Minimization Technician
The overall job outlook for Environmental Science or Protection Technician careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 3.29 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.55 percent per year. Demand for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 16,710 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 7.33 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in the following states
California 3,330
Texas 2,300
New York 1,730
Florida 1,600
Illinois 1,570
North Carolina 1,360
Ohio 1,310
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
North Dakota 40
Guam 40
Mississippi 40
South Dakota 70
Vermont 70
Alaska 90
Rhode Island 100
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