Career Outlook for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Also known as:  Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Remover, Decontamination Worker, Hazard Waste Handler, Hazmat Technician, Irradiated Fuel Handler, Lead Abatement Worker, Radiological Control and Safety Technician
The overall job outlook for Hazardous Materials Removal Worker careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 4.25 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.71 percent per year. Demand for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 11,890 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.03 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in the following states
California 4,250
New York 3,800
Texas 3,510
Washington 2,070
Ohio 1,680
Pennsylvania 1,570
Massachusetts 1,480
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
North Dakota 30
Montana 40
Wyoming 50
Nebraska 90
South Dakota 90
Rhode Island 100
Delaware 130