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3.0/5 3.0/5
Bachelors Bachelors

Occupational Health Specialist Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 70,300 Occupational Health Specialists in the United States. The Occupational Health Specialist job market is expected to grow by 4.0% between 2014 and 2024.

Occupational Health Specialist Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Occupational Health Specialists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,900 Occupational Health Specialists. That number is based on 2,800 additional Occupational Health Specialists, and the retirement of 14,100 existing Occupational Health Specialists.

Supply of Occupational Health Specialists

The Occupational Health Specialist industry is concentrated in Texas, California, and Ohio.

Occupational Health Specialist Job Market by State

State name Employed Occupational Health Specialists
Texas 10,240
California 5,590
Ohio 3,470
New York 3,140
Pennsylvania 2,850
Virginia 2,580
Washington 2,300
New Jersey 2,080
Tennessee 1,970
Florida 1,940
Indiana 1,790
Illinois 1,760
Colorado 1,570
Kentucky 1,550
North Carolina 1,540
Missouri 1,540
Minnesota 1,530
South Carolina 1,350
Michigan 1,290
Arizona 1,270
Oklahoma 1,230
Massachusetts 1,200
Maryland 1,170
Louisiana 1,150
Wisconsin 1,030
Georgia 950
Alabama 950
Oregon 840
Kansas 790
New Mexico 770
Utah 750
Iowa 650
Puerto Rico 640
Connecticut 630
West Virginia 630
Alaska 580
Nevada 560
Nebraska 530
Arkansas 500
Montana 470
Wyoming 430
Hawaii 430
North Dakota 420
Mississippi 370
Delaware 360
Idaho 340
District of Columbia 320
New Hampshire 290
Maine 240
South Dakota 150
Vermont 100
Guam 100
Rhode Island 80

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