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Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety
(SOC Code : 17-2111)
in San Diego County

Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Include industrial product safety engineers.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

San Diego County is the same as San Diego-Carlsbad MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
San Diego-Carlsbad MSA20201st Qtr$51.18$41.28$52.39$61.23

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Diego County 2016 - 20262402804016.720

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Fire Protection ContractorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
License Information Center
http://www.cslb.ca.gov
Fire Protection EngineerDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Geologists and Geophysicists Program
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in San Diego County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Nonresidential Building Construction 9838.0%
Architectural and Engineering Services 1,8617.3%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 9055.4%
Residential Building Construction 2,5464.6%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 202.8%
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing 262.2%
Utility System Construction 972.1%
Waste Management and Remediation Service2132.0%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 881.9%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1301.6%
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction1141.5%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services7981.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees` exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
Install safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation.
Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
Review plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
Report or review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
Interview employers and employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.
Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.
Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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