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Environmental Health and Safety

California is among the top paying states for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( According to the California Employment Development Department, the median annual salary for an environmental health and safety technician is $46,650. The agency also predicted a 26 percent increase in employment demand through 2022.

Career opportunities exist in a wide range of public and private sector occupations including:

  • Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Environmental Laboratory Services
  • Environmental Site Management
  • Safety & Health
  • Air Quality
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Environmental Information Management Systems

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Andrea Hale

Andrea Hale
Cosmetology Student

"I chose to attend Allan Hancock College so I could earn my associate in arts degree, obtain my license and become a cosmetologist. I recommend Hancock College because it offers many of the same opportunities as a university and I'm still able to live at home and save money. My classes are really fun and the instructors are easy to work with."
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Last Modified Sep 19, 2016