How to Select an Occupational Safety School
The two types of occupational safety positions, technicians and specialists, require different educational backgrounds. Occupational safety technicians typically have an associate's degree, certificate or on-the-job training; specialists earn a bachelor's degree because they have more extensive responsibility and research.
Consider the following when looking for occupational safety schools:
- Associate's degree or certificate programs that adhere to the federal standards for occupational safety are appropriate for students who choose the technician route.
- Students who want to become specialists should choose schools with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Occupational Safety program.
- Field experience from the likes of internships is crucial and hands-on training benefits postsecondary students.
10 Schools with Occupational Safety Programs
|Indiana University-Bloomington||4-year, Public|
|University of Southern California||4-year, Private|
|St. Petersburg College||4-year, Public|
|University of Connecticut||4-year, Public|
|Grand Valley State University||4-year, Public|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||4-year, Public|
|University of Central Oklahoma||4-year, Public|
|Southeastern Louisiana University||4-year, Public|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||4-year, Private|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||4-year, Public|