Environmental, Health, and Safety Engineers have an important job ensuring that workplaces and developments are safe and effective. EHS Engineers evaluate safety and health risks to protect the environment, workers, and consumers.
Currently, most EHS professionals are over the age of 50. 35% are 50-59 and 29% are 60-69, meaning 64% of those in the profession are within the 50-69 age group. However, the demand for EHS engineers is expected to grow 6% by 2024. While the entry-level education is typically a bachelor’s degree in environmental or safety fields, related degrees like mechanical, industrial, electrical, and chemical engineering are also common.
EHS Engineers have a variety of duties and skills that they use across many fields. While the majority of professional work in manufacturing, EHS engineers are also present in construction, government, engineering services, and management.