Career Opportunities

Environmental Health and Safety

California is among the top paying states for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May 2009, the mean hourly rate for workers in California was $26.05 with a mean annual salary of $54,190. Jobs as an environmental technician are expected to increase by 21 percent by 2016. 

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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Virginia Mendez

Virginia Mendez
Culinology Student

"Discovering the culinology program was an amazing experience. The professors are great and the classes have taught me everything I need to know about nutrition and food science. I really found my calling in the baking class and realized that is where my passion is. Now, I want to open my own pastry shop because of my experience at Allan Hancock College."
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Last Modified Dec 15, 2014