We calculated that 19% of Environmental Service Technicians are proficient in Environmental Services, Customer Service, and Common Areas. They’re also known for soft skills such as Analytical skills, Communication skills, and Interpersonal skills.
We break down the percentage of Environmental Service Technicians that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Environmental Services, 19%
Carried the departmental telephone and assisted hospital departments in any request pertaining to the Environmental Services departmental duties.
- Customer Service, 16%
Provided customer service to patients and departments at Central Peninsula Hospital by cleaning and sanitizing patient access areas and offices
- Common Areas, 6%
Performed cleaning of occupied/unoccupied patient rooms and common areas.
- Floor Care, 6%
Performed floor care functions based on hospital standards such as waxing, stripping, buffing and other duties according to regulations.
- EVS, 5%
Performed routine cleaning duties in patient care areas and public areas under the guidance and direction of the EVS Supervisor.
- Safe Environment, 5%
Maintained cleanliness of hospital patient care areas to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, physicians, and staff.
Some of the skills we found on environmental service technician resumes included "environmental services," "customer service," and "common areas." We have detailed the most important environmental service technician responsibilities below. Arguably the most important personality trait for an environmental service technician to have happens to be analytical skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "environmental science and protection technicians must carry out a wide range of laboratory and field tests, and their results must be accurate and precise." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that environmental service technicians can use analytical skills to "used material safety data sheets to ensure proper use of chemicals. " Another commonly found skill for being able to perform environmental service technician duties is the following: communication skills. According to a environmental service technician resume, "environmental science and protection technicians must have good listening and writing skills, because they must follow precise directions for sample collection and communicate their results effectively in written reports." Check out this example of how environmental service technicians use communication skills: "completed labor training for union which included obtaining an osha certification, general construction, hazardous communication and hazardous waster. " Another skill that is quite popular among environmental service technicians is interpersonal skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a environmental service technician resume: "environmental science and protection technicians need to work well and collaborate with others, because they often work with scientists and other technicians." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "cited for excellence in interpersonal communications, teamwork, customer service, flexibility, and reliability. "
See the full list of environmental service technician skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an environmental service technician. We found that 17.4% of environmental service technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some environmental service technicians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two environmental service technicians were not college graduates.
The environmental service technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and general studies, while a small population of environmental service technicians studied health care administration and criminal justice.
When you're ready to become an environmental service technician, you might wonder which companies hire environmental service technicians. According to our research through environmental service technician resumes, environmental service technicians are mostly hired by Sanford Health, Swedish Hospital, and TPI. Now is a good time to apply as Sanford Health has 130 environmental service technicians job openings, and there are 95 at Swedish Hospital and 52 at TPI.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, environmental service technicians tend to earn the biggest salaries at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, and Northwestern Medical Center. Take Hospice of Northwest Ohio for example. The median environmental service technician salary is $35,369. At North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, environmental service technicians earn an average of $34,597, while the average at Northwestern Medical Center is $34,372. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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