Do you have to have a BSN to apply for these positions?
I read you need Get at least 3,000 hours of experience in occupational health to become certified. Many of the jobs I was looking at said you need to be certified. Where can I start to get the experience I need?
It's hard to get into. You pretty much have to wait for an opening to pop up, BUT, with your knowledge of OSHA prior to your nursing school, that could be of great benefit in getting a spot.
What type of skills or special training do you need for this job? Do you draw blood? Do you need critical care or case management experience?
Case management is big, blood draws, spirometry, CPR instructor, hearing conservationist.
What is the salary like? Is it comparable to working in a hospital? Do you have chance to go up the pay ladder?
No, occ health (at least in my experience) is one of the highest paying fields in nursing. It's a specialty and takes a particular personality.