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Pile-Driver Operators - What They Do


Pile-Driver Operators generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Pile-Driver Operators can expect to earn an average of $53,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Pile-Driver Operators will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 8.3% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Pile-Driver Operators are seldom seen going the entrepreneurial route. Currently, 5.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, it should come as no surprise that Pile-Driver Operators are being hit extremely hard. Unemployment levels currently stand at 14.3%.

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Heavy Equipment Operator
The Heavy Equipment Operator Program teaches students how to operate heavy machinery such as heavy articulating rock trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dozers and graders. These machines are used universally for all manner of heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, forestry, mega ...more
Piledriver and Bridgeworker
The Piledriver and Bridgeworker Program is designed to teach a student how to construct, install, repair or remove all types of deep piles and caisson foundations and other types of marine installations: such as bridges, docks, wharves, tunnels and bulkheads. The Piledriver and Bridgeworker Program ...more