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Dredge Operators - What They Do


Dredge Operators generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Dredge Operators can expect to earn an average of $39,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Dredge Operators will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 6.7% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Dredge Operators are fairly entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 16.4% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Dredge Operators can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 6.5% are currently unemployed.

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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