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Nuclear Power Reactor Operators - What They Do


Nuclear Power Reactor Operators generally receive Long-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Nuclear Power Reactor Operators can expect to earn an average of $80,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Nuclear Power Reactor Operators will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 10.6% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Nuclear Power Reactor Operators rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 0.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Nuclear Power Reactor Operators can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 0.7% 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