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Plant and System Operators - What They Do


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

In addition, over the coming 10 years Plant and System Operators will see a moderate decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -2.5%. In respect to starting your own business, Plant and System Operators rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 0.1% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Plant and System Operators can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 2.3% 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