Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (47-5013)
Occupation description: Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||94
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||18
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||42
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Less than high school
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training