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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Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.
Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||253
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||116
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||335
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: No formal educational credential
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training