Crane and Tower Operators (53-7021)
Occupation description: Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions. Excludes Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (53-7032).
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
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|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||44
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||16
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||49
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: High school diploma or equivalent
||Work experience: Less than 5 years
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training