Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (47-5021)
Occupation description: Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
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- Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.
Wage data is not available.