Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

General Information

Description

Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$59,580

Military salary*

$54,374

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State-by-state Salary

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$104,320
$37,030
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 62%
  • Post-secondary certificate 20%
  • Some college 8%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical
  • Law and Government
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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