Commercial Divers

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Occupation Description

Commercial divers work underneath surface of water, using scuba gear to examine, patch-up, eliminate, or connect apparatus and assemblies. They also use a variety of power and non-powered hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, and torches. May perform examinations or experiments, set up explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

3480

Job Openings By 2020

1300

Growth Rate

16.2%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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