According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction Equipment Operators are predicted to see an increase of 19% in their job outlook — that’s more than the average (11%), and this prediction goes from 2012 to 2022. Why such a difference?
Heavy Equipment Jobs Stay In The Area
You can’t import a ditch already dug or a pipeline already laid. It’s impossible to outsource road or home construction because these things have to be done on the site. Somebody working in a call center might see their job go overseas — somebody needing a crane or backhoe has to find a person to operate that equipment where the job site is located, right here in this country.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of opportunities for heavy equipment operators to find work in other countries if they want it. It does mean the operator goes where the work is and the work is tied to the location.
The More Equipment You Can Run, The More Jobs You Can Do
The ATS Advantage is that students and graduates get more than exposure to a variety of equipment that enables flexibility on the job. That flexibility is good, but the great news is that the training is the best and it comes with financial assistance, housing, and lifetime employment assistance.
Since ATS has successfully trained thousands of graduates in heavy equipment operation, mobile crane operation, and Class-A CDL driving, there is an abundance of experience to share. There are many types of equipment that students are exposed to because in real life you will encounter that variety.
The lifetime assistance in employment gives flexibility too — if the job market dries up where you are at, you always have help finding something new in our comprehensive job database.