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The out look for jobs for heavy equipment operators is excellent. Heavy equipment operators have an advantage over other industries and professions, in that there is a huge shortage of adequate training programs to train people for these jobs. Many workers also don’t enter training programs because they prefer to work in other areas that are a little more comfortable for them. About three out of every five heavy equipment operators works in the construction business. Many of these are involved in building roads, highways, buildings, rail roads and bridges. One out of every five construction workers that are heavy equipment operators work for their local state government. That means that they enjoy benefits, such as health insurance, disability insurance, workman’s compensation, and more. Others can be found working in mining projects or demolotion projects. Less than one out of every 20 construction heavy equipment operators are self employed, though.
I’ve been told that I have to have at least 2 years experience before I can be hired as a heavy equipment operator
This is simply not true. When you have a completion of training certificate from ATS, you have the opportunity to show what you’re made of too a wide variety of employers. The truth is that the industry desperately needs heavy equipment operators, especially to replace those who are leaving the industry, due to retirement or old age. They need to fill those jobs and therefore ther eis an overwhelming increase in all kinds of work projects, including construction projects all across the nation. When you have formal training in this, you don’t need experience.
How long are your courses in heavy equipment operation ?
The length of the course depends on certain factors. We have a structure program that can get you trained and ready in the shortest amount possible. Email us and find out more, or fill out our online application.
How much does a heavy equipment operator earn?
The earning potential can vary according to who you work for, the size of your company, your skill level, and your geographic location. Heavy equipment operators can earn anywhere between $13 an hour all the way up to $35 an hour or more.
Are you ready to earn that kind of money? Think about this; If you work a regular 8 hour day, for 5 days a week, and 40 hours a week for 4 weeks out of the month, here is what your income level could look like:
8 hours x $20 =$160 a day
$160 x 30 days in the month = $4800
$4800 x 12 months = $57,600
That’s over $50,000 a year doing what you love!
So you could earn over 50,000 dollars a year. Are you currently earning that now? If not, what’s stopping you? We have made it easy for you to be trained and trained as a skilled heavy equipment operator. We even have funding available for you through financial banking systems, so you can get student loans to cover your tuition and expenses. If you’re currently not working, then check with your employment office. They may have a lot of programs ready for you to help you train with us.
If you’re active military, you may be eligible for DANTES and Tuition Assistance. We will help you in anyway we can to make sure that your future looks brighter and better as a heavy equipment operator!