Logging Equipment Operators - What They Do

Logging Equipment Operators generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level.

Once employed, Logging Equipment Operators can expect to earn an average of $34,000.00 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Logging Equipment Operators will see a moderate decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -1.3%.

In respect to starting your own business, Logging Equipment Operators are extremely entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 28.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Logging Equipment Operators can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 6.0% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

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Heavy Equipment Operator
The Heavy Equipment Operator Program teaches students how to operate heavy machinery such as heavy articulating rock trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dozers and graders. These machines are used universally for all manner of heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, forestry, mega projects all included.

The Heavy Equipment Operator Program usually consists of a 4 week in school theory course combined with anywhere between 200-600... more