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Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

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Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.


  • Formal education beyond high school is not required, but government standards require specific types of on-the-job training.
  • Good job opportunities are expected, mainly due to the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
  • Working conditions can be hazardous.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $38,120/yr ($19.06/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma