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Commercial Divers

Also called: Diver, Commercial Diver, Dive Supervisor, Diver Tender

Where in the Army? In the Army: Diver

What they do:
Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.
On the job, you would:
  • Communicate with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones.
  • Take appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.
  • Check and maintain diving equipment, such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harnesses, or gauges.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$46,880
per year, on average
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