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Commercial Divers

Commercial divers are the engineers, scientists, and construction workers who build and maintain our underwater infrastructure. From the oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico to the fisheries in Alaska, divers perform an essential role that is vital to the day-to-day life of everyone. Professional divers consist of a diverse group of individuals and companies involved in a wide range of activities.

Entry Requirements

Commercial divers must have documentation showing that they completed appropriate training at a vocational school, commercial diving school, in the military, or from the Army Corps of Engineers, or from a school that has been accredited by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE). Employers prefer to hire divers with a high school diploma. Some need an apprenticeship or a combination of several years of experience, college or other trade courses, or several years of on-the-job training.

Average salary is $40,500 a year.

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