Is Heat Treating one of the Most Physical Jobs in America?

For what it is worth a recent survey came up with the 50 most physical jobs in America, the results of which can be found at 50 most physical jobs in America | Entertainment News | For what it is worth the individuals who put together this ranking claim it was based upon information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. We won’t keep you in suspense, according to this ranking loading heat treat furnaces is ranked as the 16th most physical job in America.

#16. Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

 -Importance of having stamina in this job: 56

– Level of stamina required: 43

– Average earnings 2021: $41,560 annually; $19.98 hourly

– 2021 employment: 14,900

– Projected job growth by 2031: -9.8% (below average)

This job requires the ability to set up, operate, and troubleshoot heating equipment such as furnaces or hardening machines used to heat metal or plastic objects. Stamina is needed to work in these high-temperature conditions for entire shifts at a time. Seventy percent of employees had a high school diploma, and some work experience is required as well.

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