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SANITATION ENGINEER/GARBAGE MAN, IN-DEPTH: The Hours Are Great

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Joseph continues sharing his story about being a sanitation engineer.
He talks about what he likes most about his job and he shares what he finds most challenging. He also talks about why he chose to get into this field and he talks about work-life balance.

Job Title: Sanitation Engineer/Garbage Man

Job Summary: Hand Laborers and Material Movers

Job Description

Hand laborers and material movers transport objects without using machines. Some workers move freight, stock, or other materials around storage facilities; others clean vehicles; some pick up unwanted household goods; and still others pack materials for moving.

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$0 - $25,000
Projected job growth
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-10 to 50 percent
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Full-time, Long hours, Part-time
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Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
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Strength/stamina

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High school degree
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Construction Trades
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