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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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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$0 - $25,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Construction Trades
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