Career Outlook for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Also known as:  Blast Setter, Blaster, Dynamite Shooter, Dynamiter, Explosive Ordnance Handler, Explosive Technician, Tier and Detonator, Unexploded Ordnance Quality Control Worker
The overall job outlook for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 7.37 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.23 percent per year. Demand for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters is expected to go up, with an expected 820 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.80 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters in the following states
Kentucky 600
Oklahoma 520
West Virginia 450
Indiana 390
Arkansas 370
Montana 340
Virginia 220
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Washington 30
New York 40
Georgia 40
North Carolina 50
Oregon 50
Iowa 60
Maine 70
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