According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Employment in this [waste management] sector is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2020. Many new jobs will be created in employment services, an industry that is anticipated to account for 40 percent of all new jobs in the sector. Projected growth stems from the strong need for seasonal and temporary workers and for human resources services. The fastest growth in the industry is anticipated to be in waste collection, expected to grow 35 percent by 2020 through population growth and the privatization of waste collection services.”
There are jobs for those with only high school diplomas to scholars with PhD’s. Gigs are available with private waste-management companies as well as with local city sanitation departments.
At the entry level, the basic job requirements include being 18 years of age, possessing a high-school diploma or equivalent and having a valid Class B driver’s license, which allows you to drive 15,000-pound vehicles.