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Eastern Washington WDA III: Columbia, Walla Walla counties
Qualification: SOC code: 472151

Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints. Excludes “Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers" (514121).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Not in demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Not in demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Balanced Seattle King WDA: King County
Demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Balanced Northwest WDA: Whatcom county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Not in demand North Central WDA: Chelan/Douglas counties
Not in demand Olympic Consortium WDA: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Clark County
Not in demand North Central WDA: Grant, Adams counties
Not in demand Olympic Consortium WDA: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA: Island, San Juan counties
Not in demand North Central WDA: Okanogan County
Not in demand