Rock Splitters, Quarry

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What do they do?

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.

Also known as:

Blaster, Driller, Quarry Worker, Rock Splitter, Splitter Operator, Stone Breaker, Stone Splitter

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Rock Splitters, Quarry is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 4.1%

    Percent Change

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  • 700

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (8.8%)
  • Associate's degree (4.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (15.8%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
  • Operate detonation equipment.
  • Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.
  • Drill holes in earth or rock.
  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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