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Recycling and Reclamation Workers

Advancement Prospects

Recycling and reclamation workers with a bachelor's degree and several years of experience may advance to become recycling coordinators. They may become supervisors and managers, hiring and overseeing the work of recycling sorters, equipment operators, and other workers. Those that work for small, local facilities may move up to larger recycling plants. They may move into state-level jobs or they may become recycling and waste management consultants for private businesses. They may get certification to enhance their skills and job prospects. Some may move on to other fields, working for small business administrations and nonprofit organizations or as government administrators.

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