A well driller uses large truck-mounted rig to drill water wells into aquifers for the extraction of fresh water, generally for a house or business in an area where there is no municipal water infrastructure.
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Tools of the Trade
Well Pipe Clamp
What Well Drillers Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
This trade does not easily transition into others.
Entrepreneurship Potential Medium
High startup cost but very high likelihood of success.
Cities With The Highest Paying Well Driller Jobs In Illinois