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Is the UXO Tech I job market flooded? 
I have read some previous questions on this site, and I saw some posts from 2012 saying that the schools offering UXO training were graduating more students …

On the road 
Hi Steve If I could have a moment of your time. I'm very interested in this field. I have a background in explosives. Before I pursue this career …

Do you encorage women to apply? How much training is available for UXO? Do women get paid the sams as men?  
Hi there, id like to kbow if you can help me out and guide me a little. Well, I'm only 23 and I came across this job description and it seems very interesting. …

Starting UXO Company 
How do I go about forming my own UXO Company?

Physical Requirements & Women in the Field 
What are the physical requirements necessary for a UXO? Is this a job that a woman can do? Have you seen any in the field?

UXO Training and age 
A lot of great info here. I too am from Canada, 30 year Veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is time to start looking for a new career. After …

Blasting and UXO 
Does a blasting certification help your UXO career? As in, will it help your resume stand out and make you more hire-able? Does it also give you …

Long term need for UXO techs 
How likely is it that 20 or even 10 years from now all UXOs have been cleaned up and there is no need for UXO techs? Realistically, there will always …

Paying for the course.  
Can I use subsidized or unsubsidized student loans through my FAFSA to pay for the course?

Work sites and safety 
How realistic is it that you could get on a contact that is near your home? Or should I say, a contract that is actually worthwhile (interesting and profitable), …

Global hiring of UXO Techs 
I have heard that global companies are hiring UXO Techs from the United States over that of other countries. Is this true? Why is there such a …

EMT Training for better employability? 
I'm interested in becoming a UXO tech and have been told that it's very competitive for tech 1's just starting out in the field. A military friend …

Halo Trust 
Steve, Hello again, I hope all is well with you. So far, I've finished my HAZWOPER and getting ready to schedule my physical with the VA. The question …

Pre-UXO work 
I'm chomping at the bit to start my new career in UXO. I am getting ready to take the HAZWOPER course on your other site. I want to start in the field …

UXO Travel Pay 
What is the industry standard on UXO mob & demob pay regarding hourly wage and Per Diem on travel days? Leslie, great question on MOB & DMOB pay and …

How former EOD Technicians return to UXO 
I am a former USAF EOD technician that is currently working for Medicare. I want to get back into the UXO field but have been out for 3 years now. …

UXO Rumors 
Hello! This a comment from a thread...is there any validity to this? Before I gamble my entire life on a new career? Many many thanks... "Now …

What is the best commercial dive school 
Where or what is the best commercial dive school?

College Degree Help Me Stay Employed 
Will a 2 yr or 4 yr degree help me stay employed? Will a 2yr degree in EOD from AMU be of any value as I progress along the career track?

Can I just walk off the street, get training and do this? 
I'm 30 years old and have four years construction experience. The rest has been hospitality, farming, and barbering. Can I do this career without …

Staying Employed 50 weeks 
What is the best way to stay employed as a UXO Tech 50 weeks year working short term contracts?

How dangerous is UXO really? 
I just discovered the career field of UXO a few hours ago. Is being a bomb tech as dangerous as it sounds, typically? I'm looking for safety stats etc. …

Retake 40 Hour HAZWOPER 
I wanted to know if I am required to retake the 40 Hour HAZWOPER. I took the 40 hour HAZWOPER course in 2003, it was given in a class setting by a professor …

Bankruptcy effects on employment 
Will a recent bankruptcy prevent me from getting assignments or employments?

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Can family come with you on a UXO job? 
Can family come with you on a UXO job? I have a wife and 2 toddlers. I really wouldn't want to leave them for 3 months for work. If they can come …

UXO Training Grants 
Are there grants or scholarships or even loans to recieve UXO training!

Annual Work Schedule 
How is it going? Is work in this industry mostly free-lance? Meaning you work one job for however long it runs, and then you return back to the job hunting …

UXO work either in Western Europe or the Middle East? 
When I say Western Europe, I mean working in either previous or current NATO bases or possibly areas were battles were fought during WWI and WWII. Also, …

Training vs Employment 
The (UXO) training course costs over 7,000 dollars. That's a lot of money. What percentage of your graduates have careers after they graduate? Simply put, …

EOD/UXO Gear 
Hey Steve we talked a few weeks ago about buying a knife from the EOD gear web page but it charges $20 for shipping. I've been clicking on the link from …

Course completion  
I have a question, with taking my 8hr HAZWOPER refresher or any other course what is given to me after completion? Is there a card a certificate that …

Military Cuts and Impact on UXO Industry 
I recently saw an interview with Leon Panetta, January, 2012, where he said his primary job will be managing the decrease in military spending over the …

UXO Slow Time 
Steve, Is there a UXO slow time of the year jobs?

UXO Tech I School in Canada or TEEX 
I am located in British Columbia, Canada. The University of New Brunswick in Eastern Canada offers UXO TECH 1 Program. This meets Canadian DoD requirements …

UXO Training Prices 
You have a great website! I really enjoy looking and reading everything that I can on UXO/ HDT. I too am a veteran and currently going to school on Chapter …

electrician background help UXO career 
Would it help me as far as pay or job availability to be a journeyman electrician as a UXO Tech I?

Cost of UXO School 
The obvious question not posted is,"How much does it cost to attend?" At my age(46)the answer seems obvious but I am still interested and still want to …

shortest training highest paying job 
What is the shortest training highest paying job? I've always loved the concept that this question is focused on. If you're at Point A and need …

how many hours are needed to become a uxo tech 2 
How many hours are needed to become a UXO Tech 2?

UXO Pre-Training 
Hello, I've recently reconnected with an old USAF buddy that crosstrained into EOD and is now an instructor. I recently lost my job and he suggested the …

do i have a better chance getting hired if i have a twic card 
Do I have a better chance getting hired if I have a TWIC card?

what expenses are the company required to pay for uxo technician 
What expenses are the company required to pay for UXO technician?

GI Bill for UXO school 
Just wondering if the GI Bills cover the tuition and if they do which one? Thank you for your time. Very Respectfully AO2(AW) Joshua Baker Need …

who has the best uxo tech school 
Who has the best UXO tech school?

can a civilian be a UXO tech 
Can a civilian be a UXO Tech?

specialties within commercial diving 
What are specialties within commercial diving?

underwater ordnance question 
Do you need to be able to scuba qualified to do the underwater ordnance?

Employment 
Thanks for the answer on my last question. Your statement to become a student of the industry not to just pass the class sticks with me. I have another …

Employment 
How long should I exepect it to take after graduating from TEEX to get a contract with a company? Thanks Make money between UXO Contracts!"

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highest paid careers with shortest school time 
What is the highest paid careers with shortest school time? I am asked this frequently which is why I'm posting it here. In case someone hasn't told …

Will HAZWOPER help me get a job 
Will HAZWOPER help me get a job?

PPE Requirements 
I am an Army OIF veteran and conducted route clearance operations alongside EOD during our deployment. My question is about PPE, as in is there an industry …

Estimated total cost for TEEX UXO training 
Can anyone give a rough estimate of the total it cost them to attend the TEEX UXO course? I'm looking at hotel/food/car rental cost so I can combine them …

List of companies in the UXO field. 
Hello sir, my name is Christopher. I am graduating TEEX UXO school tomorrow, and with my heavy equipment operators cert too. No one is telling …

Finding clients for Executive Protection work 
What are some recommended ways to find clients for an executive protection service? I read here on this website about how lots of these assignments …

UXO Health Insurance 
Hi, Steve. I'd like to know if health insurance is offered by most (or all) UXO companies. I suppose if you work for different companies trying to get …

UXO PSD 
Thank you for your response. Recently I read Triple Canopy's website. It stated that they were looking for prior EOD or "equivalent." I assumed …

Live Near UXO Office 
When employed as an UXO Tech, do you live by the "office" and travel to sites, or do you live where you live and travel to job sites with no need to live …

List of UXO Ranges 
Where can I get a list of UXO ranges?

Clearance required for UXO 
Is a security clearance required for UXO work?

Training requirements for UXO Technician levels 
What are the specific training and certification requirements for UXO levels?

Age Limit for UXO 
I'm interested in doing the work described in Globally Employable. Does age limit you in this type of work?

UXO vs HDS 
You provide a great amount of resources on your website. I am interested in going UXO...ultimately I would like to get to the Hazardous Devices School …

Background Checks Misdemeanors  
What are they looking for in the federal background check I will have to submit? Are any misdemeanors disqualifying? Do UXO companies frown upon prior …

UXO Job Duration 
What is the typical UXO job duration in the field? Make money between UXO contracts!"

OCONUS UXO Jobs 
What does it require to work OCONUS UXO jobs, in terms of special certifications or requirements?

Take a Camper to UXO Jobs 
I have a camper that I would like to pull to jobs I work, so I don't have to spend all of my Per Diem on hotels and motels. Do you know Techs that do that …

EMT versus UXO 
I have some questions that hopefully you could give me some advice on regarding EMT versus UXO. I'm 18 years old from PA. Graduated from high school …

oconus contractor uxo psd 
I am an overseas contractor interested in the UXO and PSD fields. I work a little with route clearance and EOD and now have decided to be more than an …

UXO Companies 
Do you continuously work for a certain contractor that hires you, or do you have to constantly look for work?

Combine UXO and Geo Background 
After working an UXO at Camp Le Juene As a surveyor, Is there benefit in my survey,S.U.E. background, with OSHA 10,30 HAZWOPER to becoming a UXO Tech? …

Additional UXO Study Material 
I am going to take the class at Texas A&M in January and want to get started learning as much as I can. Can you recommend any books I could start reading …

Life Insurance for UXO PMC 
How dangerous is this job if you work strictly in the US? I need to have life insurance as I have kids...I'm hearing its hard to get or really expensive...? …

Military Background 
Do you have to have a military background to work as a UXO Technician?

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Typical Day for UXO  
What is the typical day like on a UXO job?

UXO Employment Outlook 
How is the employment outlook for UXO jobs? Is there a big need for UXO Techs and for how long? Inbetween UXO Contracts? Make Money Now!"

Flooded UXO Market 
Ive been reading and researching UXO sites. A lot of post on Facebook are saying that the market for Tech 1 jobs are hard to get because the market is …

Is twic clearance same as secret government clearance 
Is TWIC clearance same as a secret government clearance?

HAZWOPER Hurricane 
I would like to know how to take the 40 hour Hazwoper online, as I had the certificate 15 years ago, but have been unable to locate the original copy or …

Is UXO still worth it? Not rated yet
I'm interesting in becoming a UXO Tech 1 and am considering going to TEEX to get the certification as well as get certified in Demining as well as Heavy …

I had an old felony in 2001 i received my twic card in 2014 can i become uxo tech Not rated yet
I have a felony from 2001. I received my twic card in 2014. Could I become a UXO Tech?

UXO EOD Training Not rated yet
I am a commercial diver, supervisor and superintendent. I have Veteran status and service connected disability. My question is; does my service connection …

What does the day entail? Not rated yet
Hey! Great site and very fun to read! A friend of mine actually recommended this job to me and it has certainly piqued my interest. As best as …

Travel Not rated yet
Do these jobs have higher population in certain states? I love in Ohio would I have to relocate or go to different states/ countries all year? Also do …

HAZWOPER comparison Not rated yet
You offer two HAZWOPER courses. Is there a practical difference between the 40hour online option and the 32hour online with 8hour in person option? What …

HAZWOPER for UXO School Not rated yet
If I complete the HAZWOPER course through your website, would it convey to/be accepted by TEEX for UXO Tech 1 Certification? Yes it would be accepted …

Can a person with a felony become a UXO Tech?  Not rated yet
Can a person with a felony become a UXO Tech? I received a felony in 2009 for a car accident while under the influence of alcohol. Answer: This …

Are there any UXO schools in Utah? Not rated yet
I have two questions actually. 1. Are there any UXO schools in Utah, and 2. How long is the school program from start to finish?

Getting a TWIC Card with a Felony Conviction Not rated yet
How would having a felony conviction effect me obtaining a TWIC card?

Eligibility  Not rated yet
If I live in Canada would I be eligible to go to Colorado and take the program?

Is EOD certificate & UXO training redundant?  Not rated yet
I was investigating the opportunity to enrole in a UXO training program here in my home town Here in Tennessee with Relyant and also found a civilian EOD …

Where to go to school for explosives Not rated yet
I would like to know where to go to school for explosives. I've heard there are great jobs but not sure how to find a school that can teach me what I …

How hard is TEEX UXO Tech 1 training? What should I expect? Not rated yet
Im going to TEEX UXO traing in two months and was just wondering how difficult mentally and physically the course is. As of today I am HAZWOPER 40hr certified, …

Will a discharge affect being a UXO Tech? Not rated yet
I am currently gaining interest in becoming a UXO Tech and I have an OTH Discharge from about 7 yrs ago... Will this affect me in any way? I am not …

How much do beginners make in the oil rigs? Not rated yet
How much do beginners make in the oil rigs? They're making so much and in such short demand that you can make $14-$20 per hour to work at Wal-Mart! …

Entry level oil drilling and offshore jobs training programs Not rated yet
Looking for entry level oil drilling and offshore jobs training programs? You've come to right place! Globally Employable is the resource for your …

Civilian Construction Heavy Equipment Operator to UXO Tech? Not rated yet
I have heard that heavy equipment operators experience would be good as a UXO Tech. I have 20+ years experience in construction and as you probably know …

Different UXO Schools Not rated yet
I know there are a few UXO schools out there due to my buddy attending one in Colorado. Is there any preference employers look for in which school you …

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UXO School recognized in Canada Not rated yet
Hello I am just starting to look up info about this course and am curious if your course is recognized in Canada. I live in new Brunswick currently …

Math requirements for UXO School Not rated yet
I am beginning the application process to take the UXO tech 1 course at UXO Global. This is as a back up in case I don't win your paid training giveaway …

Firefighter EMT to UXO Not rated yet
First off thank you for your service. Second thank you so much for putting all this great information out and for putting your time into the website. …

UXO Heavy Equipment Operator Not rated yet
My target date is Oct 8 at TEEX. My question is...exactly how valuable is the Heavy Equipment portion of this class, for a newby Tech I? Will it hurt …

Solid UXO Companies Not rated yet
I'm currently taking the UXO TECH I course here in Knoxville TN. I have had some prior experience with UXO as I was a sweeper on a project. I was curious …

what is the quickest training highest paying job Not rated yet
What's the quickest training for highest paying job? I am asked this all the time and which is why I built Globally Employable. I can tell you it isn't …

is uxo a good career Not rated yet
Is UXO a good career?

Jobs with TWIC Not rated yet
What type of jobs can I get with a TWIC card?

Jobs that pay six figures Not rated yet
What are jobs that pay six figures? Six Figure Jobs by: Steve Cassidy Did your school teacher or professor ever tell you you could have a six …

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