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Asbestos Abatement Technicians

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Because of the health risks involved with asbestos removal, technicians often move into related careers, such as construction. Some advancement opportunities exist, however, within the field. After a few years, experienced workers can move into supervisory positions in which they oversee day-to-day operations. With about four years of experience, technicians can become asbestos abatement contractors who oversee projects from beginning to end. Contractors are usually required to have detailed understanding of EPA regulations. They submit bids for projects, prepare reports, and speak to many different people, from workers to public authorities. Depending on the state's regulations, contractors may need a special license. With a contractor's license, you can also work as a project designer, which involves creating detailed plans for an asbestos removal project.

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