A job in the trades is a great choice for people who love physical and technical work. Trade workers are in demand almost everywhere, and the pay is often quite good. However it can be hard to decide what type of trade to go into. For many people, when considering looking for this type of work, the first things that come to mind are welding, construction, electrical and mechanical work. These careers are all excellent choices, but it’s also important to consider some of the lesser known trades. If you enjoy working with your hands and have a gift for technical precision, you might want to consider becoming a water well driller. Well drillers are demand in many areas, and enjoy a varied and satisfying line of work.

Water well drillers are generally considered trade workers even though in most areas, an official education in the field isn’t necessary. Most people can learn to become well drillers on the job and an official apprenticeship period typically is not mandatory. However, there are still many programs and technical schools that offer courses and apprenticeships for well drillers. These programs give you the time and resources to really understand the process of well drilling, and provide you with training that will put you a level above your peers. Having a certification or apprenticeship under your belt will also help you to find work with qualified, reputable employers. Having that edge over other people seeking the same job will guarantee job security for you in this industry.

Well drillers must know more than how to drill in order to really succeed in their industry. A good well driller will have a good understanding of the land they are working on, and will understand how the composition of the land will affect wells in the area. A skilled well driller might alter their drilling techniques based on the ground composition, and will know how deep they must dig in order to provide their clients with clean, drinkable water in high quantities. Experts in the well drilling industry are also able to be honest with their clients about well drilling prospects. Sometimes, you might have to drill a well in a different area from what the client wants, or you might have to go deeper than expected. It can be difficult to break this news to your clients, but having the education, training, and expertise to back you up will make this aspect of the job much easier. If your clients know you have a thorough education in well drilling, they will be more likely to trust you and will appreciate your advice.

Well drillers must be good with their hands, but also have an interest in science and be precise in all they do. If you possess these qualities, you might want to consider entering into a career as a well driller. If you do make the decision to enter the well drilling industry, don’t take short cuts. Arm yourself with a strong education and quality training to ensure that your work – and reputation – will always be good.

We work with qualified well drillers so you know where the water is before they drill.  Using the best in today’s technology, the practice of a seismic survey prior to having well drillers on site saves you time and money.  Contact us today to learn more.