Cranes are used all across the construction industry, according to David Myers with STG Incorporated, who joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday morning.


“Crane operating, you need to be patient, methodical, predictable, great leadership skills,” Myers said. “They’re responsible for the safety of that crane and those around them. They need to be able to call any kind of safety.”


If you are interested in this kind of job, you should also be able to make those tough decisions, have good depth perception, eye-hand coordination and be mechanically inclined.


Crane operators need a commercial drivers license, signal and rigger certification and nationally accredited operator certification. They can make $28 to $48 an hour.