Irish Moss Gatherer

Gather Irish moss from rocks and haul them into boat.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Irish Moss Gatherers do?

Gathers Irish moss from rocks by hand or by use of rake, and hauls it into boat. Transfers moss to beach where it is washed and bleached by IRISH-MOSS BLEACHER.


Should I be an Irish Moss Gatherer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Kelp Gatherer, Moss Gatherer, Sea Shell Gatherer

    How to become an Irish Moss Gatherer

    Most Irish Moss Gatherers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9nahaa&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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