Oyster Floater

Spread freshly harvested oysters in shallow barge or float.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Oyster Floaters do?

Spreads freshly harvested oysters in shallow barge or float so constructed that water flows over oysters to afford temporary oyster storage. Oysters taken from beds exposed to sewage are usually floated in water of specified degree of salinity as designated by health authorities until oysters are free of impurities.

Should I be an Oyster Floater?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Fisher, Oyster, Fish, Frog, or Oyster Farmer, Oyster Culler, Oyster Culturist, Oyster Dredger, Oyster Harvester See More

    How to become an Oyster Floater

    Most Oyster Floaters 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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