June 12, 2014

Working With Fireworks

It’s less than 4 weeks until the 4th of July. That means it’s time for fireworks! Are you ready?

People have enjoyed fireworks for over 1,000 years. Everyone enjoys watching as fireworks light up the night sky with brilliant displays of colorful explosives. It’s mesmerizing to watch a flawless fireworks display, but it’s even more exciting to work behind the scenes – designing the show, shooting the explosives, and keeping everyone safe.

If you’re a fan of fireworks and have a bit of creative talent, then you should seek out a job working with fireworks in the pyrotechnic industry. This million dollar industry booms during special celebrations, certain events like the Super Bowl, and holidays like the 4th of July and New Years.

As you can imagine, working with fireworks, is a highly regulated industry. To break into the exciting world of working with fireworks, you need proper training to ensure the safety of you and others.

The first step is to find a company that you can work, volunteer, or intern as a pyrotechnician. Next you need to log hours working with fireworks and a trained professional. Finally, you’ll need to take a course and earn your operator license or shooter certification. Just like any profession, you have to work your way up the ladder.

Start your pursuit of pyrotechnical career by researching the pyrotechnic industry on JobMonkey. You can learn about job descriptions, certifications, and local associations.

Are you already planning how you will use bright and and brilliant explosives to captivate and entertain your audience? If so, then working with fireworks is the ideal job for you. Remember that the sky is your canvas. Be creative, have fun, and be safe.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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