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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Job Information

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.


  • Employment is concentrated in local government and water, sewage, and other systems utilities.
  • Because of expected much faster than average employment growth and a large number of upcoming retirements, job opportunities will be excellent.
  • Completion of an associate degree or a 1-year certificate program in environmental studies or a related field may help applicants to find jobs and advance more quickly.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $41,780/yr ($20.89/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma