Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System... & Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians Washington

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Salary

View the mid-level salary in both your current job and your selected occupation. (Annual salaries apply to people who work full-time year-round.)

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $65,400
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians $68,200

Similar skills & knowledge

These skills are commonly used in both your current job and your selected occupation.

Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

Monitoring
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

Quality Control Analysis
Testing how well a product or service works.

Clerical
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Coordination
Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

Active Learning
Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

Mathematics
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Physics
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Judgment and Decision Making
Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

Complex Problem Solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Mathematics
Using math to solve problems.

Critical Thinking
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

Speaking
Talking to others.

Active Listening
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

Writing
Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Mechanical
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.


skills & knowledge Gaps

These are areas where you might have skill gaps. People working in your selected job generally need higher levels in these skill and knowledge areas than people working in your current job.

Design Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Low
Design Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
High

Design
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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Engineering and Technology Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Medium
Engineering and Technology Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
High

Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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Typical Level Of Training

See how much education people typically have in your selected job, and then use the link to find training programs in your local area.

Typical level Of training for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

High school diploma or equivalent

Typical level Of training for Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Licensing

Many states require licenses for certain jobs. See if your selected occupation requires a license and if so, follow the link to find information for your state.

Licensing for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

License required in WA

Licensing for Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

No license required in WA

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Certification

Certifications help you get ahead or qualify for different jobs. You usually have to pass a test to earn one, and then you can show employers that you have the skills and knowledge needed to do well on the job.

Certification for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

34 related certifications

Certification for Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

25 related certifications

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