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Salary

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $65,400
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse,... $97,600

Similar skills & knowledge

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

Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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

Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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

Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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

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

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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.

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

Repairing
Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

Equipment Maintenance
Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

Troubleshooting
Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

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.

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


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.

Telecommunications Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Very Low
Telecommunications Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Medium

Telecommunications
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

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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 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Medium

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

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Building and Construction Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Low
Building and Construction Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Medium

Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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English Language Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Low
English Language Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Medium

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

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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 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

Postsecondary certificate

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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 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

No license required in WA

Check with your state for more information.


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

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Certification for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

4 related certifications

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