Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System... & Geothermal 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
Geothermal Technicians $59,500

Similar skills & knowledge

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

Chemistry
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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.

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

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.

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.

Equipment Maintenance
Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

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

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

Repairing
Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

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.

Operation and Control
Using equipment or systems.

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

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.

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

Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal Technicians
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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal Technicians
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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal Technicians
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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal Technicians
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

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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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal Technicians

High school diploma or equivalent

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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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal 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 Geothermal Technicians
Geothermal Technicians

5 related certifications

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