Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System... & Power Plant Operators Washington

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Salary

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $63,700
Power Plant Operators $95,200

Similar skills & knowledge

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

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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

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

Operation and Control
Using equipment or systems.


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 Power Plant Operators
Power Plant Operators

High school diploma or equivalent

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Licensing

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

License required in WA

Licensing for Power Plant Operators
Power Plant Operators

No license required in WA

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Certification

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

34 related certifications

Certification for Power Plant Operators
Power Plant Operators

13 related certifications

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