Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System... & Hydroelectric Plant 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 $63,700
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians $95,200

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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

Operation and Control
Using equipment or systems.

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

Mathematics
Using math to solve problems.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
High

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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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 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant 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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Mechanical Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Medium
Mechanical Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Very High

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

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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 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant 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 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant 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

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Certification for Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

0 related certifications