Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System... & Gas Plant Operators 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 $74,300
Gas Plant Operators $93,300

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Administrative
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.

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.

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 and Control
Using equipment or systems.

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


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.

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 Gas Plant Operators
Gas Plant Operators
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 Gas Plant Operators
Gas Plant Operators

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 may be required in Washington

Licensing for Gas Plant Operators
Gas Plant Operators

No license found in Washington


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

44 related certifications

Certification for Gas Plant Operators
Gas Plant Operators

1 related certifications

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