Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System... & Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 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
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $44,500

Similar skills & knowledge

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

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

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.

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

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.

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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

Clerical
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.

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

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.

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


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.

Production and Processing Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Medium
Production and Processing Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
High

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

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Administration and Management Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Low
Administration and Management Skills & Knowledge Gaps for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Medium

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.

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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 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

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 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

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 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

12 related certifications

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