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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 $63,700
Ship Engineers
$85,200 $85,200

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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.

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

Time Management
Managing your time and the time of other people.

Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

Operation and Control
Using equipment or systems.

Equipment Maintenance
Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

Active Listening
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

Complex Problem Solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

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

Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

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

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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.

Very Low Current Skill
Medium Target Skill

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

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Low Current Skill
Medium Target Skill

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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Medium Current Skill
Very High Target Skill

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.

High school diploma or equivalent

Postsecondary non-degree award

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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.

License required in WA

No license required in WA

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