Career Outlook for Chemical Plant and System Operators

Also known as:  Chemical Plant Operator, Chemical Treatment Plant Technician, Nitric Acid Plant Operator, Nitrogen Operator, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Chemical Plant or System Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 28.16 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.69 percent per year. Demand for Chemical Plant and System Operators is expected to go down, with an expected -7,290 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 2.11 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Chemical Plant and System Operators in the following states
Texas 9,820
Louisiana 4,060
South Carolina 1,970
Illinois 1,880
Pennsylvania 1,770
Indiana 1,650
Ohio 1,590
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Chemical Plant and System Operators
Connecticut 30
Oklahoma 60
Rhode Island 70
Minnesota 90
Massachusetts 90
Delaware 110
Maine 130
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