Career Outlook for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Also known as:  Industrial Waste Treatment Technician, Lead Sewage Plant Operator, Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Operator, Sewage Plant Operator, Waste Treatment Operator, Wastewater Operator, Water Plant Operator, Water Treatment Technician
The overall job outlook for Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant or System Operator careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 17.60 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.93 percent per year. Demand for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 27,570 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.18 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in the following states
Texas 9,840
California 9,200
Pennsylvania 5,960
Florida 5,560
Ohio 4,290
New York 4,280
Illinois 3,500
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
District of Columbia 250
Delaware 280
Vermont 290
Wyoming 300
Hawaii 350
New Hampshire 370
Rhode Island 400
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