Opportunities for Employment

Water/Wastewater graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in water and wastewater treatment plants. Employment of water and wastewater treatment plant operators is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Local governments are the largest employers of water and wastewater treatment plant operators.

Job opportunities should be excellent because of employment retirement and facilities will be looking for operators with experience and training to fill these positions.

With advanced studies and experience Water/Wastewater graduates can advance to positions such as water and wastewater operators, plant supervisors and superintendents.