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Industrial Water System Operator

Career Overview

Design or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are likely in the future. With a
6% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years or more work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Acoustics
  • Aerospace Physiology and Medicine
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Analysis and Functional Analysis
  • Analytical Chemistry

What does a typical day look like?

  • Test green technologies or processes.
  • Identify opportunities for green initiatives.
  • Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
  • Develop environmental remediation or protection plans.
  • Evaluate environmental or sustainability projects.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.