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Wastewater Collection System Operator

Career Overview

Design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are likely in the future. With a
8% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Construction Engineering
  • Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

What does a typical day look like?

  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Design civil structures or systems.

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.