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7 Benefits of Becoming a Wastewater Operator

by Tim Brunicardi on April 10, 2018

Would you be interested in a job that could not only benefit your community, but the entire planet Earth as well? Does the prospect of following a career path that’s literally overflowing with opportunities for advancement sound tempting?

wastewater operator

If so, then you sound like an ideal candidate to enroll in Hocking College’s Water and Wastewater Management program. Students who enroll in the program can have their degree in just four semesters. Afterwards, they can expect to make a median pay of $45,760 and enter a job market where 124,000 wastewater operator positions will be available by 2024.

Forged in roots that can be traced back to the Bronze Age, the water and wastewater management industry has played an essential part in mankind’s ongoing efforts to live more productive and healthier lives throughout history.

What Are The Unique Benefits Of Becoming A Wastewater Operator?

There are many benefits to becoming a wastewater operator, which includes:

  • Job security. Becoming a wastewater management operator offers qualified individuals a level of job security that’s recession proof, and the chance to choose from numerous job opportunities from major cities to rural communities.
  • Various work environments. Wastewater operators have the opportunity to work both indoors and outdoors.
  • It's a long-lasting career. Since there’s little employee turnover in the wastewater management industry, employees will have many opportunities for career advancement and may even be able to secure an early retirement. In addition, employees can form lasting relationships with their coworkers.
  • The pay is good. Wastewater operators can make a median salary of $45,760 with benefits.
  • It's a growing industry. Encouraging job prospects in this industry indicate that there will be an estimated 124,000 water and wastewater management positions available and waiting to be filled by 2024.
  • Specialized training & certification. Many employers offer their wastewater operators paid training, in addition to obtaining any additional certifications they might need.
  • It's beneficial to the environment and the community. Wastewater employees not only help prevent the spread of many contagious diseases, but help the environment and the communities they reside in.

So, are you ready to take a dip into the world of water and wastewater management? Contact our Admissions Team at admissions@hocking.edu.

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