With training in water purification technology, you will be qualified to pursue jobs such as:
- Plant operator
- Laboratory technician
- Water or wastewater treatment manager
In most water or wastewater treatment plants, assisting in the process that removes or destroys dangerous materials, chemicals, and microorganisms from the water we drink and use is a daily occurrence. As these plants incorporate more sophisticated technology, computers will aid in monitoring equipment, testing samples, and analysis.
Water and waste plants operate 24 hours a day, everyday. Therefore, shifts must cover days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Depending on the plant, work is conducted both indoors and out. This career can be physically demanding. Attention to safety precautions, and procedures must be followed.
Nationally, new job opportunities for water & liquid waste treatment plant & system operators are expected to grow by 20 percent by 2020. Within Michigan, jobs are expected to increase 12 percent by 2020.