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Water Treatment Plant Operator Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 117,000 Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States. The Water Treatment Plant Operator job market is expected to grow by 6.0% between 2014 and 2024.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Employability Rating

C Sokanu rates Water Treatment Plant Operators with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 36,700 Water Treatment Plant Operators. That number is based on 7,000 additional Water Treatment Plant Operators, and the retirement of 29,700 existing Water Treatment Plant Operators.

Supply of Water Treatment Plant Operators

The Water Treatment Plant Operator industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Florida.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Job Market by State

State name Employed Water Treatment Plant Operators
California 11,400
Texas 10,200
Florida 5,660
Pennsylvania 5,640
Ohio 4,740
New York 4,300
Illinois 4,180
North Carolina 3,530
Virginia 3,090
Georgia 2,890
Wisconsin 2,780
Indiana 2,720
Minnesota 2,710
New Jersey 2,680
Tennessee 2,480
Michigan 2,440
South Carolina 2,430
Louisiana 2,390
Missouri 2,340
Colorado 2,280
Washington 2,220
Iowa 2,150
Arizona 2,120
Oklahoma 2,030
Massachusetts 1,950
Alabama 1,890
Arkansas 1,800
Kentucky 1,710
Maryland 1,640
Kansas 1,620
West Virginia 1,400
Utah 1,370
Puerto Rico 1,210
Connecticut 1,180
Oregon 1,160
Mississippi 960
Idaho 910
New Mexico 880
South Dakota 800
Nebraska 800
Maine 730
Nevada 650
Alaska 600
North Dakota 530
Montana 460
Wyoming 380
New Hampshire 370
Hawaii 370
Vermont 360
Delaware 350
Rhode Island 310

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