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Water-Related Careers

Have you wondered what it would be like to work in the water industry? There are many interesting and challenging jobs to consider.

Work for Water
It’s the place where students and job seekers can explore green careers, and utilities will find a clearinghouse of resources for recruiting in the wonderful world of water. This site is packed with resources to find jobs or prepare for rewarding careers in protecting public health and the environment. Learn about what it takes to work for water and get a great job for a great cause!

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Career Page
AWWA provides a comprehensive look at water-related job descriptions and salaries across the following career categories: Hydrology, Water Supply Industry, Public Health, and Water Reclamation

Water Environment Federation – “The water quality people”
Open to WEF members and non-members, the WEF Job Bank has dozens of new water environment jobs every month. Employers can post openings and job seekers can search the job listings for career opportunities in the water, wastewater, and environmental fields.

Water Resources Education

Spokane Community College (SCC) Environmental Sciences Department Water Resources
The Water Resources program at SCC is one of only a few programs of its kind in the United States. The program has two options designed to prepare students for technical positions in the hydrological sciences or positions as certified water and wastewater operators.

Energy-Related Careers

Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy (PNCECE)
The Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy located on the Centralia College Campus provides energy career pathways for a skilled workforce in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah). The rapid developments in technology now underway in the energy sector will create profound changes in the way electricity is produced, distributed and utilized throughout the country. Electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest have identified the acquisition and implementation of “smart grid” systems as a top priority. These changes to our infrastructure will create both challenges and opportunities for the regional and national energy workforce. Electric utility jobs will change, and new jobs and skill sets will emerge as a result of this new technology.

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