Learn about the types of people who become water treatment plant operators. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2023
95% of water treatment plant operators work in full-time roles while 5% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a water treatment plant operator. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming water treatment plant operators at a ratio of 3.21 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
14% of water treatment plant operators are female and 86% are male.
Gender Bias, 2023
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a water treatment plant operator and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a water treatment plant operator and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more women interested in becoming a water treatment plant operator than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of water treatment plant operators are White, making up 71% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Other, making up 14% and 6% respectively.