We surveyed 393 water treatment plant operators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Water treatment plant operators are realistic and conventional

Water treatment plant operators tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to be conventional, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a water treatment plant operator. However, if you are social, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average water treatment plant operator break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of water treatment plant operators are social responsibility and conscientiousness

Water treatment plant operators score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average water treatment plant operator: