Chemical Plant and System Operators

General Information

Description

Control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit87.99%
  2. State and local government6.32%
  3. Private, not for profit2.83%
  4. Federal government1.70%
  5. Self-employed1.16%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$38,560

State-by-state Salary

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$81,570
$24,690
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 61%
  • Bachelor's degree 36%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical
  • English Language
  • Production and Processing
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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