Be a Water Quality Professional and Go Where the Action Is
Join the men and women at work on the water quality frontline at wastewater treatment facilites…doing more to protect public health and the environment each day than most people do in a lifetime. Career preparation ranges from high school to college or university degrees. Certification requirements are state-specific.
Check out our Career Brochure for information on water quality professionals and the different career opportunities in the water quality industry.
Education and Training Opportunities
There are a variety of college and university and technical schools in New England that offer degreed and certificate programs for those interested in water quality career advancement. Learn More
Becoming a Certified Wastewater Operator in Massachusetts
Each state has its own training and certification requirements for water and wastewater operations personnel. View the Water Industries Careers Reference Guide or refer to each New England state listed below:
- Connecticut – Contact Craig Motasky
- Maine – Contact Judy K. Bruenjes
- Massachusetts – Contact John J. Murphy
- New Hampshire – Contact Mark Kondelis
- New York – Contact Meredith Streeter
- Rhode Island – Contact Bill Patenuade
- Vermont – Contact Jill Draper
The information contained in each state link is meant only to provide general guidelines for comprehensive information.
NEWEA Certification Programs
NEWEA offers individuals the opportunity to become certified for Wastewater Collection Systems Operator and Laboratory Analyst. Learn More
NEWEA offers scholarships to deserving individuals enrolled in continuing education/training programs. Learn More
Search for a Job
Dozens of new water environment jobs are added every month! Search up-to-date job listings for career opportunities in the water, wastewater, and environmental industry. NEWEA’s Job Bank is continually updated with new employment listings for careers in wastewater, including water and wastewater management, operations, consulting engineering, and other career paths in water quality. Learn More
Water Warriors Jobs Initiative
NEWEA’s Water Warriors Jobs Initiative produced an informational video with the goal of connecting with Departing Military Veterans about ample opportunities for water industry careers. This video highlights how the skills they developed during their military service translate to water industry jobs; the stable, rewarding career opportunities available; and avenues for getting involved in this industry.
Watch the full video on NEWEA’s YouTube channel.
Mentoring for Young Professionals
Become a mentor or mentee with the Young Professional’s Mentor Program. Learn More
Young Professionals are those individuals in the water quality field who are under 35 and have less than 5 years experience.