Choosing a Career in Water

Choose a Career in Water

If your goal is to make a difference, there is no better path than a career in California water. There's never been a more exciting time to join the innovative and dynamic industry dedicated to protecting and enhancing California's most important resource.

Today's water industry is about much more than treating and delivering water. A new wave of opportunities is emerging in the field, in the lab, and in policy arenas as local water agencies leverage technology to improve the safety and reliability of California's water supply and ensure its efficient use from source to tap.

Diverse, Well-Paying Jobs That Make a Difference

In California water, you'll find a vast array of long-term, well-paying careers with numerous opportunities to grow and have an impact.

Whether it's working with customers out in the field, collecting and analyzing samples in the lab, or shaping complex policies and regulations, there is a place in California water for anyone interested in managing and protecting this life-sustaining resource.

A career in California water provides the opportunity to earn a good living and make a difference in your community.

Internships with CWD

Carmichael Water District works with local high school Career Technical Education programs.

Certification Resources

View links to helpful resources regarding certifications and licensing within the California water industry:

Veterans in Water

Check out Carmichael Water District's veterans as they discuss the following topics:

  • What is your role?
  • What/who inspired you to work in water?
  • What fuels your passion for your work?
  • What is the biggest misperception about working in water?
  • Why should veterans join this field?
  • What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?

View the Veterans in Water profiles.

A Day in the Life of a Water Treatment Plant Operator

Check out the video to see a day in the life of a Carmichael Water District operator.