Fieldbus technicians control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.
Long-term on-the-job training: Occupations at this level generally require more than 12 months of on-the-job training or combined work experience and formal classroom instruction for workers to develop the skills needed for average job performance. This category includes formal and informal apprenticeships that may last up to 4 years and short- term intensive employer-sponsored training that workers must successfully complete. Individuals undergoing training are generally considered to be employed in the occupation. Includes occupations in which workers may gain experience in non-work activities, such as professional athletes who gain experience through participation in athletic programs in academic institutions. For nuclear technicians, the requirement is completion of a degree program usually requiring at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)
|DESCRIPTION||2013 JOBS||2016 JOBS (PROJECTED)*||MEDIAN HOURLY WAGES||LOW HOURLY WAGES||HIGH HOURLY WAGES|
|Power Distributors and Dispatchers||193||228||$32.77||$19.46||$47.48|
|Power Plant Operators||1,498||1,696||$33.09||$23.64||$41.13|
|Chemical Plant and System Operators||8,386||8,170||$32.22||$21.08||$40.41|
*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included.
Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors - EMSI 2013.2 Class of Worker. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- Certificate of Completion, Analytical Instrumentation - ATI1
- Associate of Applied Science, Instrumentation Technology - IR2
- Certificate of Completion, Instrumentation Technology - IR1
- Certificate of Completion, Industrial Instrumentation - IF1
- Certificate of Completion, Process Instrumentation and Electrical Design - PIED1