Energy Industry

Energy Industry Trends

Two of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. — wind turbine techs and solar photovoltaic installers — are in the energy sector. They are also two great examples of rewarding careers that pay well and don’t require a four-year degree.

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Electrical Lineman

Median Salary: $84,200
Jobs Available: 11,300+

Do you get a thrill out of living on the edge but take safety seriously? If you do, and don’t mind heights, this is a job worth exploring.

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Nuclear Technician

Median Salary: $98,000
Jobs Available: 500+

If you’re interested in science and technology, take a serious look at this career, where you could work in nuclear energy production or research.

A power generation technician, or generator technician, performs preventative maintenance on a power system.

Power Generation Technician

Median Salary: $49,100
Jobs Available: 1,900+

A power generation technician, also known as a generator technician, installs and troubleshoots electrical power systems driven by diesel- or gas-fueled engines.

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Power Plant Operator

Median Salary: $91,600
Jobs Available: 2,600+

Operators are a key link in the nation’s energy chain. They make sure the machines that generate electricity are running smoothly — and the lights stay on at every home, business and factory.

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Solar Energy Technician

Median Salary: $45,000
Jobs Available: 2,500+

As the world embraces renewable energy, jobs in solar are taking off. Learn more about photovoltaic design and installation and why it’s a solid career.

Wind turbine technicians inspect a turbine at a wind farm

Wind Turbine Technician

Median Salary: $59,000
Jobs Available: 1,300+

If you want a career that will take you to new heights, this job delivers — literally. Learn more about this in-demand job.

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