Are you fascinated by the power that drives our world? Imagine being at the forefront of innovation, working to harness renewable energy sources, and ensuring that communities have access to reliable utilities. A career in the energy and utilities field offers endless opportunities to make a meaningful impact on the environment and people's lives.

  • Do you enjoy completing projects?
  • Do you enjoy working with your hands?
  • Do you enjoy knowing your work will help others?
Career Pathways

The energy field has three general career pathways:

  • Design: Individuals who design power plants or energy transmission systems.
  • Installation and Maintenance: Individuals who install and maintain electrical transmission lines or equipment.
  • Management: Individuals who manage power plants.
What It Takes
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Teamwork & Coordination
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Organized and Detail-Oriented
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Communication Skills
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Education-Career-Income: Energy
required education
Salary Range
Occupational Health & Safety
Bachelor's Degree
$30,110 - $71,240
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installer
Associate Degree
$47,510 - $76,600
Public Infrastructure Technician
High School
$33,700 - $45,720
Power Line Installer / Lineworker
$51,650 - $106,580
Power Plant Operator
High School
$51,650 - $98,030
Underground Utilities Technician
High School
$33,700 - $49,670
Telecommunication Equipment Installers
High School
$40,160 - $67,090
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
High School
$57,200 - $78,970
Water Treatment / Wastewater Operator
High School
$45,160 - $58,560
Source: 2024 Florida CareerSource
For more information, visit Florida Department of Education CTE Frameworks