Are you interested in next-generation power generation? Do you like using science and math to solve problems? The energy field might be a place for you to shine.
The energy field has three 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.
Meta-Major: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Are you interested in a career in energy but not sure what you want to do? Check out the STEM meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as energy. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.
Energy offers a range of careers with varying education requirements and income levels.
|Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Electrician||$33,890||Fuel Cell Engineer||$79,860|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||$35,760||Electrical Engineer||$82,640|
|Electrical Drafter||$51,160||Wind Energy Engineer||$91,940|
|Electrical Power-Line Installer||$52,060||Energy Engineer||$91,940|
|Electrical Engineering Technologist||$69,940||Biomass Power Plant Operator||$96,840|
|Fuel Cell Technicians||$60,940||Hydroelectric Production Manager||$96,840|
|Power Plant Operator||$65,850||Geothermal Production Manager||$96,840|
|Nuclear Technicians||$71,830||Nuclear Engineer||$103,890|