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|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||$42,680||Fuel Cell Engineer||$87,370|
|Electrical Drafter||$60,070||Wind Energy Engineer||$96,980|
|Fuel Cell Technicians||$63,200||Energy Engineer||$96,980|
|Electrical Engineering Technologist||$63,200||Biomass Power Plant Operator||$103,380|
|Electrical Power-Line Installer||$70,910||Hydroelectric Production Manager||$103,380|
|Nuclear Technicians||$79,140||Geothermal Production Manager||$103,380|
|Power Plant Operator||$79,610||Nuclear Engineer||$107,600|