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WORK IN WIND
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment of wind turbine service technicians, also known as windtechs, is projected to grow 96% during the next eight years, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Job prospects continue to be excellent. Because wind electricity generation is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decade, additional technicians will be needed to install and maintain new turbines.
Technology programs at universities and vocational training schools are heeding the demand for more workers in this growing field.
In example, located in the middle of America’s wind corridor, High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) in Woodward, Okla., is at the heart of wind development technology in the United States.
HPTC’s hands on, dynamic climb and rescue training initiatives provide comprehensive training to the wind industry. As the first technology center in Oklahoma to offer a course of study for Wind Tech I students, HPTC is now the first and only GWO certified provider in Oklahoma for existing wind industry training. Want to learn more about their program? Click here for more information.
FOLLOW THE SUN
Solar power is becoming more cost-effective and has the potential to make up a larger share of growing U.S. energy needs. As the industry expands in usage, it also has a growing need for more workers—manufacturing workers to make solar panels, construction workers to build power plants, solar photovoltaic installers to install solar panels, and so on.
Read more about Solar Power Careers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.