Energy Transmission and Distribution Workers

Energy transmission and distribution workers are employed in the electric light and power industry. They operate and maintain power-regulating equipment and networks of high-voltage power lines that send electricity from power plants to domestic, industrial, and commercial users.


Quick Facts
Duties Operate and maintain power-regulating equipment and networks of high-voltage power lines
Alternate Title(s) Cable Splicers, Line Installers, Substation Operators
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience On-the-job training/experience and/or an apprenticeship required to become fully qualified
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Troubleshooter, or Trainer, or Shift Supervisor
  • Lineworker, or Load Dispatcher, or Substation Operator
  • Ground Helper or Assistant

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