Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

Solar Thermal installers Position a Panel

Solar thermal installers and technicians install and repair solar energy systems for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. These systems are designed to collect, store and circulate solar-heated water. Technicians use their knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and control systems for testing and identify problems with the installation and operation of solar thermal systems. Approximately 250,271 Americans work in the solar energy industry, according to the Solar Jobs Census.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Install and repair solar energy systems for residential, commercial, and industrial customers
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country but are best in California, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York
Minimum Education Level
  • Apprenticeship
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Two or more years experience; on-the-job training; apprenticeship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Technical
  • Building/Trades
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Owner, Solar Thermal Installation Business
  • Solar Thermal Installer and Technician
  • Apprentice Solar Thermal Installer and Technician

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