Wind Energy Industry Workers

Wind energy industry workers perform a wide range of duties, from designing, building, repairing, and maintaining wind turbines and wind farms, to assessing and purchasing land for wind farms, protecting wildlife (especially birds) from the potentially harmful effects of wind turbines, and providing support services to scientific and technical workers. Approximately 80,700 people are employed in the wind energy industry, according to theĀ American Wind Energy Association.


Quick Facts
Duties Design, build, repair, and maintain wind turbines and wind farms; provide support to workers who perform the aforementioned tasks
Alternate Title(s) Varies by Profession
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country but are concentrated in the Midwest, Southwest, and Northeast regions of the U.S.
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship; volunteering or part-time experience helpful
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Consultant
  • Experienced Wind Energy Industry Worker
  • Entry-Level Wind Energy Industry Worker

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