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Energy Transmission and Distribution Workers

Overview

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. Approximately 55,990 power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers and 115,380 electrical power-line installers and repairers are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Technical

Career Ladder
Troubleshooter, or Trainer, or Shift Supervisor

Lineworker, or Load Dispatcher, or Substation Operator

Ground Helper or Assistant

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