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Fuel Cell Technicians

Employment Prospects


Approximately 6,550 people are employed in the Northeast fuel cell and hydrogen supply industry. Fuel cell technicians are employed by automotive manufacturers with fuel cell and hydrogen vehicle programs, companies that manufacture fuel cells and related technology, merchant hydrogen producers, and government agencies that conduct fuel cell research, such as the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Defense Fuel Cell Test and Evaluation Center, which is operated by Concurrent Technologies Corporation. The states that offer the most opportunities for fuel cell industry workers are California, Connecticut, and New York, according to the Department of Energy's report called "State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2016." Other states that offer good employment opportunities in fuel cell technologies include Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio.

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