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Geothermal Energy Industry Workers

Overview

Geothermal energy industry workers perform a wide range of duties, such as studying and testing sites for possible geothermal drilling, drilling geothermal wells, designing and building geothermal power plants, and operating and maintaining power plants. The Geothermal Energy Association estimates that 13,100 people are directly employed in the geothermal industry. Many other workers, however, from geologists and biologists to lawyers, surveyors, engineers, architects, site managers, office staff, and others provide support to the industry.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager or Consultant

Experienced Geothermal Energy Industry Worker

Entry-Level Geothermal Energy Industry Worker

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