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The Department of Energy reports that approximately 7,645 people are directly employed in the geothermal industry. Geothermal technicians work for geothermal power plants and utility companies. Many employment opportunities in the geothermal industry are in the western United States, where geothermal reservoirs are located. The largest share of geothermal electricity produced in the United States in 2016 was from the following states, by order of top producing to lowest producing: California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, and New Mexico, as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 

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