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Nuclear Reactor Operators and Technicians

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In 2015, there were 6,940 nuclear power plant reactor operators employed in the United States. There are nearly 100 commercial nuclear power plants in 30 states in the United States, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. In addition, the NRC regulates research and test reactors. Nuclear reactor operators, naturally, work at nuclear power plants and are employed by utility or energy companies, universities, and other institutions operating these facilities.

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