Utilizing renewable energy and sustainable resources will impact our future for generations to come. Hydroelectric, geothermal, and nuclear power are part of the current resources, but what new energy technology might the future hold? Doing more with less will likely be a focus of future research and development. Pollution created by energy and utility use poses a significant challenge for environmentalists and scientists now and in the future. Improving the recycling of waste materials from trash to sewage will offer many employment opportunities in the Energy and Utilities Industry Sector.
Electromechanical refers to the combining of electrical and mechanical parts in devices such as electric motors, loudspeakers, and adding machines. Students will need to understand energy conversion processes and energy transmission systems, as well as the installation and maintenance of equipment used in this field.
- Power Meter Installers/Readers
- Appliance Repair
- Utility Technicians
- Instrument Calibration
- Major Appliance Designers
- Electrical Engineers
Individuals preparing for careers in energy and environmental technology will need to develop a working knowledge of related available resources and how the use of these resources and systems impact the environment. Conservation methods including procedures to measure energy efficiency will be important for the future of our nation.
- Energy Management
- Environmental Pollution Control
- Waste Management
- Natural Gas, Chemical, Petroleum, and Nuclear Engineers
- Energy/Environmental Technicians and Engineers
The word “utilities” refers to the set of services associated with electricity, natural gas, water, and sewage. Because these services are expensive to develop, operate, and maintain, utility companies are primarily “public” in governance. However, a growing number of privately owned utilities are emerging. Public utility companies are subject to government control and regulation and employ a large number of people.
- Energy Management Technicians/Engineers
- Utilities Technicians/Engineers
- Power Grid Engineers
- Waste Technicians/Engineers
- Facility Design Engineers
- Industrial Facilities Technicians/Engineers
- Gas, Chemical and Nuclear Engineers
- Utilities Technicians
- Water Systems Technicians
The Residential and Commercial Energy and Utilities Pathway provides learning opportunities for jobs involved in obtaining, verifying, and maintaining primary financial data and records for the usage of electricity, gas, water, and sewer utilities. Technicians and engineers are needed to develop, operate, and maintain energy and utility systems for homes and businesses.
- Solar Technicians/Engineers
- Electrical Technicians/Engineers
- Facilities Technicians/Engineers
- Industrial Maintenance Technicians/Engineers
- Hvac Technicians/Engineers
Programs of Study
|Program of Study||Author||Career Pathway||Download this Program of Study|
|Photovoltaic Technology||Shasta College and Corning High School||Residential and Commercial Energy and Utilities Pathway|
|Wind Technology||Shasta College||Residential and Commercial Energy and Utilities Pathway|
Labor Market Information
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|Occupation Title||Employment Levels in 2006||Projected Employment Level 2016||Projected Job Growth||Percent of Job Growth||2008 Hourly ¹Mean Wage||2008 ²Weekly Mean Wage||2008 ³Monthly Mean Wage||2008 Annual Mean Wage|
|Commercial & Industrial Designers||5,900||6,600||11.9%||$36.46||$1,458.40||$6,125.28||$73,503.40|
|Electric Motor, Power tool Repairs||1,600||1,600||0.0%||$19.75||$790.00||$3,318.00||$39,816.00|
|Electrical & Electronic Engineering Tech||23,000||25,300||10.0%||$28.31||$1,132.40||$4,756.08||$57,073.00|
|Geological & Petroleum Engineers||2,200||2,500||13.6%||$40.44||$1,617.60||$6,793.92||$81,527.00|
|Geological & Petroleum Technicians||2,200||2,500||13.6%||$40.44||$1,617.60||$6,793.92||$81,527.00|
|Heating/Air-conditioning & Refrigeration||19,700||22,200||12.7%||$22.81||$912.40||$3,832.08||$45,985.00|
|Home Appliance Repairers||6,200||6,900||11.3%||$19.25||$770.00||$3,234.00||$38,808.00|
|Industrial Engineering Technicians||6,500||8,100||24.6%||$27.67||$1,106.80||$4,648.56||$55,782.70|
|Meter Readers, Utilities||5,000||4,700||-6.0%||$20.75||$830.00||$3,486.00||$41,832.00|
|Power Distributors and Dispatchers||0.0%||$35.53||$1,421.20||$5,969.04||$71,628.50|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||4,300||4,900||14.0%||$34.23||$1,369.20||$5,750.64||$69,007.70|
|Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Worker||8,300||9,900||19.3%||$25.80||$1,032.00||$4,334.40||$52,012.80|