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Below are various career maps to help you think about what your career can look like in clean energy, based on your education and experience.
Map a Career in Advanced Clean Energy Manufacturing
Use the Advanced Manufacturing Career Map to chart your career in advanced manufacturing! This interactive tool showcases some of the most exciting jobs in manufacturing across five key job categories and a variety of skill levels. These jobs are essential to the development and deployment of clean energy. Funded by the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office, the Map demonstrates the breadth of the advanced manufacturing industry, some of its critical occupations, and the multitude of advancement routes between jobs and sectors.
Map a Career in Bioenergy
Discover career opportunities in the bioenergy industry! The “Career Exploration Wheel” graphically depicts how academic concentrations relate to bioenergy industry subsectors. The career map can be used by people of all stages or levels of academic and professional progression. Mouse over the wheel to explore how your academic background corresponds to bioenergy industry related careers in Communication, Education, & Outreach; Engineering & Manufacturing; Agriculture, Life, & Physical Sciences; Operations, Management, & Business; and Infrastructure.
Map a Career in Green Buildings
This recruiting tool funded by the Building Technologies Office offers job seekers hundreds of options to obtain and advance careers in the green-buildings industry. As part of a nationwide effort to recruit an energy-efficiency workforce focused on constructing, retrofitting, and maintaining healthy and energy-efficient buildings, BTO partnered with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and other industry groups to develop the Green Buildings Career Map.
Map a Career in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Mouse over the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Career Map to explore hydrogen and fuel cells industry related jobs in Research and Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing; Operations and Management; and Communications, Training and Outreach. While the career map profiles many hydrogen and fuel cells careers, there may be occupations that are not included in this map but are important to the success of the hydrogen and fuel cells industry. The information presented within each occupational profile (i.e. position description, education, training, and other qualifications) was synthesized from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Handbook of Occupational Groups & Families.
Map a Career in Hydropower
Although hydropower is one of the oldest forms of harnessing renewable energy, the hydropower industry is expanding, with new and exciting career opportunities surfacing every year. The Hydropower Career Map allows users to explore over 40 different job opportunities, providing potential employees with descriptions of the work, educational and training requirements, experience, and skills needed to research, develop, and demonstrate hydropower technologies. Discover your future career opportunities in hydropower.
Map a Career in Marine Energy
The growing marine energy industry could play a critical role in in the evolving U.S. electrical grid by providing reliable and resilient energy harnessed from ocean currents, tides, and waves. The Marine Energy Career Map illustrates the industry’s expanding field, providing job descriptions and listing the recommended education and training for employment. The map shares details for over 40 roles that rely on a range of technical and nontechnical skills. In these roles, workers could research, develop, demonstrate, and successfully deploy marine energy technologies to support the nation’s grid and communities, particularly those along the coasts or on islands. Explore the map to discover what marine energy career opportunities might be in your future.
Map a Career in Solar
The Solar Career Map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the sorts of credentials necessary to do them well. Use the Solar Career Map to explore 40 jobs across 4 industry sectors, and identify more than 60 routes to advancement. Additional opportunities for progress and promotion can be found within any given occupation on the map, and multisector pathways reinforce the idea of lifelong learning and the natural evolution of skills and interests.
Map a Career in Wind
This Wind Career Map explores an expanding universe of wind energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well. While the Wind Career Map endeavors to cover many of the careers in wind energy, there are many occupations in this industry that are not included in this map, but are integral to the success of the industry. Administration, Communications, and Safety, for example, as well as entry-level internships and apprenticeships are among the many wind energy jobs.