Why Work In
The Energy Industry Provides Powerful Careers
More than six million people work in energy careers in the United States. From future-focused innovators and engineers exploring new ways to harness and store power, to skilled tradespeople, who are the backbone of the industry’s operations. Others are developing a national infrastructure for the rise in electric vehicle transportation, or even supporting the business of energy. The work of these professionals is essential, rewarding, and always in demand. Because of the knowledge and skills that are required, energy employees are well compensated, often earning above national averages. Energy professionals are proudly leading the country’s attainment of climate change goals while maintaining energy reliability, resiliency, safety and affordability.
What is Your Energy Path?
Ready to explore an energy career? This site will help you understand how to take the next step, no matter where you are in your journey.
We’ve got information on how to find:
- An apprenticeship
- What technical positions require pre-employment testing
- Schools that offer energy curriculum
- Information on scholarships
- A look at industry compensation
- Insight on the industry’s commitment to the environment and social responsibility
- Lots and lots of information on industry careers and why so many people find their future – and their passion – in the energy sector
Still not sure what type of energy career is calling your name?
Take a short quiz to jumpstart your energy career search.