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ERIC Number: EJ912039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Careers in Wind Energy
Liming, Drew; Hamilton, James
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v54 n4 p12-19 Win 2010-2011
As a common form of renewable energy, wind power is generating more than just electricity. It is increasingly generating jobs for workers in many different occupations. Many workers are employed on wind farms: areas where groups of wind turbines produce electricity from wind power. Wind farms are frequently located in the midwestern, western, and northeastern regions of the United States. But many other States are in the process of substantially increasing their wind-generating capacity, and there are wind energy jobs nationwide. This article provides information on some of the career opportunities in wind power. The first section provides an overview of the wind energy industry and the work that goes into building a wind farm. The second section describes selected professional, construction, production, and transportation occupations in the wind energy industry. The third section gives information on typical education and training backgrounds for workers in these occupations. A final section contains sources for additional research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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