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Energy Transmission and Distribution Workers

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Utility lineworkers and cable splicers need to complete a three- to five-year apprenticeship to attain full professional status. Power plant operators and dispatchers need several years of on-the-job training and experience to become fully qualified. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that "many employers prefer experience in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution, or in other occupations in the utilities industry, such as line worker or helper, or laborer in a power plant."

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