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Energy Transmission and Distribution Workers


Employment of power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers is projected to decline 6 percent through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL reports that "due to advances in smart grid technology, some tasks that dispatchers perform can be automated, such as rerouting power during an outage. However, some distributors and dispatchers will still be needed to manage the complex electrical grid." Those with strong related training and good mechanical skills will have the best job prospects. 

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