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Geothermal Production Managers

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Approximately 8,500 people are directly employed in the geothermal industry, according to the 2019 U.S. Energy Employment Report from the National Association of State Energy OfficialsMost geothermal employment opportunities are in the western United States, where geothermal reservoirs are located. In 2018, the largest share of geothermal electricity produced in the United States was from the following states, by order of top producing to lowest producing: California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, and New Mexico, as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. About 94 percent of the current U.S. geothermal generating capacity was in California and Nevada in 2019Since magma is located everywhere under the earth’s surface, better technology and more powerful tools may enable geothermal-related projects to be found throughout the United States. Geothermal production managers work for geothermal power generation facilities.

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