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Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

Overview

Hydropower electricity is electricity that is generated by water power from ocean tides, rivers, streams, and lakes. Hydroelectric plant technicians monitor and operate hydropower generation plants. They adjust equipment controls and maintain and repair equipment as needed. According to the National Hydropower Association, 48 states have hydropower facilities and there are 2,198 active power plants. Approximately 140,000 people are employed in the hydropower industry. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager

Senior Technician

Plant Technician

Apprentice Hydroelectric Plant Technician

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