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Nuclear Reactor Operators and Technicians

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In 2019, there were 5,050 nuclear power plant reactor operators and 7,600 nuclear technicians employed in the United States. There are 95 nuclear power plants in 29 states in the United States, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. In addition, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulates research and test reactors. Nuclear reactor operators and technicians work at nuclear power plants and are employed by utility or energy companies, universities, and other institutions operating these facilities.

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