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Wind Energy Engineers

Advancement Prospects

Wind energy engineers with five or more years of experience on wind energy projects advance to become senior engineers. They oversee the work of teams of engineers, technicians, and related professionals and handle more complex projects and larger clients. In large engineering firms they may become chief engineers and department heads. They also advance by starting their own consulting firms. Wind energy engineers must continue their education throughout their careers and those who go back to school for a master's or doctoral degree improve their job prospects. Other ways to advance include becoming more active in professional associations, such as by lecturing and teaching, and by becoming college professors and writing about the field for academic and industry-related publications.

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