Hydroelectric Plant Technician Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 12,100 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians in the United States. The Hydroelectric Plant Technician job market is expected to grow by 2.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Hydroelectric Plant Technician Employability Rating

F Sokanu rates Hydroelectric Plant Technicians with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 7,800 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians. That number is based on 300 additional Hydroelectric Plant Technicians, and the retirement of 7,500 existing Hydroelectric Plant Technicians.

Demand for Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

Negative demand and job growth is projected for hydroelectric plant technicians. This is the result of newer plants that operate more efficiently or have higher production abilities, and technological advances that allow for increased automation. Consequently, employers will select from a talented pool of candidates among whom competition will be intense. Prospects should be best for job seekers who supplement a degree in electrical engineering, information technology, or computer science with varied technical and mechanical skills.

Supply of Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

The Hydroelectric Plant Technician industry is concentrated in California, Louisiana, and Texas.

Hydroelectric Plant Technician Job Market by State

State name Employed Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
California 1,590
Louisiana 890
Texas 790
Florida 580
Iowa 470
Arizona 440
Tennessee 440
Maryland 380
Minnesota 370
Ohio 340
New Jersey 300
Puerto Rico 290
Georgia 290
Illinois 260
Washington 260
Pennsylvania 250
Oregon 240
Wyoming 240
Montana 220
Massachusetts 200
New Mexico 180
Virginia 170
Kentucky 170
Oklahoma 170
Missouri 140
North Dakota 140
Michigan 120
South Carolina 120
Hawaii 120
Indiana 120
Nevada 110
New York 110
Arkansas 110
Maine 100
West Virginia 100
Wisconsin 100
North Carolina 80
Alaska 80
Idaho 60
Alabama 40
South Dakota 40
Utah 40
Mississippi 40
New Hampshire 40
Kansas 30

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