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Hydroelectric Plant Technician Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 11,900 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians in the United States. The Hydroelectric Plant Technician job market is expected to shrink by -3.2% between 2014 and 2024.

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 4,500 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians. That number is based on the retirement of 4,500 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 Louisiana, California, and Texas.

Hydroelectric Plant Technician Job Market by State

State name Employed Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Louisiana 1,290
California 990
Texas 660
Arizona 480
Kentucky 410
Ohio 400
Florida 380
Washington 350
Michigan 340
Iowa 320
Tennessee 320
Pennsylvania 310
Oregon 290
Minnesota 270
Maryland 230
Puerto Rico 220
New Jersey 210
Georgia 210
Wisconsin 210
Wyoming 190
Alaska 190
Indiana 190
New Mexico 190
Maine 160
Montana 140
Massachusetts 140
Hawaii 130
Arkansas 120
Virginia 110
New Hampshire 110
Oklahoma 110
New York 100
Nevada 90
Alabama 80
Utah 80
Idaho 80
Mississippi 60
North Carolina 60
South Carolina 50
Connecticut 50
Missouri 50
North Dakota 50
South Dakota 30

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