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.