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If you’re a student or seeking a career change, you’re in the right place at the right time. California’s Advanced Energy sector is creating 15,000 jobs annually, many starting at $40,000 per year with career progression to more than $100,000.

What kind of jobs? Architecture, engineering, electrical, mechanical, information technology, and construction positions engaged in technologies that make our world more energy efficient. Find out more here.  And watch this video about the career opportunities that Zero Net Energy is creating!

Picture yourself in an Advanced Energy career.

The work is exciting. Ranging from Environmental Controls in commercial buildings to Smart Grid, these jobs are on the cutting edge of technology. More than that, skills needed in these career fields are transferable to many other growth industries. Typically, a community college technical certificate is all you need to launch your new high-wage career.

Growth equals opportunity. Advanced energy is a nearly $1.3 trillion global industry, larger than the apparel and airline industries. The U.S. advanced energy market is up 14% since 2013, five times the growth rate of the U.S. economy overall.

California leads Climate Change action. Advanced energy happens here first, from new technology development in Silicon Valley to state policies that will reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

Learn more: Check out the pages in this section. Read about Energy Literacy. Get in touch with a career counselor at your local high school, community college, or One Stop Career Center to explore your career options.  Follow this Decision Tree to see which Advanced Energy career might be right for you!  Click to expand...

Energy Career Decision Tree

“Advanced energy is a really, really big deal.”

The Energy Collective, February 21, 2015