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Power Plant Operators

Job Information

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.


  • Overall employment is projected to experience little or no change over the next decade, but job prospects are expected to be excellent for qualified applicants as many workers retire.
  • Several years of classroom and on-the-job training are required to become fully qualified.
  • Familiarity with computers and a basic understanding of science and math are helpful for those entering the field.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $65,280/yr ($32.64/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Associates Degree