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Industry-specific Career Paths


Interactive diagrams that show the steps to take for a career related to energy efficiency or renewable energy. Includes links to employment and training data.

Interactive career pathway for commercial energy efficiency. Includes links to employment and training data. 

Minnesota is home to occupations involved in manufacturing and installing ground source heat pumps (GSHP). Companies employ everyone from entry-level laborers to experienced mechanical engineers. 

Interactive career pathway for ethanol. Includes links to employment and training data.

Interactive career pathway for residential energy efficiency. Includes links to employment and training data. 

Interactive career pathway for wind. Includes links to employment and training data.

Jobs are available at almost any skill level, from entry-level laborers installing solar systems, to engineers and scientists who design new solar technologies.

In Minnesota, a solar water heating system can meet most home hot water needs. Explore careers in the solar heating and cooling industry.

This solar career map from the U.S. Department of Energy explores an ever-expanding universe of solar energy occupations, describing diverse jobs that exist throughout the industry.

Includes energy career roadmaps for lineworkers, natural gas technicians, and transmission and distribution technicians.