Wind Turbine Service Technician (SOC 49-9081)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE


General Job Description Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

For more information about these careers view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or the General Educational Development (GED) credential. 


EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2012: 20
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 2
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 40
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 0%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $23.14
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 0
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 0

Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2012: 1,250
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 1,790
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 540
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 43.20%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 20
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 55

National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2012: 3,200
Projected National Employment 2022: 4,000
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 800
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 24.50%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 500
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 800

Additional Labor Market Information


Turnover: LOW
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 0
Average Years in Occupation: 0
Average Years with Current Employer: 0
Percent Female: 0.0%
Percent Non-White: 0.0%


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