Careers in Energy

With a wide range of careers, from lineman to pipefitters to a power plant operator, there is sure to be a career in energy that is right for you.

Possible Career paths include:

  • Lineman 
  • Wind Turbine Service Technician
  • Utility Technician 
  • Pipefitter 
  • Power Plant Operator 
  • Electrical Engineers 

Electrical Power-Line Installer and Repairer

You're the one responsible for keeping the whole system on. Many people rely on you every day. And with great power comes a great salary.

A Day in the Life of an Electrical Power-Line Installer or Repairer.

Post-Secondary Education Opportunities

Educational institutions that offer Skilled Trades training and programs.

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Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career training program in which employers develop and prepare Michigan’s future workforce while apprentices gain paid work experience, related classroom instruction and a national industry-recognized credential upon program completion.

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Michigan’s energy industry accounts for more than 108,000 energy-related careers with total demand projected to increase by six percent through 2026.  

Did You Know

Employment in Energy key occupations is projected to grow by 8.7 percent from 2020 to 2030. Together, there are expected to be 18,500 average annual openings across these occupations.

The Energy industry sector is high paying with an average annual salary of $90,100 — substantially higher than the statewide average of $61,700.

Employment in Energy increased by 12.3 percent from 2015 to 2021 and currently includes over 119,300 individuals.

Most of the key occupations in the Energy sector require a high school diploma or less along with some on-the-job training and have the potential to offer wages exceeding the statewide median.

In 2021, there were just over 5,100 active registered apprentices in the Energy sector statewide.