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Careers in wind energy



—NUTSHELL:
Wind turbines are being built across the country. Learn more about how these towers of power are generating jobs in a variety of occupations.


—SNIPPET:
You see them with growing frequency in some parts of the country: wind turbines, their large blades rotating through the air, far overhead. As a common form of renewable energy, wind power is generating more than just electricity. It is increasingly generating jobs for workers in many different occupations.

Many workers are employed on wind farms: areas where groups of wind turbines produce electricity from wind power. Wind farms are frequently located in the midwestern, western, and northeastern regions of the United States. But many other States are in the process of substantially increasing their wind-generating capacity, and there are wind energy jobs nationwide.

This article provides information on some of the career opportunities in wind power.

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U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Updated: March 17, 2011