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Summer 2012
Vol. 56, Number 2
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Summer 2012, Vol. 56, Number 2

Electric vehicle careers: On the road to change



T he electric vehicle industry could be revving up. And if industry growth accelerates, so will job creation in related occupations.

Many occupations related to electric vehicles are similar to those that help to make and maintain all types of automobiles. But the industry is also adding some nontraditional jobs, and workers´ skill sets must evolve to keep up.

This article describes careers related to electric vehicles. The first section is about the electric vehicle industry and its growth. The second section describes selected occupations related to electric vehicles, including those in scientific research, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, and infrastructure development. A third section discusses training for workers interested in electric vehicle jobs. The final section gives sources for more information.

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