June 29, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Careers in solar power

Selected occupations in the solar power industry, median annual wages, 2010
Occupation Median annual wage

Scientific research

 

  Chemists

$68,320

  Materials scientists

$84,720

  Physicists

$106,370

Power plant development

 

  Real estate brokers

$54,910

  Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

$61,700

  Atmospheric and space scientists

$87,780

These data are featured in the TED article, Careers in solar power.

 

 

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