Wind turbine technicians (also known as “windtechs”) are responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of wind turbines.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An associate’s degree in applied sciences such as wind energy technology may meet job requirements. If you are in an area with a large wind turbine presence, you may be able to receive training specifically as a wind turbine technician, which is preferred.
To pursue a career as a wind turbine technician:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, environmental science, physics, and computer courses.
Where can I work?
The states that generate the most wind power are Texas, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, North Dakota, and Wyoming. These states have a high demand for wind turbine technicians, but as the industry grows the need for wind turbine technicians will be more widespread.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a wind turbine technician will be great over the next five years.
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