BRIGHT FUTURES, POWERED BY THE SUN.
Accelerated industry expansion has nearly tripled U.S. solar employment over the past decade. Today, almost a quarter million Americans are employed in the industry as solar continues to lead job growth in the American energy sector. The solar industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, and offers tremendous opportunities for workers from all backgrounds.
With relatively low barriers to entry and opportunities for advancement, an entry-level solar job can become a bright and powerful career. Every day on rooftops and in laboratories, offices and classrooms around the country, the American solar workforce
is advancing a renewable energy economy, and catalyzing a brighter future for all.
What does a solar job look like?
The solar industry is powered by diverse talent, with roles and opportunities spanning engineering, project development, project management, sales and marketing, manufacturing, installation and more.
Where can solar take you?
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council has developed an interactive Solar Career Map to illustrate diverse solar industry career pathways.The map also outlines pathways tailored to military skill sets, particularly related to electrical and mechanical technicians, logistics specialists, and engineers.
The American solar workforce benefits greatly from the technical skills of our military veterans, and with appropriate training and certification, transitioning service members can turn a solar job into a powerful career.
Do you find blueprints exciting?
Maybe you’re a natural people person?
Whatever your skills and interests, there’s a solar job that you can excel in. Check out this flowchart from our friends at A&R Solar and find the solar career pathway that’s right for you.
Leverage your military experience to launch your solar career
The Career OneStop Occupation Translater can help to inventory your skills to optimize your resume for your next career move. The Center for Energy Workforce Development offers an interactive roadmap to energy jobs and related training programs.