Energy Efficiency Careers

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Energy Efficiency Careers

  1. 1. Energy Efficiency Careers Making a Difference
  2. 2. Be a Part of Making and Keeping California Green! With a Career in the Field of Energy Efficiency!
  3. 3. Workers who make new and existing homes and buildings more energy efficient perform valuable work in our economy, and can make a good living doing so.
  4. 4. What are the types of jobs and salaries?
  5. 5. Project Managers: Construction or Design Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $60,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $90,000
  6. 6. Building Performance or Retrofitting Specialists Contractors who improve the energy efficiency of homes or buildings by installing insulation, windows, lighting and other energy efficient products. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $50,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $80,000
  7. 7. HVAC Mechanics, Technicians or Installers Install, repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $41,600 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $72,800
  8. 8. Energy Auditors or Home Energy Raters Collect, analyze, and validate energy usage in the field and prepare reports on a building or home’s total energy profile. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $42,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $70,000
  9. 9. Resource Conservation or Energy Efficiency Managers Assess current energy and resource consumption and develop strategies to reduce usage. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $52,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $83,200
  10. 10. Building Controls Systems Technician Combines some of the traditional skill sets of building technicians with advanced skills in controls programming, networking, and systems integration. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $50,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $80,000
  11. 11. Compliance Analyst or Energy Regulation Specialists Evaluate if projects are meeting regulatory requirements and/or incentives and provide recommendations to meet compliance. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $52,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage – $76,500
  12. 12. Building Operators or Building Engineers Troubleshoot, install, replace, and repair building energy systems and controls to optimize energy efficiency. Entry Level Median Annual Wage - $50,000 Experienced Level Median Annual Wage - $79,700
  13. 13. What are the educational requirements? Depending on the selected occupation, Certificate and Degree Programs are available at these colleges: Cabrillo Chabot De Anza Diablo Valley Foothill Laney Los Medanos Merritt Napa Valley San Francisco San Jose San Mateo Santa Rosa
  14. 14. Tip #1 Skills Employers Seek: For each occupation the most important skill employers were seeking in their new employees is the ability to communicate with customers, in writing and in person.
  15. 15. Tip #2 Moving Up the Career Ladder: Career pathways exist for each occupation, nearly all starting with foundational knowledge and experience in the field “pre- energy efficiency”. The Oakland Partnership has developed a comprehensive cross-occupation Career Pathway for their Green Academy. www.oaklandpartnership.com/GreenAcademy.
  16. 16. Need More Information? More detailed job descriptions and occupational information can be accessed at ONET Online http://online.onetcenter.org/find/

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