The need for wind turbine service technicians will grow 108% between 2014 and 2024 to reach a total of 9,200 jobs nationwide, according to the 24/7 Wall St. analysis of the “25 Fastest Growing Jobs.”
According to our research:
The U.S. economy is projected to add nearly 10 million jobs between 2014 and 2024. As the economy expands, shifting demographics and consumer demand will spur faster employment growth in certain fields.
To identify the fastest growing jobs, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the 480 jobs reviewed, 25 are projected to grow by more than 20% in the decade ending in 2024.
How were got there:
To determine the fastest growing jobs, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed employment projections from the BLS for the period of 2014 to 2024. The fastest growing jobs were identified as the 25 occupations projected to grow by at least 20%. Total employment and median annual wages also came from the BLS.
As for the wind turbine service technicians:
> Projected gain 2014-2024: 108.0%
> 2014 jobs: 4,400
> 2024 jobs: 9,200
> Median annual wage: $51,050
Wind turbine service technicians are by far the fastest growing occupation in the United States. The number of technicians, known as windtechs, is projected to more than double between 2014 and 2024. Advances in wind turbine technology, in conjunction with an effort to increase the use of renewable energy, are largely behind the industry employment boom.
Opportunities for windtechs will not be spread evenly throughout the country. Wind farms are far more common in the Great Plains and the Midwest than they are in other regions. Windtechs can also find jobs in offshore projects as winds are most consistent offshore.
Check out all of the 25 fastest growing jobs.