Do You Feel the Wind Blowing – Wind Energy Has Been Growing…
For the last few years now the Wind Energy Marketplace has been growing rather consistently.
The advances in technology, easing of some environmental regulations, tax credits and the flow of capital into the marketplace has spurred a industry that has led to a massive growth in the marketplace and the abilities to provide electricity to over 15 million homes with Wind Energy.
If you are looking for a job in the Green Marketplace this may be an opportunity for you. There are now over 20,000 onshore and offshore wind power generation facilities in the United States currently and many more in development. This growth has created a need for energy engineers, mechanical engineers, operations managers, planners, meteorologists, environmental regulators, construction project managers, machinists, technicians, and many more associated professions. Who’s salaries are averaging well above the industry norms.
The average professional engineer currently in the industry earns $100,000 to $130,000 a year, while technical professionals and tradesman are earning $50,000 – $100,000 a year.
Employers are seeking out candidates to fill their open positions and meet their demands.
With the largest growth seen in Iowa, South Dakota, California and the Rocky Mountain States with energy and wind farms are growing. Employers are actively seeking out candidates to fill their open positions; posting job advertisements, conducting community job training, recruiting professionals to meet their hiring demands for an industry that is currently in its infancy that growth and employment potential is huge.
If you are interested in exploring this exciting marketplace you should see what companies and facilities are in your local area, Search job boards, contact wind energy associations and see who is hiring and contact them to see if you may be qualified for any of the opportunities they may be seeking to hire for. The are also many good technical training programs available that many wind energy employers have been utilizing to train and hire new employees.
Michael DeSafey is a leading executive recruiter for professionals in the construction, engineering and environmental industries. He is currently the President of Webuild Staffing (www.webuildstaffing.com ). To learn more about Michael or Follow his Blog please visit www.michaeldesafey.com