Careers in Utilities


Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

See How to Become One57,890

Meter Readers, Utilities

Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

Operate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. May respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.

High school diploma or equivalent83,020

Power Distributors & Dispatchers

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.

High school diploma or equivalent83,020

Power Plant Operators

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.

High school diploma or equivalent83,020

Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

High school diploma or equivalent46,780