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In her town hall meeting last night, presidential candidate Kamala Harris highlighted the significance of green occupations. If fact she mentioned installation and maintenance of wind turbines and solar panels as the two fastest growing occupations in the American economy over the next several years. Here is the video excerpt.

Fastest Growing Occupations

The following screenshot shows the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which confirms that Solar Photovoltaic Installers and Wind Turbine Service Technicians are the top two occupations with the most growth through 2026.

Fastest growing occupations

Here on OJT.com, we highlight the fastest growing occupations, including the above two aforementioned occupations, the largest occupations, and the industries and regions that serve as hotbeds for these occupations. We also provide a lookup directory of training providers so that you can see where to get training for any highlighted occupation.

Industries for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

The following table shows the industries that employ the most Solar Photovoltaic Installers.

Industry Employment Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building Equipment Contractors 6,940 0.34 $20.51 $42,670
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $23.36 $48,590

Hotbeds for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

In this section, I’ll show you the states and metropolitan regions with the greatest number of Solar Photovoltaic Installers.

States for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

The following shows the states with the most Solar Photovoltaic Installers.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
California 3,900 0.23 3.70 $21.61 $44,950
New York 820 0.09 1.40 $19.92 $41,430
New Jersey 750 0.19 2.95 $20.97 $43,620
Florida 630 0.07 1.19 $16.23 $33,760
North Carolina 500 0.12 1.83 $16.66 $34,650

Metropolitan Areas for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the most Solar Photovoltaic Installers.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.09 1.46 $20.59 $42,820
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.47 7.52 $19.92 $41,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.16 2.55 $21.11 $43,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.10 1.61 $27.64 $57,490
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 120 1.07 17.02 $23.45 $48,770
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.19 2.98 $29.07 $60,470
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.42 6.60 $26.53 $55,180
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 70 0.06 0.99 $14.78 $30,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.63 $23.93 $49,780
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.10 1.51 $17.08 $35,520

Training for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

I did a search for the Solar Energy Technology/Technician occupation, from the OJT.com lookup directory, and here are the training providers I found.

Training Provider Phone City – State Website
Allied American University 8883840849 Laguna Hills – CA allied.edu
Arizona State University-Tempe 8552785080 Tempe – AZ www.asu.edu/
Arizona Western College 9283176000 Yuma – AZ www.azwestern.edu
Aspen University 3033334224 Denver – CO www.aspen.edu
Athens Technical College 7063555000 Athens – GA www.athenstech.edu/
Bristol Community College 5086782811 Fall River – MA www.bristolcc.edu
Central Arizona College 5204945444 Coolidge – AZ www.centralaz.edu
Central New Mexico Community College 5052243000 Albuquerque – NM www.cnm.edu
Century College 6517703200 White Bear Lake – MN https://www.century.edu
Cleveland State Community College 4234727141 Cleveland – TN www.clevelandstatecc.edu
Clovis Community College 8007691409 Clovis – NM www.clovis.edu
Coconino Community College 9285271222 Flagstaff – AZ www.coconino.edu/
Crowder College 4174555750 Neosho – MO www.crowder.edu
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry 3028571000 Dover – DE https://www.dtcc.edu/our-campuses/dover
Eastern Arizona College 9284288322 Thatcher – AZ www.eac.edu
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus 5756247000 Roswell – NM www.roswell.enmu.edu
Eastfield College 9728607100 Mesquite – TX www.eastfieldcollege.edu/
Ecotech Institute 3035865290 Aurora – CO www.ecotechinstitute.com
Erwin Technical College 8137695180 Tampa – FL www.erwin.edu
Gateway Community College 2032852000 New Haven – CT www.gatewayct.edu/
Georgia Northwestern Technical College 7062956963 Rome – GA www.gntc.edu
Gwinnett Technical College 7709627580 Lawrenceville – GA www.GwinnettTech.edu
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg 7177802300 Harrisburg – PA www.hacc.edu
Hibbing Community College 2182627200 Hibbing – MN www.hibbing.edu
Hudson Valley Community College 5186294822 Troy – NY www.hvcc.edu
Indian River State College 7724624772 Fort Pierce – FL www.irsc.edu
Johnson County Community College 9134698500 Overland Park – KS www.jccc.edu
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College   Hayward – WI www.lco.edu
Lanier Technical College 7705337000 Oakwood – GA www.laniertech.edu
Lansing Community College 5174831957 Lansing – MI www.lcc.edu
Lewis and Clark Community College 6184687000 Godfrey – IL www.lc.edu
Lorain County Community College 4403665222 Elyria – OH www.lorainccc.edu
Luna Community College 5054542500 Las Vegas – NM www.luna.edu
Maricopa Skill Center 6022384300 Phoenix – AZ www.maricopaskillcenter.com/
Mercer County Community College 6095864800 West Windsor – NJ www.mccc.edu
Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton   Dayton – OH www.miamijacobs.edu
Mid-State Technical College 7154225300 Wisconsin Rapids – WI www.mstc.edu
Monroe Community College 5852922000 Rochester – NY www.monroecc.edu/
Monroe County Community College 7342427300 Monroe – MI www.monroeccc.edu
Navajo Technical University 5057864100 Crownpoint – NM www.navajotech.edu
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo 5754393600 Alamogordo – NM nmsua.edu
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad 5752349200 Carlsbad – NM carlsbad.nmsu.edu
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana 5755287000 Las Cruces – NM dacc.nmsu.edu/
Northwest Technical College 2183336600 Bemidji – MN www.ntcmn.edu
Ogeechee Technical College 9126815500 Statesboro – GA www.ogeecheetech.edu
Okaloosa Technical College 8508333500 Fort Walton Beach – FL www.OTCollege.net
Pennsylvania College of Technology 5703263761 Williamsport – PA www.pct.edu
Pueblo Community College 7195493200 Pueblo – CO www.pueblocc.edu
Riverland Community College 5074330600 Austin – MN www.riverland.edu
Santa Fe Community College 5054281000 Santa Fe – NM www.sfcc.edu
Sauk Valley Community College 8152885511 Dixon – IL www.svcc.edu
Savannah Technical College 9124435700 Savannah – GA www.savannahtech.edu
South Georgia Technical College 2299312394 Americus – GA www.southgatech.edu
Southern Crescent Technical College 7702287348 Griffin – GA www.sctech.edu
Technical College of the Lowcountry 8007688252 Beaufort – SC www.tcl.edu
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson 6154416220 Dickson – TN https://www.tcatdickson.edu
Texas State Technical College 8007928784 Waco – TX www.tstc.edu
Treasure Valley Community College 5418818822 Ontario – OR www.tvcc.cc
Truckee Meadows Community College 7756737000 Reno – NV www.tmcc.edu
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster – CA www.uav.edu/
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 7028953011 Las Vegas – NV www.unlv.edu/
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus 5056625919 Los Alamos – NM losalamos.unm.edu
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove – IL www.waubonsee.edu
West Georgia Technical College 7705376000 Waco – GA www.westgatech.edu
West Virginia University at Parkersburg 3044248000 Parkersburg – WV www.wvup.edu
Western Texas College 3255738511 Snyder – TX www.wtc.edu

Industries for Wind Turbine Service Technicians

The following table shows the industries that employ the most Wind Turbine Service Technicians.

Industry Employment Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,320 0.60 $29.20 $60,740
Utility System Construction 790 0.15 $24.73 $51,440
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 730 0.36 $24.34 $50,630

Hotbeds for Wind Turbine Service Technicians

In this section, I’ll show you the states and metropolitan regions with the greatest number of Wind Turbine Service Technicians.

States for Wind Turbine Service Technicians

The following shows the states with the most Wind Turbine Service Technicians.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Texas 1,020 0.09 2.78 $28.17 $58,590
Iowa 340 0.22 7.20 $29.96 $62,320
Illinois 290 0.05 1.58 (8) (8)
North Dakota 210 0.50 16.36 $29.02 $60,360
Minnesota 200 0.07 2.24 $27.87 $57,980

Metropolitan Areas for Wind Turbine Service Technicians

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the most Wind Turbine Service Technicians.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Bakersfield, CA 120 0.40 12.99 $24.64 $51,250
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.69 22.33 $33.22 $69,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.89 $24.23 $50,390
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.33 10.68 $27.42 $57,040
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 30 0.35 11.48 (8) (8)

Training for Wind Turbine Service Technicians

I did a search for the Wind Turbine Technician occupation, from the OJT.com lookup directory, and here are the training providers I found.

search result for wind turbine technician