Renewable/Sustainable Energy Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the Renewable/Sustainable Energy program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

$13.17
Entry Hourly Wage

Engineering Technician

$17.67
Entry Hourly Wage

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

 
 

Workers who have “green” or environmentally responsible skills will have more options in a competitive job market for a wide variety of construction and energy installation jobs. Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations projects high growth areas this year in positions for HVAC installers, construction managers, carpenters and building inspectors.  

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase in Texas through 2024 of 15% for environmental engineering technicians, who test and operate equipment to control environmental problems. Work for HVAC installers is projected to increase at 14%. 

Please note that education level, career experience and geographic area will greatly influence job opportunities and potential earnings. Positions may require education and career experience past an associate degree, and varied opportunities will be available depending whether you follow a construction-related path or a more specific environmentally-related career.