Career opportunities in Renewable Energy are expected to expand significantly as the U.S. moves to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and become energy independent. Biofuels processing facilities and wind farms have located in Northwest Iowa in recent years. It is anticipated that other companies in biofuels, wind power, and solar power will locate in this region in coming years due to the advantages offered by the region.
In Renewable Energy there are four Pathways: Engineering & Science; Management & Supervision; Technical & Skilled; and Semi-Skilled & Unskilled. To explore the Career Pathways in this cluster and the occupations in each of these Pathways, click on:
The U.S. Department of Labor has developed an occupational database, called O*Net, for over 800 occupations. Additional information on each of the occupations shown in the Career Pathways can be found in O*Net at: