U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Education & Workforce Development

Clean Energy Jobs

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Clean energy jobs can be found in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and can range from entry-level to professional positions in a wide range of fields. This section can help you familiarize yourself with different types of green energy jobs as you begin your search for a job that meets your interests and skills.

Here you will find:

  • Opportunities at the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Laboratories: If you are interested in the public sector, consider opportunities at the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Laboratories, located throughout the country. They employ a wide range of technical and nontechnical professionals to advance research and development and carry out education programs, among other activities.
  • Other Opportunities: You can find clean energy jobs in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Check out the sites featured here to get a glimpse into what a green career could mean for you.
  • Career Resources: Check out Clean Energy Jobs in the US with this energy sectors job page and map a career in solar with this online interactive tool describing diverse jobs across the industry

Renewable Energy Competency Model

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The Renewable Energy Competency Model was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, with active input from the U.S. Department of Energy, along with partners from the postsecondary education and the renewable energy industry to identify the crosscutting competencies needed for workers in the renewable energy field. For more information please visit the Competency Model Clearinghouse.

Green Jobs Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will give you much more information on how green jobs benefit our nation and how you can prepare yourself for a job in the various clean energy fields. These documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

Biomass Technologies Office—Biofuels Create Green Jobs PDF

Fuel Cell Technologies Office—Jobs In Fuel Cell TechnologiesPDF

Green Energy Technologies Create Green Jobs PDF

Green Energy Technologies Create Green Jobs—Spanish VersionPDF

Industrial Technologies Program—Manufacturing Workforce for a Clean Energy Economy PDF

Solar Energy Technologies Program—Growing Solar Power Industry Brightens Job Market PDF

Vehicle Technologies Office—Jobs in Advanced Vehicle Technologies PDF

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program—Portal to New Jobs in Home Weatherization PDF

Wind and Water Power Program—Wind Power Opens Door to Diverse Opportunities PDF