The source of power in the industrial and energy sectors. A career for those who enjoy meeting needs in their communities.
Career Type Key Facts
Salary Range Potential:
$30,000 - $100,000/YEAR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR FOUR-YEAR DEGREE
COMPUTER EXPERIENCE, MEASUREMENT, ANALYZATION
Types of Employers:
ELECTRIC POWER, NATURAL GAS UTILITIES
Electric power and natural gas utilities offer a range of employment opportunities. In today’s highly automated and technical industrial world, skilled professionals are needed to construct and maintain energy delivery systems out in the field and monitor and operate the systems at power generating and dispatch centers. Because energy is demanded constantly in an instant, strong customer service is a key part of this industry.
Utility companies employ the following: skilled technicians that can erect electric power infrastructure or lay natural gas delivery systems, service technicians that respond to customer problems and measure energy use, operators that monitor and control energy flow and output in central management facilities through automated systems, business professionals to maintain the multitudes of customer accounts, and IT professionals that manage the immense amount of data throughout the system.
Think about it: energy is really the lifeblood of our economy and way of life. Can you imagine life without electric power or natural gas for even a week? Everyone daily depends on the job done by the range of people working at utility companies.
Utility company positions are sought after, offering above average pay opportunities, so competition is high for these positions. If you’re interested in investigating a career in the utility industry, you should consider which positions fit your aptitude and interests.
UTILITY OPERATOR (ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY)
East Central CC
Fulton, Tupelo, Belden
Jones County Junior College
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Northeast Mississippi CC
Pearl River CC
Dr. Ed Pinero
Southwest Mississippi CC
Brad Van Norman
UTILITY OPERATOR (CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN)
Jackson State University
Dr. Farshad Amini
Mississippi State University
Dr. Dennis D. Truax
University of Mississippi
Dr. Yacoub Najjar
Utility Operator $30,000 - $100,0000%
Fast Food Workers $20,7700%
Security Guard $26,1700%
Private Sector $41,6000%