Sustainable American Energy Jobs Increase to 2022
Thermal Energy Expanding To Push Us To Mars
During August - September 2015, Thermal Energy accounted for approximately 12,000 job listings and increasing, especially among companies in the NASA Commercial Crew like BAE, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman. Thermal power may be an answer to cheaper, efficient fuel to explore the cosmos and to operate colony power plants - including space mining colonies.
Employment Trends 2012 - 2022
Many voices have shouted that there are no jobs in America, although major Job Search Engines listed at least 4,500,000+ job openings at any given point between Autumn 2010 and Spring 2011. Beginning in October 2012, job advertisements included five million jobs and rose to roughly seven to nine million advertised openings on any particular day. By mid-2014, the number hovered around nine million daily - new listings replacing filled positions.
Nine million jobs do not fulfill the needs of an even greater number of persons looking for work, but is a healthier number than was available in the first half of 2009. However, different jobs cluster in certain market areas and overall, not enough jobs for every unemployed job seeker are yet available.
Many small businesses closed during the Great Recession (2008 - 2010), but freelance work gained momentum and individuals began to open new businesses again in the coming years.
Many job seekers were looking for non-existent union jobs with related high wages.The era of those types of high paying jobs is likely over.
Others of the employed and unemployed bemoaned the lack of enough clean and sustainable energy jobs promised by the presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012; and, during subsequent State of the Union addresses. However, Renewable Energy is responsible for a large segment of new jobs advertised from 2014 forward.
Trends in Renewable Energy Job Listings - Peaks of 5,000% IncreaseClick thumbnail to view full-size
Notice a decline followed by fluctuation in 2015, ending with a slight increase in job listings to 2,500% above baseline. Still a good increase over 2006.
Oil Booms and New Sustainable Energy Jobs
Regardless of the sometimes gloomy economic atmosphere during 2000 - 2020, oil booms spread in North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania at the same time and looked to increased energy jobs well past 2020.
In August - September 2012:
- Natural Gas related jobs provided 170,055 advertised job listings..
- Oil Field jobs numbered 145,000+.
- Solar Power offered 14,000 jobs.
- Thermal Power related jobs numbered 3,400.
- Wind Power provided 3,000 job listings.
By December 2012, most of these figures increased again, with solar jobs advertised increasing by 300%.
By Autumn 2014, Renewable Energy job listings across the Internet surged well beyond those of previously years.
Where are the American jobs related to sustainable and renewable energy resources, petroleum and natural gas, and other forms of energy likely to increase through the 2010s and 2020s?
Across America August 2015: 78,000+ Renewable Energy Jobs
The highest demand renewable energy jobs in the USA at this time were:
- Project Managers, including Seniors - About 10,000 job listings
- Program Managers
- Product Managers, including Seniors
- Project Coordinators
- IT Project Manager
- Medical Technology Specialists
- Technical Project Managers
- Senior Firmware Engineers
- Electrical Engineer
- Energy Consultants
- Business Development Specialists
- Solar Business Representatives - Sales and Marketing
More specifically, high demand jobs in any energy field include:
- Natural Gas - 55,000 jobs
- Oil Field - 1,625,000+ jobs, including many Truck Driving positions requiring the CDL.
- Solar Power - 91,000 jobs, many with the US Navy and Solarcity
- Thermal Energy - Approximately 12,000 jobs and increasing, especially among companies in the NASA Commercial Crew like BAE, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman.
- Wind Power - Approximately 4,000 jobs.
- Hydroelectric Power - About 1,000 job listings
Renewable Energy and Jobs Across America to 2022
Top Hiring Renewable Energy Companies Predicted to 2022
- Kinder Morgan, Inc.
- Solar City
- GE and GE Energy
- Consolidated Edison
- Xcel Energy
- Goal Zero
- Transport Service Co.
- CH2M HILL
- Power Home Remodeling Group
- WorleyParsons Group
- Parsons Corporation
- First Solar
- MCFA Planning
Highest Demand Job Locations
From mid-April 2011 to September 2014, Renewable Energy jobs in America that were listed across Internet increased from 9,700 to 19,633 jobs (double) advertised. The latter figure is an increase of about 19% over the 16,000 jobs open two years previously during both September and December 2012.
The US States and cities in which the largest numbers of these jobs are advertised:
- Houston and Austin, Texas
- Golden and Denver CO
- Washington DC
- Boston MA
- San Francisco and San Diego, California
- Phoenix AZ
- Portland OR
- NYC New York
- Chicago, Illinois
- Anchorage, Alaska
Other High Demand Renewable Energy Jobs
- Operations Specialists
- Project Managers
- Green Writers
- Energy Advisors
- Sales Representatives
- Engineering Technicians
- Truck Drivers
- Electrical Engineers
- Project Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Account Managers
- Control Designers
- Account Executives
- Electrical Substation Project Engineers
- Business Development Managers
Highest demand jobs in hydroelectricity continue to be
- Electrical Engineer,
- Project Manager,
- Project Engineer,
- Mechanical Engineer,
- Mechanical Engineering Technician,
- Electronics Technician,
- Natural Resources Specialist, and
- Mechanical Superintendent.
These jobs are clustered largely within four US States - throughout California and New York; in Vancouver, Richland, and Okanogan, Washington; and in Umatilla, The Dalles, Goshen, and Malin, Oregon.
Hydroelectricity is Still Important
Solar Energy Jobs
Solar Energy Jobs Advertised Triple in 2012 and Exploded in 2014
In December 2012, 17,600+ jobs in Solar Energy were listed.4
- Jobs advertised had already increased 1500% from 2006 - 2011, with 5,800+ jobs in Solar Energy. December 2012 saw a tripling of this number.
In September 2014, 308,300+ jobs were advertised and these include various insurance product sales needed to cover these businesses, inside and outside sales positions for selling the energy products, financing-type jobs, Information Technology work, and other related jobs.
Solar Energy Jobs are Biggest in California
Top Locations for Solar Energy Jobs
The following cities are most likely to have high demand solar energy jobs in increasing numbers from 2012 - 2022:
- CALIFORNIA: San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fremont, San Mateo and San Jose
- Hillsboro, Oregon
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Houston and Austin, Texas
- NYC New York
- Beltsville MD
- Perrysburg OH
- Denver, Colorado
- Washington DC
Solar Energy jobs have increased at a rate that is higher than the increases in eny of the other energies mentioned above. The largest number of these fast-increasing jobs are located in five major cities in California, shown on the map to the right .
In addition, Nuclear Energy jobs comprise an average of 5,200+ monthly listings (Georgia, Texas, New York, and New Mexico). Wind Energy positions number over 8,000 monthly totals and are also located largely in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Indiana, and Florida. A new system of wind turbines began to appear along Interstate-75 in Northwestern Ohio in 2011.
Oil and Petroleum Jobs During Oil Booms of the 2010s
Oil and Petroleum Production Show Steady Increases
A total of approximately 80,000 oil jobs appeared in advertisement in September 2014, up from 66,000 jobs that were advertised in December 2012, up from an average of 51,000 jobs in 2011.
Top locations included the following cities' list. Texas and Oklahoma as states offer the most opportunities.
- Houston, Dallas, Midland, San Antonio, and elsewhere in Texas
- Oklahoma City and Tulsa OK
- Williston, Bismarck, and Minot, North Dakota
- Los Angeles, Bakersfield and San Diego CA
- Denver, Colorado
- Anchorage, Alaska
- New York City
- Atlanta GA
- Pittsburgh and Philadelphia PA
The USA awaits new developments in the Alaska Pipeline supply and the Alberta Pipeline supply that are planned to expand the available job base. Protests against the transport of oil tar sands from Alberta stand in the way.
The Canadian oil and natural gas supplies were to be piped to New Town, North Dakota to join the many new oil wells in production beginning 2012 - 2015. Oil Tar Sands were to go to Texas. New Town Area facilities can process both American and Canadian oil and gas, providing new jobs for many workers for decades.
Additional Job Information: American Oil Boom
- New Town Oil Boom 2010 - 2020
New Town in North Dakota projects a need for 500 oil wells by 2015. West of Fargo, its job listings are expanding.
- Where to Find Bakken and Williston Basin Oil and Gas Jobs - New Hospital, Schools, Rec Center and C
Oil was discovered in the Bakken Oil Field in 1951, but an American Oil Boom and its increasing jobs hit here at New Town and a 50-plus-mile radius after 2009. New Town, North Dakota projects 500 new oil wells by 2015 and the Unemployment Rate is in
New Town, North Dakota
Natural Gas Jobs Increase in the 2010s
Best Locations For Natural Gas Jobs
Over 36,000 Natural Gas related jobs were found across America by September 2014 (triple the number as posted in the same month of 2012, located in these top market areas:
- Houston, Dallas, Midland and elsewhere in Texas
- Oklahoma City
- San Francisco and San Diego CA
- Schenectady and NYC New York
- Greenville SC
- Pittsburgh and Allentown PA
© 2011 Patty Inglish
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