Geothermal Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
44%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
3.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$44,500
or $21.39 per hour
Volume
172,980
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.3/10

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Automation risk

44% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 3.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other' was $44,500, or $21 per hour

'Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other' were paid 3.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 172,980 people employed as 'Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around 0.12% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 854 people are employed as 'Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other'.

Job description

Perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.

SOC Code: 49-9099.01

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