Career Outlook for Power Plant Operators

Also known as:  Hydroelectric Plant Operator, Power Plant Control Room Operator, Powerhouse Operator, Turbine Room Attendant
The overall job outlook for Power Plant Operator careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 19.73 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.29 percent per year. Demand for Power Plant Operators is expected to go down, with an expected -5,130 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 1.61 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Power Plant Operators in the following states
California 3,290
Texas 2,550
Pennsylvania 2,450
Illinois 2,190
New York 1,840
Michigan 1,760
Ohio 1,690
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Power Plant Operators
Guam 90
Rhode Island 100
Montana 120
Delaware 120
Connecticut 180
Idaho 190
Louisiana 220