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Today, 103 commercial nuclear power plants in the United States supply about 20 percent of the Nation's electricity each year. Located at 64 sites in 31 states, these nuclear power plants are the second largest source of electricity in the U.S.
Career opportunities in nuclear energy include:
- Careers in plant design
- Careers in operations and maintenance
- Careers in systems and equipment design
Careers in the Nuclear Industry
||Careers in nuclear energy offer challenging work with competitive salaries and benefits. The industry needs engineers, technicians, craft workers and other professionals in positions ranging from entry-level to mid-career and those with military training and service.
Is a Career in the Nuclear Industry Right for You?
Be Part of a Growing Work Force
Careers in the nuclear energy industry offer challenging work, competitive salaries and benefits, and opportunities for advancement. Nuclear professionals help to protect the environment by supporting the nation's fleet of emission-free nuclear power plants, which provide nearly 20 percent of U.S. electricity.
What Are Employers Looking For?
Nuclear utilities and other nuclear energy companies need workers across a broad range of disciplines. Opportunities exist for a variety of engineers, technicians, skilled trade and technology workers, and others.
Education and Resources
Find Schools With Nuclear Programs and Help for Your Education
See the links to U.S. universities and community colleges that offer programs in nuclear technologies. Search for programs by region of the country.
Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships
Nuclear energy scholarships and fellowships are available through industry educational assistance programs, a professional organization and the federal government. Leading nuclear energy companies offer summer and year-round internships at their facilities.
Help for Your Job Search
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Sample Job Descriptions
These descriptions of typical jobs in the nuclear energy industry range from entry-level positions to mid-career opportunities for experienced workers, as well as opportunities for those entering the civilian work force following military service.
Online Job Boards
Job opportunities at nuclear power plants and nuclear energy facilities are available around the country. Choose a region-the West Coast, Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast-and explore the possibilities.
(Source: Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI))