Thank you for your interest in learning more about the energy industry and the opportunities you have as a student to step into this exciting sector!
Graduating high school and trying to figure out your next move can be overwhelming. Good thing you don't have to do it alone!
We are excited to present opportunities available in the energy industry. Below you will find more resources about majors, jobs, internships, and much more!
Why is energy so important?
Electricity is essential in our society - from lighting out streets to charging our phones. But have you thought about how we get our electricity? Who generates it? How does it get from a utility to my home? The energy industry continues to be the largest and most profitable industry in the United States, and there is a reason why. The energy industry is where we can innovate technology, test energy efficiency, better conserve our resources.
Whats the energy industry all about?
There energy industry is made up of a lot of different sectors, companies, and jobs. Just know this - if you enjoy any of these subjects:
- Science & Technology
- Earth Resources & Environmental Science
- Engineering, Mathematics and Computers
... Then the energy industry might be a great fit for you!
Here are a few industry sectors:
- Oil & Gas
- Nuclear Power
- Renewable Energy / Clean Technology
- Electric Power & Utilities Industry
- Energy Efficiency & Conservation
- Energy Trading & Storag
What job can i have?
There are a vast array of different jobs in the energy industry. If you want to see how to improve energy efficiency of the Empire State Building - there's a job for that. If you want to work on the top of a wind turbine - there's a job for that. If you want to control where electricity moves throughout the energy grid - there's a job for that. If you want to travel the world... well, you get the point! Here are a few job titles that may spark your interest:
- Energy Consultant/Analyst
- Energy Engineer/Auditor
- Solar/Wind Energy Systems Engineer
- Solar Power Installer/Developer
- Energy Efficiency Builder
- Energy Broker
- Securities and Commodities Trader
- Power Plant Operator
what do i major in college?
Majors may vary depending on university or college. Its important to understand that careers after college may not directly reflect the major you select - meaning some job descriptions may want someone with specific experience in a particular topic, instead of someone with a particular degree. Some majors you may want to look at include:
- Engineering/Engineering Technology (Any variation thereof)
- Environmental/Earth Sciences
- Business Administration
what if i'm not going to college?
Each year, there are many students who don't opt for the college route after high school. Still, there are many opportunities to gain a great income and be part of the most profitable industry in the United States. Note many upper level positions may require a college degree of some kind or require many years of experience to replace a degree. Many other jobs may require a certification or license. Listed below are just a few examples of those positions:
- Wind Turbine Technician
- Solar Installation Technician
- National Gas Technician
- Building Maintenance Worker
what does texas energy do?
Here at Texas Energy, we serve a very important part in the energy industry. We help commercial and even residential customers purchase their electricity. Because the energy industry is large and could be confusing, our role helps customers understand their electricity contract and help them negotiate the best deal!
Find our more of what we do here. If you are interested on learning more, possibly through an internship or project, please contact us below!