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Geothermal Technicians

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Approximately 8,500 people are directly employed in the geothermal industry, according to the 2019 U.S. Energy Employment Report from the National Association of State Energy OfficialsGeothermal technicians work for geothermal power plants and utility companies. Many employment opportunities in the geothermal industry are in the western United States, where geothermal reservoirs are located. About 94 percent of the current U.S. geothermal generating capacity was in California and Nevada in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information AdministrationGeothermal electric power generation also occurs in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. 

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