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The Geothermal Technologies Office accelerates the adoption of clean, domestic geothermal energy by investing in research and development that reduces the costs and risk of bringing geothermal power online. The U.S. leads the world in existing geothermal capacity, with more than 3,400 megawatts (MW) already installed, and this growth is creating new job opportunities in many parts of the nation.

The Geothermal Technologies Office accelerates the adoption of clean, domestic geothermal energy by investing in research and development that reduces the costs and risk of bringing geothermal power online. The U.S. leads the world in existing geothermal capacity, with more than 3,400 megawatts (MW) already installed, and this growth is creating new job opportunities in many parts of the nation.

Physical and Earth Sciences – Research and development in academia, industry, and the national laboratories

  • Chemists
  • Geochemists
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Hydrologists

Engineering Specializations

  • Reservoir engineers
  • Chemical engineers

Field Work and Operations

  • Construction workers
  • Designers
  • Drilling equipment operators
  • Electricians
  • Engineers (electrical, mechanical, petroleum, and structural)
  • Excavators
  • Machinists
  • Mechanics
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Surveyors
  • Welders

Service companies

  • Geologists
  • Logging technicians
  • Engineers
  • Seismic & Geophysical Data Technicians

Sales and Finance

  • Accountants
  • Attorneys
  • Computer technicians
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financiers
  • Investors
  • Suppliers

Policy and Permitting

  • Environmental consultants
  • Land leasing specialists
  • Land surveyors