Power plant technicians work in a power plant, which is an industrial facility that produces electricity and makes sure that everything is working as it should. They monitor the status of equipment from the control room and log their readings. They also adjust the electrical output and maintain a consistent voltage throughout the power plant using computer systems located in the control room. That doesn't mean that power plant technicians don't get their hands dirty. They maintain the machines, make any necessary repairs if they notice that one isn't working as it should, and follow safety procedures, especially in case of an emergency.
Most power plant technicians get by with only a high school diploma and some maintenance experience, although some get a vocational school degree. Usually, power plants technicians learn on the job. However, nuclear power plant workers must pass a licensing exam before they are hired.
On average, power plant technicians earn $45,740 a year. This is a solid career with decent pay and good prospects because the country will always need power.