Solar Energy Specialists are known for having more than just Customer Service, Blower Door, and Light Fixtures. You can read about other common personality traits here:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 38.6% of Solar Energy Specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 15.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that most Solar Energy Specialists have a college degree, you may find it also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six Solar Energy Specialists were not college graduates.
The Solar Energy Specialists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Business and Environmental Science, while a small population of Solar Energy Specialists studied Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a Solar Energy Specialist. So where do you start applying? According to our research, Solar Energy Specialists are mostly hired by AVANGRID, Alexian Brothers Health System, and GDS Associates. Now is a good time to apply as AVANGRID has 1 Solar Energy Specialists job openings, and there are 1 at Alexian Brothers Health System and 1 at GDS Associates.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, Solar Energy Specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Santa Barbara, TRC Companies, and AVANGRID. Take Santa Barbara for example. The median Solar Energy Specialist salary is $106,990. At TRC Companies, Solar Energy Specialists earn an average of $93,973, while the average at AVANGRID is $93,516. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Santa Barbara has 0 job listings for Solar Energy Specialists, TRC Companies and AVANGRID only have 0 and 1 job listings respectively.
The most prestigious Solar Energy Specialists can be found working at SolarCity, Penn State Seed Co, and Franklin Energy Services. We determine this by assessing the schools where Solar Energy Specialists have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of Solar Energy Specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.