Energy & Engineering Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers in planning, managing and providing scientific research and development, professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services and problem solving for the challenging and ever-changing fields of energy and engineering.

Typical High School Classes

  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Energy Exploration
  • Digital Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Energy Generation and Distribution

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Get involved with these organizations that support Energy & Engineering!

H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Industrial Engineers – $57,816
Mechanical Engineers – $57,257
Environmental Scientists and Specialists – $41,031
Computer Hardware Engineers – $63,963
Electrical Engineers – $59,624
Chemists – $39,585
Conservation Scientists – $41,097
Architectural and Engineering Managers – $93,690
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians $42,564
Statisticians – $37,492
Survey Researchers – $19,985
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists – $42,220

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
AUTOMATION ENGINEER TECHNOLOGY /TECHNICIAL
COMPUTER SCIENCES
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION AND CONTROL
ENERGY GENERATION OPERATIONS
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
ENGINEERING; MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, CHEMICAL, ETC.
GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE
GIS / GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATH, SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
MECHATRONICS
MECHATRONICS, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION ENGINEERING
POWERLINE CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
UTILITY LINE
WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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