Studies show that parents have the greatest impact on a child's occupational choice. Careers in the energy industry are exciting and lucrative. Plus, with over 10,000 positions becoming available each year, there are plenty of opportunities. After you've had a chance to explore the array of careers on the Get into Energy site, learn more about how you can help your child in this special Parents section.

Why the Energy Industry?

Of all of the career choices out there, why should your child choose a utility career? Find out answers to your most frequently asked questions.


Careers in the energy industry provide steady income that enables individuals to support themselves and a family. Learn more about salaries for various positions at a utility, as well as the knowledge and skill required for these jobs.

Training Programs:

Is your child interested in an energy career? Search the training database to find the programs closest to you.


Hear from parents whose children have chosen energy industry careers. (video interviews or photos with short audio clips) This section is under construction.


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