Wanted, badly: Wind-turbine technicians
Wind-turbine service technician is the job category projected to expand more than any other from 2014 to 2024, outpacing health care and technology, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Working in all kinds of weather, techs scale about 260 rungs on four ladders to the top of turbines, where they repair and maintain equipment, troubleshoot software glitches, and patch cracks in the blades. They earn about $53,000 a year.
Colorado Highlands Wind Farm