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Overall employment of power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers is projected to experience little or no change , but job opportunities are expected to be excellent because of the large number of retiring workers who must be replaced, an increased demand for energy, and recent legislation that paves the way for a number of new plants.

Southwestern Illinois Worknet
(618) 939-3332
100 South Main St., Room 19
Waterloo, IL
 
Sari Neudorf, CPRW,CEIC,CPBA
(314) 283-6976
PO Box 410491
St. Louis, MO
 
Missouri Career Center-St. Louis South County Service Center
(314) 416-2917
7545 South Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 140
St. Louis, MO
 
Communications Workers Of America Local 6355
(314) 664-0355
3150 Roger Pl
Saint Louis, MO
 
Missouri Career Centers
(816) 471-2330
1720 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO
 
Missouri Career Center - Arnold
(636) 287-8909
3675 West Outer Road, Suite 102
Arnold, MO
 
Ellie Vargo, CPRW,CCMC,CFRWC
(314) 965-9362
2190 S. Mason Rd., #303
St. Louis, MO
 
Westside Personnel
(636) 271-7322
140 W Saint Louis St
Pacific, MO

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Ozark Action, Inc.
(417) 679-4559
18 Court Square
Gainesville, MO
 
Service Employees International Union Local 1
(314) 647-9950
2725 Clifton Ave
Saint Louis, MO
 
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Nuclear Power Reactor Operator Jobs


Career Outlook

Overall employment of power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers is projected to experience little or no change , but job opportunities are expected to be excellent because of the large number of retiring workers who must be replaced, an increased demand for energy, and recent legislation that paves the way for a number of new plants.

Employment change. Between 2008 and 2018, overall employment of power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers is expected to experience little or no change. Although Americans' energy use continues to grow annually, the intense competition among generators resulting from deregulation will temper that growth.

Power plant operators in non-nuclear power plants are expected to decline by 2 percent between 2008 and 2018, representing little or no change as energy companies continue to promote efficiency and build more efficient plants. While most of the major employment effects of deregulation have already occurred, generators continue to focus on cost cutting. As older, less efficient plants are retired, they are being replaced with new plants that have higher capacities and require fewer workers. Because the capacity of the new plants is higher, fewer are needed to produce the same amount of electricity.

Employment of nuclear power reactor operators is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations, because of plant construction and new rules on operator fatigue. Although no new plants have been licensed since the 1990s, many sites have applied for permits which will need to be staffed before the end of the projections decade. Further, newly enacted NRC regulations on fatigue limit the length of shifts, meaning that nuclear facilities may need more operators.

On the other hand, power distributor and dispatcher em...

Career Overview

Control nuclear reactors.

Salary for Nuclear Power Reactor Operators



 25th
Percentile
75th
Percentile
Mean
U.S. $63,440
($30.50)
$82,540
($39.68)
$73,510
($35.34)
Annual figures are on top. Hourly figures are below in parentheses.
N/A = Information not available

Majors for this Career

  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

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