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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
 
U Aw Ford Community Healthcare Initiative
(816) 453-4424
6000 N Oak Traffic Way
Gladstone, MO
 
Missouri Career Center
(573) 582-7864
3626 South Clark
Mexico, MO
 
Trinity United Health Llc
(314) 353-2126
4647 Hampton Ave Ste 302
Saint Louis, MO

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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
 
Missouri Career Center - Kennett
(573) 888-4518
1100 South By-Pass, Suite 2
Kennett, MO
 
Spartan Staffing
(314) 291-7070
11646 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO

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Sheltered Workshop Rolla Area
(573) 364-2883
3900 Hypoint Blvd
Rolla, 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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