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Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

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Skills Needed

60%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

6%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

56%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

56%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

53%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

50%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

50%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

50%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

50%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

50%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Wages

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  • Lower Income Salary $36k
  • Median Income Salary$46k
  • Upper Income Salary $55k

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Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

    • Energy Tech/Power Plant Certificate
    • Solar Energy AAS
    • Solar & Renewable Energy CERTG

Paying for school

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

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