Energy Career Information

Career Pathway

Career pathways show you how to connect your educational choices – Career and Technical Education, Career Certifications, Two-Year Degrees, Four-Year Degrees and beyond – to work-based learning as you prepare for a host of careers in these 21st Century Industries. The pathways work both horizontally and vertically, showing you how far you need to go in your education and hands-on learning to be ready for the careers you want.

What Did We Learn Directly from Employers about the Careers at El Paso Electric, New Mexico Gas Company, Macho Spring Wind Farm, and Organ Mountain Solar?

If you want to become part of these amazing opportunities, following is more about the needed skills, degrees, and previous work experience that they are looking for. For a full report, click here.

These employers indicated that they hire people to fulfill a host of different roles in their organization. The following percentages indicate how many of them reported having jobs in these respective fields.


Architecture and Construction


Business Management and Administration


Information Technology


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


Other (Utilities)

What is the average annual income for most employees in your business/company?

Most Requested Degrees

Bachelor Degrees:

  • Science (electrical)
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science (programmable logic)
  • Business Administration
  • Accountants
  • Marketing Advertising
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Technical
  • Sales

Associate Degrees:

  • Science (electrical)
  • Technical Sales
  • Computer Science (programmable logic)
  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts
  • System and Operations Management

Most Requested Trades and Certificates

  • Wind technician
  • Lineworker
  • Journeyman Gas Fitter License
  • Electrician
  • High Voltage (345 kV)
  • Welding
  • Computer Science (programmable logic)
  • Professional Certificates (like IT and Human Resources and others)
  • Technical Sales
  • Administrative Assistant

Most Requested Experiences (No Degree Required)

  • Wind technician
  • Lineworker Apprenticeship
  • Crewman
  • Entry Level System Installer
  • Business Coordinator (Administrative Aide)
  • Clerk
  • Service Tech
  • Technical Sales
  • Operations Center Coordinator
  • Customer Service

Software Programming Languages Needed

  • SQL
  • Java
  • Java-Script
  • C#
  • C++,
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Cobol
  • .Net
  • Visual Basic

Now that you know what you need, you can start your roadmap with the education and training providers to help you reach your career destination. Check out your roadmap here.