Propane and Natural
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pROpANE AND NATURAL GAS 900 OF THE nExT 1,000 U.S. paying jobs compared to the same quarter
TECHNICIANS may be responsible for POWEr PLAnTS WILL USE in 2007. Moreover, says Horvath, a recent
installing, maintaining, operating and nATUrAL GAS. study shows that opening new areas of
repairing propane or natural gas distribu- supply could create more than 100,000
tion systems and equipment for residen- new jobs.
tial, commercial and industrial customers. Earnings
According to the U.S. Department of
The Workplace Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, in
For more information about a career as
Job opportunities for propane and natural May 2006, the median hourly earnings a propane and natural gas technician
gas technicians might be found at public for home appliance repairers were $16.28, and the education and training it
utilities, in the construction industry, or and for gas compressor and gas pumping requires, here are some places to turn.
for commercial businesses that install, ser- station operators they were $21.83. The