Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers


Overview

Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers

Introduction

Energy that is derived from biomass (organic material such as wood, plants, or animal wastes) is known as bioenergy. Bioenergy can be used to generate electricity and produce heat. It can also be used to produce biofuels, which are used in place of fossil fuels to power vehicles and for small heating applications. A wide range of jobs are available in the bioenergy and biofuels industry for people with various backgrounds and interests, including scientists, biologists, researchers and research technicians, plant managers, ...

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Median Salary

$63,470

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2018, environmental scientists had median annual incomes of $71,130, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $42,520 and the top 10 percent earning $124,620 or more.

Biological scientists' salaries in May 2018 ranged from less than $45,030 to $126,390 or more, with a median annual salary of $79,590. Annual salaries for soil and plant...

Work Environment

Scientists, biologists, and research associates and technicians work indoors in laboratories and offices. They may spend some time outdoors conducting research on plants and crops and collecting samples. Engineers may also work in laboratories and offices, as well as outdoors, depending on the project. Construction managers and workers work on-site at construction sites and in offices. Product ...

Outlook

With the government's interest in funding bioenergy and biofuels research and increasing the supply of biofuels, environmental science and research jobs in this field are expected to be on the rise in the years to come.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that employment for environmental scientists will grow faster than the average for all careers through 2028, with private sect...

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