job you can think of wouldn't exist without access to energy. Stores
wouldn't have lights without electricity. Goods couldn't travel
across the world without transportation. Many foods would rot without
refrigeration. And you wouldn't have anything to buy if there were
no energy for manufacturing.
There are plenty
of career professionals right here in Iowa who rely on energy to
do their jobs. Sitting through elementary, middle and high school,
they might not have thought about what energy would mean to them
someday. But if you ask them today, they could tell you how their
jobs and your lives would be difficult without energy.
No matter where
your interests lie, you can learn about ways to prepare for careers
in energy. Of course you need math. Writing, reading, and analyzing
are important skills for some jobs. Other careers depend on scientific
inquiry. History, politics, and geography open up some possibilities.
But so does industrial technology, driver's education, and physics.
Every subject you learn in school has some application to a career
All of these
careers use energy to do their jobs (some more than others). Many
of these careers use forms of energy directly (welder, farmer, driver).
Others are energy fields (electrician, process engineer). Go through
the list and determine which careers use energy as a significant
part of their job and the careers that determine how energy is used.
to Careers project offers students the opportunity to meet career
professionals through the ICN.
Professionals tell you about their work and help connect school
of environmental services
line crew foreman
and owner of ultralight airplane business
manager at a cabinet manufacturer
manager popcorn processor
and die maker