June 29, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Careers in solar power

Selected occupations in the solar power industry, median annual wages, 2010
Occupation Median annual wage

Scientific research




  Materials scientists




Power plant development


  Real estate brokers


  Environmental scientists and specialists, including health


  Atmospheric and space scientists


These data are featured in the TED article, Careers in solar power.




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