“Wind and solar jobs are the fastest growing jobs in the country.”
–former congressman Beto O’Rourke
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects solar photovoltaic installers and wind turbine technicians will grow the fastest between 2016 and 2026. But that doesn’t mean they are common professions.
The number of solar photovoltaic installers is projected to grow by 11,800, or 105 percent, in that time, bringing the total number of installers to 23,100. Similarly, the number of wind turbine technicians is projected to grow by 5,800 jobs to 11,400 jobs. In both cases, that’s a minuscule percentage of the total 167.6 million people employed.
Plus, FactCheck.org noted, “Four oil and natural gas occupations are on the bureau’s list of “fastest growing occupations,” and collectively those occupations would