Careers in nuclear energy offer challenging work with competitive salaries and benefits. The industry is in need of engineers, technicians, craft workers and other professionals in positions ranging from entry-level to mid-career and those with military training and service.
Nearly all careers in the nuclear industry require a high school diploma or GED (minimum). Many positions provide extensive company-sponsored on-the-job training, as well as formal classroom and laboratory training. However, Associate Degrees and Bachelor of Science or advanced degrees are needed for some jobs, especially in engineering, chemistry and operations.In addition, many jobs in the nuclear industry require background checks and drug and alcohol screening as part of the industry’s fitness-for-duty program. This program is designed to ensure that employees can enjoy a safe and secure workplace, free from the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol. This is necessary to ensure that there are no distractions from the primary goals of personnel and plant safety.