Distribution Design Engineer (or Technician)
It's obvious that the point of a power plant is to produce power. This leads many people to believe that the greatest need at a power plant is people who know how to efficiently generate energy using the resources at hand. While this is certainly true, many people neglect or overlook the fact that it's just as important to get that energy out to where it can be used, as opposed to just generating it and doing nothing with it. If you pursue a career as a distribution design engineer (or technician), it'll be your job to make sure that the energy that the power plant generates is put to good use by the residents of the area serviced by that power plant.
Becoming a distribution design engineer / technician doesn't require you to jump through any unexpected hoops. You'll certainly need to have a college degree in a physical science, such as physics, or in a branch of engineering, such as electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering. In order to be effective at your job, you must understand the mechanics and the physics behind power distribution so that you can troubleshoot when necessary and even head off any potential problems at the pass.
Getting a job as a distribution design engineer / technician may require some experience, however. Getting to jump into a position as a full-fledged distribution design engineer is unlikely for anyone, especially since it's such a demanding job that requires a lot of experience, knowledge, and precision. Many engineers get their start as technicians in the same field, and the field of distribution design is no exception. With a solid education in engineering or physical science, you should be able to get a position as a technician, and work your way up to an engineer's position as you gain more hands-on experience.
Being able to work as a distribution design engineer (or technician) is a fulfilling career for many people. They enjoy knowing that the work they do on a daily basis makes it possible for their neighbors to turn on the lights in their houses, lights up the neon signs in their city, and powers the coffeemakers that brew their morning cup of java. While there may not be too many kids who say that they want to work in distribution design when they grow up, the world would be a better place if they did.
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