Guess what? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of solar photovoltaic (PV) installers, often called PV installers, is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Wind turbine technicians are expected to grow 108% over the same period. The median annual wage for nuclear technicians is $80,260 – and you just need an associate degree to start. These are just some of the exciting careers in alternative energy.