Energy Brokers

Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.

Median Annual Wage: $51,670

Education: Bachelor's degree (74%); Associate's degree (10%); Some college, no degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Broker; Commodities Broker; Electricity Trader; Energy Scheduler; Energy Trader; Real Time Trader; Senior Energy Market Coordinator; Senior Energy Trader; Senior Power Scheduler; Supply Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Energy Brokers.

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  • Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
  • Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize costs and maximize availability.
  • Contact prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions.
  • Monitor the flow of energy in response to changes in consumer demand.
  • Answer customer questions related to energy sales procedures, energy markets, or alternative energy sources.
  • Develop or deliver proposals or presentations on topics such as the purchase or sale of energy.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Energy Brokers.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Energy Brokers.

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