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Power Plant: Career and Education Opportunities in Ohio

Power Plant: Just as products must be produced, power must be as well. Power Plant workers mange the difficult job of keeping the flow of power running through the lines that crisscross the country.

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Ohio has a population of 11,542,645, which has grown by 1.67% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Buckeye State," Ohio's capital and most populous city is Columbus. In 2008, there were a total of 6,819,050 jobs in Ohio. The average annual income was $35,889 in 2008, up from $35,174 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Ohio was 10.2% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Roughly 21.1% of Ohio residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Ohio include fabricated metal product manufacturing, soap detergent manufacturing, and forging. Notable tourist destinations include the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus Jewish Historical, and the COSI.


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Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operators control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Power Plant Operators need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to read and understand what has been read.