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Energy Brokers

Also called: Broker, Electricity Trader, Energy Scheduler, Energy Trader

What they do:
Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.
On the job, you would:
  • Price energy based on market conditions.
  • Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
  • Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize costs and maximize availability.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • accounting and economics
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Oracle Siebel CRM
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Financial analysis software
  • Multiple trading transaction systems

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$51,030
per year, on average
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