Careers in EVs & Charging
Energize your future with a career in Electric Vehicles & Charging
A career working with electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations is a really smart choice for job seekers who want to set themselves up for a rewarding, stable, and successful future—and even if you don’t know much about things like electrical work, EVs, and charging stations now, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn!
You’ve probably been seeing a lot of EVs on the road recently. That’s because EVs are significantly more energy efficient, require fewer repairs, often cheaper than a tank of gas when you charge your car with electricity. Not only that, EVs do not have any tailpipe exhaust, so they can help us all breathe cleaner air. These benefits make EVs an increasingly popular choice for drivers—and an industry that will be in demand for job seekers for many years to come.
Why Work in EVs & Charging?
- You don’t need a degree to work in EVs & charging.
- You can get free training (or even get paid for your training time!) to learn new skills.
- Demand for EVs and charging stations is expected to grow in the next few years due to new rebate and tax credit programs that give drivers and businesses money to make the switch.
- Careers in EVs & charging pay well, come with good benefits, and give you solid job security.
- You can provide a service that helps people save money on gas and car repairs—and breathe cleaner air!
Key Career Opportunities in EVs & Charging
1. EV Mechanic
Just like a mechanic is trained to fix a variety of vehicles, an EV Mechanic is trained to repair the specialized technologies that are used in EVs. If you are interested in car, trucks, or motorcycles and are excited about the new electric models that are currently hitting the streets, becoming an auto mechanic with a specialization in EVs is a great way to start a career while helping people reduce vehicle emissions and clean up the air we breathe.
2. EV Charging Station Installer
Building, operating, and maintaining new EV charging stations is necessary to help EV drivers recharge their cars while they are on the road. You can help drivers accelerate the switch to EVs by becoming an EV Charging Station Installer. Most Charging Station Installers are electricians.
An Inclusive Career
For the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy to work, we need to make sure that everyone gets a seat at the table. That includes clean energy career opportunities like EVs & charging.
New York State works hard to meet the needs of all New Yorkers. Specialized services, programs, and specially trained staff are available to assist job seekers.
Check Out These Additional Programs and Resources for Job Seekers
- Roadtrip Nation – Meet Roadtrip Nation’s team of young New Yorkers who are out to explore clean energy career opportunities in our State. Along the way, the road trippers interview a variety of clean energy professionals throughout the State about how they landed their jobs and learn about the exciting work they do.
- Clean Energy Workforce Development & Training – NYSERDA offers a variety of programs and resources for New Yorkers who are interested in a clean energy career. Opportunities include paid internships, fellowship programs, and free online learning opportunities that can help jumpstart your future in the clean energy field.
- NYS Department of Labor – New York State offers registered apprenticeships to help you start your clean energy career. Apprenticeships let you earn while you learn with a combination of classroom training and hands-on work under the supervision of an expert.