Summary Report for:
41-3099.01 - Energy Brokers
Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Purchase or sell energy or energy derivatives for customers.
- Contact prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions.
- Create product packages based on assessment of customers' or potential customers' needs.
- Educate customers and answer customer questions related to the buying or selling of energy, energy markets, or alternative energy sources.
- Explain contracts or related documents to customers.
- Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize the cost of meeting load demands and to maximize the value of supply resources.
- Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
- Price energy based on market conditions.
- Analyze customer bills and utility rate structures to select optimal rate structures for customers.
- Develop or deliver proposals or presentations on topics such as the purchase or sale of energy.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
|Facsimile machines — Fax machines|
|Notebook computers — Laptop computers|
|Scanners — Computer data input scanners|
|Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems|
Technology used in this occupation:
|Customer relationship management CRM software — Oracle Siebel CRM|
|Financial analysis software — Multiple trading transaction systems|
|Office suite software — Microsoft Office software|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
|Word processing software — Microsoft Word|
Interest code: EC
|Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.|
|Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.|
|Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.|
|Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.|
|Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.|
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
Employment data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
Industry data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
|Median wages (2012)||$24.45 hourly, $50,850 annual|
|Employment (2010)||561,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2010-2020)||Average (10% to 19%)|
|Projected job openings (2010-2020)||270,100|
|Top industries (2010)|
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.