Energy is Good for Texas
Workforce training and education are important in supporting the expanding energy industry in Texas. In 2022, there were 936,477 energy jobs in Texas, a 6.3 percent increase from 2021. Education for energy-related occupations is available statewide at Texas community colleges, public universities and technical colleges.
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) offers training opportunities on topics like transmission systems operations, wholesale market operations and retail market operations, as well as development programs for hands-on experience and internships.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) provides more than 28,000 active licenses. The agency issues the most licenses for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Management and Employee Level Certification renewals, with 11,210 active licenses in this category.
To promote the future workforce of the Texas energy industry, in 2018 the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) created an energy education workforce initiative with members from the Texas Legislature, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
|2-Year||Alamo College District||San Antonio, TX Bexar County|
|2-Year||Alvin College||Alvin, TX Brazoria County|
|2-Year||Amarillo College||Amarillo, TX Randall County|
|2-Year||Blinn College District||Brehnam, TX Washington County|
|2-Year||Coastal Bend College||Beeville, TX Bee County|
|2-Year||College of the Mainland||Texas City, TX Galveston County|
|2-Year||El Paso Community College||El Paso, TX El Paso County|
|2-Year||Houston Community College||Houston, TX Harris County|
|2-Year||Kilgore College||Kilgore, TX Gregg County|
|2-Year||Lee College||Baytown, TX Harris & Chambers counties|
|2-Year||Lone Star College||Houston, TX Harris County|
|2-Year||Midland College||Midland, TX Midland County|
|2-Year||Navarro College||Corscana, TX Navarro County|
|2-Year||San Jacinto College||Pasadena, TX Harris County|
|2-Year||South Plains College||Levelland, TX Hockley County|
|2-Year||Tyler Junior College||Tyler, TX Smith County|
|2-Year||Victoria College||Victoria, TX Victoria County|
|2-Year||Western Texas College||Snyder, TX Scurry County|
|2-Year||Wharton County Junior College||Wharton, TX Wharton County|
|2-Year||Panola College||Carthage, TX Panola County|
|4-Year||Angelo State University||San Angelo|
|4-Year||Midwestern State University||Wichita Falls|
|4-Year||Sam Houston State University||Huntsville|
|4-Year||Stephen F. Austin State Univeristy||Nacogdoches|
|4-Year||Sul Ross State University||Alpine|
|4-Year||Tarleton State University||Stephenville|
|4-Year||Texas A&M International University||Laredo|
|4-Year||Texas A&M University||College Station|
|4-Year||Texas A&M University - Galveston||Galveston|
|4-Year||Texas A&M University - Kingsville||Kingsville|
|4-Year||Texas Southern University||Houston|
|4-Year||Texas State University||San Marcos|
|4-Year||Texas Tech University||Lubbock|
|4-Year||The University of Texas at Arlington||Arlington|
|4-Year||The University of Texas at Austin||Austin|
|4-Year||The University of Texas at Dallas||Richardson|
|4-Year||The University of Texas at El Paso||El Paso|
|4-Year||The University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio|
|4-Year||The University of Texas at Tyler||Tyler|
|4-Year||The University of Texas Permian Basin||Odessa|
|4-Year||The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley||Edinburg|
|4-Year||University of Houston||Houston|
|4-Year||University of Houston - Downtown||Houston|
|4-Year||University of Houston - Clear Lake||Houston|
|4-Year||University of North Texas||Denton|
|4-Year||West Texas A&M University||Canyon|
|Technical School||Texas State Technical College||Waco|
|Technical School||Northwest Lineman College||Denton|
|Technical School||Quanta Advanced Training Center at Lazy Q||La Grange|
The Quanta Advanced Training Center in La Grange at the Lazy Q Ranch offers the opportunity for individuals to develop technical skills through pre-apprenticeships as well as specialized training for professions in aviation; electric linemaster; pipeline tracking and handling; and more.
11.5 percent of all
U.S. energy jobs.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
This is one in a series of reports the Comptroller has prepared on energy in Texas.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the material on this page, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Analysis and Transparency Division.