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Careers in the
Green Economy

The green economy will change the careers on this page by:

Increased Demand

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Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Construction Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Customer Service Representatives
Bright Outlook
Green
Electricians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Helpers--Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Green
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Rough Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Software Developers, Systems Software
Bright Outlook
Green
Solderers & Brazers
Bright Outlook
Green
Structural Iron & Steel Workers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Team Assemblers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Agricultural Inspectors
Green
Architectural Drafters
Green
Apprenticeship
Boilermakers
Green
Apprenticeship
Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity
Green
Buyers & Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Green
Chemical Engineers
Green
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Green
Apprenticeship
Chemical Plant & System Operators
Green
Apprenticeship
Chemical Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Chemists
Green
Commercial & Industrial Designers
Green
Apprenticeship
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
Green
Apprenticeship
Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Green
Apprenticeship
Dispatchers
Green
Apprenticeship
Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Green
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Green
Apprenticeship
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
Green
Apprenticeship
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
Green
Apprenticeship
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
Green
Apprenticeship
Environmental Scientists & Specialists, Including Health
Green
Apprenticeship
Farm & Home Management Advisors
Green
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop & Horticultural Workers
Green
First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers
Green
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Green
Fish & Game Wardens
Green
Apprenticeship
Forest & Conservation Technicians
Green
Forest & Conservation Workers
Green
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers
Green
Apprenticeship
Hydrologists
Green
Industrial Engineers
Green
Apprenticeship
Industrial Production Managers
Green
Apprenticeship
Industrial Safety & Health Engineers
Green
Locomotive Engineers
Green
Apprenticeship
Materials Scientists
Green
Millwrights
Green
Apprenticeship
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Green
Apprenticeship
Natural Sciences Managers
Green
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Green
Apprenticeship
Power Distributors & Dispatchers
Green
Apprenticeship
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
Green
Apprenticeship
Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators
Green
Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters
Green
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Green
Apprenticeship
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
Green
Apprenticeship
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
Green

Changed Work

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Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Civil Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Construction Laborers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Construction Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Farm & Ranch Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Financial Analysts
Bright Outlook
Green
General & Operations Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanics & Installers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Machinists
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Personal Financial Advisors
Bright Outlook
Green
Pipe Fitters & Steamfitters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Plumbers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
Bright Outlook
Green
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks
Bright Outlook
Green
Aerospace Engineers
Green
Agricultural Technicians
Green
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Green
Apprenticeship
Arbitrators, Mediators, & Conciliators
Green
Architects
Green
Architectural & Engineering Managers
Green
Atmospheric & Space Scientists
Green
Apprenticeship
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Green
Apprenticeship
Construction & Building Inspectors
Green
Apprenticeship
Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Green
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Electrical Engineers
Green
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Electronics Engineers
Green
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Green
Environmental Engineers
Green
Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health
Green
Apprenticeship
Geological Sample Test Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Geophysical Data Technicians
Green
Geoscientists
Green
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Green
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Landscape Architects
Green
Marketing Managers
Green
Mechanical Engineers
Green
Apprenticeship
Nuclear Engineers
Green
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
Green
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Green
Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Power Plant Operators
Green
Apprenticeship
Public Relations Specialists
Green
Apprenticeship
Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors
Green
Reporters & Correspondents
Green
Roofers
Green
Apprenticeship
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Green
Apprenticeship
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining
Green
Sheet Metal Workers
Green
Apprenticeship
Soil & Plant Scientists
Green
Apprenticeship
Soil & Water Conservationists
Green
Apprenticeship
Storage & Distribution Managers
Green
Training & Development Specialists
Green
Apprenticeship
Transportation Managers
Green
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors
Green
Apprenticeship
Urban & Regional Planners
Green
Wholesale & Retail Buyers
Green

New and Emerging

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Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Automotive Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Automotive Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Biochemical Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Biofuels Processing Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Biofuels Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Biomass Plant Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Biomass Power Plant Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists & Site Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Chief Sustainability Officers
Bright Outlook
Green
Climate Change Analysts
Bright Outlook
Green
Compliance Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Electrical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Energy Auditors
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Energy Brokers
Bright Outlook
Green
Energy Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Environmental Economists
Bright Outlook
Green
Environmental Restoration Planners
Bright Outlook
Green
Financial Quantitative Analysts
Bright Outlook
Green
Freight Forwarders
Bright Outlook
Green
Fuel Cell Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Fuel Cell Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Geographic Information Systems Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Geospatial Information Scientists & Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Geothermal Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Geothermal Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Green Marketers
Bright Outlook
Green
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Hydroelectric Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Industrial Ecologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Industrial Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Investment Underwriters
Bright Outlook
Green
Logistics Analysts
Bright Outlook
Green
Logistics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Logistics Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Manufacturing Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Mechatronics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Microsystems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Nanosystems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Photonics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Photonics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Precision Agriculture Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Recycling & Reclamation Workers
Bright Outlook
Green
Recycling Coordinators
Bright Outlook
Green
Regulatory Affairs Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Regulatory Affairs Specialists
Bright Outlook
Green
Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Remote Sensing Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Risk Management Specialists
Bright Outlook
Green
Robotics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Robotics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Securities & Commodities Traders
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Energy Installation Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Energy Systems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Thermal Installers & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Supply Chain Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Sustainability Specialists
Bright Outlook
Green
Transportation Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Transportation Planners
Bright Outlook
Green
Validation Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Water Resource Specialists
Bright Outlook
Green
Water/Wastewater Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Weatherization Installers & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Wind Energy Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Wind Energy Operations Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Wind Energy Project Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship