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Careers in the
Green Economy

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

Increased Demand

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

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

New and Emerging

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