Contemplating a career?
The green-collar-worker skilled in the field of sustainability is predicted to be in great demand in the near future if not already.
Considering the state our planet is in, and the push
towards green living and reducing our carbon footprint,
skilled workers in this field will fulfill the needs of
companies who are looking to hire the experts. People
will have to become trained in energy-efficiency, the
environmental issues, and renewable energy.
This certainly rings true with the definition of a green-career
which is defined as “Job, or a series of jobs in which the
common goal is the protection and preservation of the
“What kinds of Green-Jobs Could There Be For Me or For My Son or Daughter?”
The positions that could be created will cover a vast number
The demand for a greener environment will encompass areas
such as design, technology, and policy-making.
Research in all areas to continuously improve conservation
and techniques will be needed.
The wide range of ecologically responsible trade jobs
over the next 3 years that will appear are expected to cover
every wage level.
From the position of CEO of Sustainability to Green Maintenance
Manager and everything in between is expected to be created.
Green-Collar-Workers will consist of Biological Engineers,
Architects specializing in green building projects, Nuclear
Engineers, Specialists in solar and wind energy, and
There will be a need for Lawyers specializing in the issues
of Environmental Law. Teachers, who can educate in the field
will be required.
The need for Skilled Tradesman such as Electricians, Plumbers
and Construction Crews to name a few, who can install solar
powered panels and who know how to make buildings energy
efficient will be huge.
Packaging and Processing will demand the green-collar-worker
and the knowledge that worker can bring to this industry as well.
The list just goes on and on.
From the Accountants who can manage the finances of carbon
offsets, to the shopkeepers who can explain all about the
green products they sell to the public, it is expected and
hoped that this great demand and surge in job creation will
go a long way towards economic recovery for many, while
improving the environment in general at the same time for
the rest of us.
It really doesn’t matter if a career or job is labelled
“green” and some occupations are not offically labelled
that way at all.
What matters is a positive contribution to the preservation
of the planet.
For example, those who make their living as “Authors” in
some capacity or another such as writers, columnists or
journalists can and will write about the subjects that will
inform their readers about the issues.
Teachers and Artists can be inspired by the environment and
choose to teach and express themselves from that inspiration
by passing it along to their students.
Those who have the time and get the satisfaction from
volunteering, give tirelessly of their time and talents to
raise money for community activities and projects for the
good of their local groups.
Many Activists and Politicians, elected or trying to get
elected to a public office, have the environment and global
warming high on their platform of causes they fight for.
Once elected, they are in a position to fight for reform and
make things happen to protect the environnment they are so
Regular citizens and businessmen with the finances to do so,
use their money, connections, clout and standing in the
community to get things done as well.
It is predicted that jobs in the green-sector will flourish
and multiply. This is definately a reason to get skilled in
the field of sustainability.
It is encouraging to know that employers in all areas are
apparently planning to greatly increase their staff over
the next few years to “green-up” their own existing businesses.
Not only does it save them money, it contributes to preserving
The green-collar-worker will be in demand due to government
initiatives as well.
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a wealth of information including green-jobs, job search
tips, volunteer opportunities and green job postings.
Check them out, if you think this may present some new
opportunities for your future as a green-collar-worker.
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