There are job chances galore in green sector and help wanted ads are bristling.
In the midst of the global economic recession, one good opportunity has showed up in the United States in the form of what may be described as green careers. Even as most other companies are struggling to survive, green companies are seeing a bright future.
Green jobs not only are long-term but also cut across all economic lines.
Here are a few of the top green jobs:
- Landfill-gas plant operator: Turning gas into energy is big business now. One who possesses even a GED or high school diploma can get this job.
- Solar-panel installer: More and more institutions such as colleges, technical schools, and extension services are offering programmes in the solar-panel sector. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers certification programmes that will train people in solar-panel installation.
- Wind-turbine machinist: Since the market for wind energy is growing, the wind-power sector now employs more Americans than the coal industry does. One already having a degree or background as a machinist or engineer has a good chance of becoming a wind-turbine machinist or a wind- turbine installer.
- Green builder: The federal and local governments insist on more certification and higher energy efficiency on all buildings. It is possible that green building, with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, will become a standard in construction.
- Green engineer: A good opportunity for one with an engineering background in college. The job involves, among others, designing waste treatment and recycling facilities and transportation systems. Unemployed car engineers should be on the lookout for jobs in these fields.