10 Best Green Jobs
There's been a lot of talk about how 'green' jobs are going to revive the U.S. workforce. But what will these jobs be?
Fast CompanyÂ compiled a list of the "Ten Best Green Jobs for the Next Decade."
#1--Â Farmer.Â The average age of the American farmer is nearing retirement age. A new generation of small-scale, local growers is needed.
#2--Â Forester.Â The field has growing international significance as programs aim to finance, conserve and develop forests in developing nations.
#3--Â Solar Power Installer.Â The Solar Energy Industries Association predicts an increase to over 110,000 good-paying jobs by 2016 and maybe more if anticipated tax credits are accelerated.
#4--Â Energy Efficiency Builder.Â Obama's pledge to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings and homes could create almost a million jobs.
#5--Â Wind Turbine Fabricator.Â The wind industry reportedly added 10,000 new jobs in 2007 and it is the fastes growing source of alternative energy.
#6--Â Conservation Biologist.Â For the academically minded, this field is beginning to grow as awareness grows about the value of the planet's ecosystems.
#7--Â Green MBA and Entrepreneur.Â More and more, companies are beginning to understand that the values of sustainability are about survival, not just good press.
#8--Â Recycler.Â Although the industry is currently in a downturn. Recycling is still more cost effective than waste disposal, and supportive regulations continue to increase.
#9--Â Sustainability Systems Developer.Â These are the high-tech positions. Essentially computer information systems (CIS) designed for support energy efficiency and alternative energy supply.
#10--Â Urban Planner.Â Large infrastructure changes are needed to transition to less carbon intensive lifestyles and to prepare for climate change.
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