So you want a green career?
November 16, 2009
From Tiffany Hsu at the LA Times: Although the recession has emptied shopping malls and filled jobless centers, the call has only gotten louder for renewable energy, environmentally gentle products and eco-friendly practices — and for people to make all of that happen. President Obama has said that he hopes to create 5 million green jobs within a decade. The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimates that the “green economy” could account for as much as 10% of job growth over the next 30 years.
The job description casts a wide net. The green ranks can include autoworkers making hybrid cars, building consultants, home energy auditors, environmental studies professors, wind turbine engineers, lawyers for biofuel companies and many more. Some will be new positions; others will involve workers from traditional industries tweaking their former skills. So here’s a look at where to find green jobs, how to prepare for them and how to land a spot. Read more