What exactly is the Green job craze that you may have heard about in recent years? Green jobs are those that require expertise or knowledge in the area of human and/or environmental conservation and sustainability. This goes beyond being a conscientious recycler but a steward of people and planet. A green-collar job is a blue-collar job upgraded to better respect the environment and living conditions on and surrounding our planet. Some additional technical skills and job training are often enough to ramp up workers for green-collar jobs.
A few months of training may be enough to "green" your trade or you may not need to learn entirely new skills in an entirely new field. Better paying green-collar jobs require specific training; college degrees preferred. For a job seeker, this can be good news. A steel worker is working a green-collar job if he or she is building a wind turbine. A construction worker is working a green-collar job if he or she is fixing up buildings so that they leak less energy which helps homeowners save on energy bills and lowers the use of dirty energy.
Hot fields for green-collar workers include:
|Green Building Audit||Clean Energy|
|Solar Energy||Interior Designer|
|Waste Management||Wind Turbine|