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Occupations
This information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) report, the Greening of the World of Work.

Green Career Categories
Higher Demand Occupations = Higher Demand Occupations
These occupations already exist but are expanding due to increased demand for green goods and services. See a List

Changing Skill Occupations = Changing Skill Occupations 
These occupations already exist but their skill requirements are changing in response to green trends. See a List 

New Green Occupations = New Green Occupations
These occupations are brand new and emerging due to green trends. See a List

Education and Training
This information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click on the link next to an occupation to view long-term or short-term training options in your area for that occupation.

Certifications
A certification is issued by an external organization to show that a person has attained a certain level of skill in a particular area. Some employers require certifications in certain occupations. Click on the check mark next to an occupation to learn about certifications in that occupation.

Licenses
Some occupations require licenses. License requirements vary by state. Click on the check mark to find out if your state requires a license for that occupation.

  
  

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Changing Skill OccupationsAtmospheric and Space ScientistsBachelor's degree
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New Green OccupationsBrownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsClimate Change AnalystsMaster's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsConstruction ManagersBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsEngineering ManagersBachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
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New Green OccupationsEnvironmental EconomistsMaster's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsEnvironmental Engineering TechniciansAssociate degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsEnvironmental EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green OccupationsEnvironmental Restoration PlannersMaster's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsEnvironmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including HealthAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsEnvironmental Scientists and Specialists, Including HealthMaster's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsFarm and Home Management AdvisorsBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsFirst-Line Supervisors/Managers of Logging WorkersWork experience in a related occupation
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Higher Demand OccupationsFish and Game WardensAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsForest and Conservation TechniciansAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsForest and Conservation WorkersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsGeoscientists, Except Hydrologists and GeographersMaster's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsHazardous Materials Removal WorkersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsHydrologistsMaster's degree
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New Green OccupationsIndustrial EcologistsMaster's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsLandscape ArchitectsBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsMaintenance and Repair Workers, GeneralModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsNatural Sciences ManagersBachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
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Changing Skill OccupationsPublic Relations SpecialistsBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsReporters and CorrespondentsBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsSoil and Water ConservationistsBachelor's degree
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New Green OccupationsWater Resource SpecialistsBachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
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New Green OccupationsWater/Wastewater EngineersBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsZoologists and Wildlife BiologistsBachelor's degree
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