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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 OccupationsArchitects, Except Landscape and NavalBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsArchitectural DraftersPost-Secondary vocational training
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Higher Demand OccupationsBoilermakersLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsCement Masons and Concrete FinishersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsCivil EngineersBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsConstruction and Building InspectorsWork experience in a related occupation
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Higher Demand OccupationsConstruction CarpentersLong-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsConstruction LaborersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsConstruction ManagersBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsElectrical EngineersBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsElectriciansLong-term on-the-job training
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New Green OccupationsEnergy EngineersBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsFinancial AnalystsBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsHazardous Materials Removal WorkersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsHeating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and InstallersPost-Secondary vocational training
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Higher Demand OccupationsHelpers--CarpentersShort-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsHelpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair WorkersShort-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsIndustrial Truck and Tractor OperatorsShort-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsInsulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and WallModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsLaborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, HandShort-term on-the-job training
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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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Changing Skill OccupationsMechanical EngineersBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsOperating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment OperatorsModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsPipe Fitters and SteamfittersLong-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsPlumbersLong-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsPower Plant OperatorsLong-term on-the-job trainingCertifications available
Higher Demand OccupationsRefrigeration Mechanics and InstallersPost-Secondary vocational training
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Changing Skill OccupationsRoofersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsRough CarpentersLong-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsSheet Metal WorkersLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsSolderers and BrazersPost-Secondary vocational training
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Higher Demand OccupationsStructural Iron and Steel WorkersLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsStructural Metal Fabricators and FittersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsTraining and Development SpecialistsBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsUrban and Regional PlannersMaster's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsWelders, Cutters, and Welder FittersPost-Secondary vocational training
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