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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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Includes careers related to industrial manufacturing of green technology as well as energy efficient manufacturing processes.

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Changing Skill OccupationsAircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems AssemblersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsChemical Equipment Operators and TendersModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsChemical Plant and System OperatorsLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsChemical TechniciansAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsChemistsBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsCommercial and Industrial DesignersBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsComputer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and PlasticModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsCutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsDrilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticModerate-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsElectrical and Electronic Equipment AssemblersShort-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsElectrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial EquipmentPost-secondary vocational training
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Changing Skill OccupationsElectrical Engineering TechniciansAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Electrical Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Electromechanical Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsElectro-Mechanical TechniciansAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsElectronics Engineering TechniciansAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Electronics Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsEngine and Other Machine AssemblersShort-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsFirst-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and RepairersWork experience in a related occupation
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Higher Demand OccupationsFirst-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating WorkersWork experience in a related occupation
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Changing Skill OccupationsIndustrial Engineering TechniciansAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Industrial Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsIndustrial Machinery MechanicsLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsIndustrial Production ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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Higher Demand OccupationsIndustrial Safety and Health EngineersBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsInspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and WeighersModerate-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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New Green Occupations Logistics AnalystsBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Logistics EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Logistics ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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Changing Skill OccupationsMachinistsLong-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsMaintenance and Repair Workers, GeneralModerate-term on-the-job training
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New Green Occupations Manufacturing Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Manufacturing EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Manufacturing Production TechniciansAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsMaterials ScientistsBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Mechanical Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Mechatronics EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Microsystems EngineersBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsMillwrightsLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsMixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersModerate-term on-the-job training
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New Green Occupations Nanosystems EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Nanotechnology Engineering TechniciansAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Nanotechnology Engineering TechnologistsAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsOccupational Health and Safety SpecialistsBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsOccupational Health and Safety TechniciansAssociate degree
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New Green Occupations Photonics EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Photonics TechniciansAssociate degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsProduction, Planning, and Expediting ClerksModerate-term on-the-job training
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New Green Occupations Robotics EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green Occupations Robotics TechniciansAssociate degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsSales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific ProductsWork experience in a related occupation
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Changing Skill OccupationsSeparating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertifications availableLicenses available
Changing Skill OccupationsSheet Metal WorkersLong-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsShipping, Receiving, and Traffic ClerksShort-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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New Green Occupations Supply Chain ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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Higher Demand OccupationsTeam AssemblersModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertifications available
New Green Occupations Validation EngineersBachelor's degree
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Higher Demand OccupationsWelders, Cutters, and Welder FittersPost-Secondary vocational training
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