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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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New Green OccupationsBiofuels Processing TechniciansLong-term on-the-job trainingCertifications
New Green OccupationsBiofuels Production ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsBiofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development ManagersBachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
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New Green OccupationsBiomass Plant TechniciansLong-term on-the-job training 
New Green OccupationsBiomass Production ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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Changing Skill OccupationsCivil EngineersAssociate degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsContinuous Mining Machine OperatorsModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsElectrical EngineersBachelor's degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsGeological Sample Test TechniciansAssociate degree
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New Green OccupationsGeothermal Production ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsGeothermal TechniciansModerate-term on-the-job training
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New Green OccupationsHydroelectric Plant TechniciansLong-term on-the-job training  
New Green OccupationsHydroelectric Production 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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Changing Skill OccupationsMechanical EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green OccupationsMethane/Landfill Gas Collection System OperatorsWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsMethane/Landfill Gas Generation System TechniciansLong-term on-the-job training  
Changing Skill OccupationsNuclear Equipment Operation TechniciansAssociate degree
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Changing Skill OccupationsNuclear Power Reactor OperatorsLong-term on-the-job training
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Higher Demand OccupationsPower Distributors and DispatchersLong-term on-the-job trainingCertifications 
Changing Skill OccupationsPower Plant OperatorsLong-term on-the-job trainingCertifications 
Changing Skill OccupationsSeparating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificationsLicenses
Changing Skill OccupationsService Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and MiningModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsSheet Metal WorkersLong-term on-the-job training
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New Green OccupationsSolar Energy Installation ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsSolar Energy Systems EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green OccupationsSolar Photovoltaic InstallersModerate-term on-the-job training
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New Green OccupationsSolar Sales Representatives and AssessorsWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsSolar Thermal Installers and TechniciansModerate-term on-the-job training
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Changing Skill OccupationsStorage and Distribution ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsWind Energy EngineersBachelor's degree
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New Green OccupationsWind Energy Operations ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsWind Energy Project ManagersWork experience in a related occupation
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New Green OccupationsWind Turbine Service TechniciansModerate-term on-the-job training
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