Powerful Geography
Green Careers

Green Careers

Green Careers


Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society

Overview: Geography is a critical subject for students interested in the broad category of green careers. Examples of green careers include environmentally friendly production, environmental construction, jobs in conservation, and installing or maintaining equipment associated with process to reduce pollution or create green energy. Green careers in business range from pollution reduction, improving energy efficiency, resource conservation, and maintaining environmental compliance. Geographers do well in areas that require an understanding of the interactions between humans and our environment. Many private corporations hire green careers specialists from production and manufacturing to services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources. Green careers are projected to grow in the next decade especially in the sectors of construction and business services.

Geographers at work: Environmental geographers, Physical geographers, Geoscientists,

Recommended College Courses: Introduction to Physical Geography, Environmental Management, Introduction in Environmental Geography, Natural Resource Use and Management, Energy Resource Management, Water Resources, Solid Waste Planning and Management, Air Quality Management, Parks and Protected Places,

Skills: Qualitative and quantitative methods, Field methods, Human resource management, Watershed management,

Occupation Group: Green Jobs

Learn more about Green Careers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/green/

Written by Dr. Richard G. Boehm