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Types of Green Careers

A green career may be any position which is dedicated (or contributes) to preserving and restoring the environment's natural resources. Green careers contribute to protecting the overall environmental quality. They also meet the previously discussed goals of the labor movement, which consist of adequate wages, safe working conditions, and employee rights.

Employees in the green career field are vital to the preservation and restoration of the environment. However, it is not only a great thing to work in the green industry, but to live a greener personal life. Even if you are not interested in making a career of it, you can ‘green' your business or personal work habits, as well as your habits at home. 

Policy/Direction – These are the people who come up with the rules and regulations which help to preserve and restore natural resources.
Funding/Finance – Individuals who are involved in coming up with funding for green products, projects, and causes.
Marketing/Sales – Their responsibilities include getting the word out about green products and selling them through advertising and educating the end consumer.
Green Building – Those involved in green building may be architects, contractors, or designers who are concerned with using green building products and design techniques. Aspects of green building include: building materials (lumber), insulation, and ventilation, among many others.
Natural Resource Management – Individuals who are concerned with managing and preserving natural resources, such as forests, water, and energy.
Environmental Science – Scientists who study the effects of the environment's conditions on organisms. Environmental conditions may include weather, climate, and natural disasters. These conditions affect organisms such as: plant life, animal life, and even human life.
Renewable Energy – Individuals who study and deal with renewable energy, or energy that may be regenerated.

There are various types of renewable energy: hydropower, biomass, geothermal energy, wind energy, and solar energy. Workers in this field may specialize in one or more of these types of renewable energy.
Instructing/Educating – This would include teachers, professors, and individuals whose goals are to educate the population about green living, whether in a classroom or through various marketing techniques.
There are many careers that may be considered green; this is simply a generic list of careers that may be narrowed down into specific positions within the industry:

Green careers may be defined as positions which contribute substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality. Such positions include those in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, installation, and maintenance. They may include scientific and technical, administrative, and service-related careers, as well. It is also argued that a good, green career needs to meet the demands of the labor movement: adequate wages, safe working conditions, and employee rights.  Now is good time to start your green career with Online Green Education providing solar training, solar PV Training, and more green building training.


Shifting into green career

Shifting into green career was oru option when recession struck the construction industry and left my team unemployed. We decided to take BPI and LEED certification courses. We eventually passed the exam and got certified. We then decided to start our business. Clients came and filled our financial void. However, I wouldn't suggest to people to make these green career a "filler" when they lose their jobs. It is actually a better option when one is serious on it.

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