Science Magazine has a new article out on green science careers.  Those who have studied physical science, medicine, engineering, or any life science will be uniquely qualified for many types of green jobs.  The article cites numerous examples of how professionals in these career specialties can transfer their skills.  The ability to conduct research in widely varied roles and settings is a critical skill in this arena.  Training, educating, and communicating will gain increasing importance as well.

Over the next few years opportunities will be popping up in the industry, government, academic, nd non-profit sectors.   The following are some career specialties that are seeing growing demand:

Waste Management and Water Reuse
Emissions Scientists
Sustainable Building Practices
Renewable Energy Specialists
Ecologists
Climatologists
Electrical Engineers

Read Science Magazine’s full article It’s Getting Easier to Be Green: Jobs in Green Science

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.