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All Green Careers

See all careers in green.

Below are all the green careers profiled on this site. Choose a career to learn more about what is done on the job, what it pays, the education and training requirements, and more.

You might notice that some occupations, like weatherization technician or solar panel installer, are not on this list. That's because these occupations, and others you might be looking for, did not show any hiring demand in Minnesota in 2009-2011. Learn more about how careers were selected for this list.

Bicycle Repairers
Bicycle repairers fix bicycles using hand tools.

Building Systems Engineers
Building systems engineers can help to improve the efficiency of the building systems we use every day. They allow facilities to operate with less environmental impact.

Chemists
Some chemists work to help the environment by reducing the toxic impact of products or processes, or through their direct and applied research on environmental issues.

Civil Engineers
Some civil engineers help the environmental through the public infrastructure projects they work on, including rail systems and efficient road designs.

Computer Software Engineers
Some computer software engineers design software that is used to enhance efficiency in computer systems or to operate and manage green products or devices, such as smart-grid technologies.

Conservation Scientists
Conservation scientists manage, develop, and help protect soil and rangelands.

Construction and Building Inspectors
Construction and building inspectors help the environment when they ensure that the building's systems meet standards for efficiency and environmental design.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Some engineering technicians help the environment by working on projects that improve energy efficiency or conserve natural resources.

Electrical Systems/Electrical Controls Engineers
Electrical systems/electrical controls engineers design, test, and maintain electrical equipment and systems.

Energy Auditors
Energy auditors evaluate energy use patterns and recommend ways buildings can use less energy.

Energy Engineers
Energy engineers work to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency.

Environmental Compliance Managers
Environmental compliance managers are responsible for making sure organizations comply with environmental regulations.

Environmental Engineering Technicians
Some engineering technicians help the environment by working on projects that improve energy efficiency or conserve natural resources.

Environmental Engineers
Environmental engineers create solutions to environmental problems affecting the welfare of humans and nature.

Environmental Health and Safety Engineers
Environmental health and safety engineers are responsible for making sure that firms comply with environmental regulations. Many work on air quality issues and the use or disposal of hazardous materials.

Environmental Planners
Environmental planners design and oversee environmental projects, such as restoring native plants and ecosystems.

Environmental Science Technicians
Some environmental science technicians improve the environment by studying specific aspects of the environment and helping to solve any problems.

Environmental Scientists
Environmental scientists study problems in the natural world that affect the health of living things.

Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Installers
Floor, ceiling, and wall insulation installers improve the environment by providing buildings with good insulation, preventing the increased energy use that occurs when heat escapes through poorly-insulated walls or roofs.

Forest and Conservation Technicians
Forest and conservation technicians help develop and protect forests.

Foresters
Foresters manage, use, and help protect forests and other natural resources.

Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
Some garbage and recyclable material collectors help the environment by collecting solid waste, sorting it for recycling, and making sure it is disposed of in a safe way.

Geoscientists
Geoscientists often work in mining, drilling, or other industries where they can help minimize dangerous chemicals released into the earth.

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
Geospatial information scientists and technologists can benefit the environment in many ways. They may study water flow, ensure mining and construction activities have minimal environmental impact, or develop plans for wind or solar power generation site layouts.

Green Construction Managers
Green construction managers plan and oversee sustainable building projects.

Green Marketing Managers
Green marketing managers plan and coordinate the best way to promote a green product or service.

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Hazardous materials removal workers protect the environment by identifying, removing, and disposing of hazardous things, like asbestos, lead, radiation, and other toxins like paint, automotive wastes, and pesticides.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
These mechanics ensure building systems are operating at peak efficiency, which reduces pollution and conserves natural resources.

Industrial Engineering Technicians
Some engineering technicians help the environment by working on engineering projects that improve energy efficiency or conserve natural resources.

Maintenance and Repair Workers
Some maintenance and repair workers work to ensure the efficient operation of heating and air conditioning systems, which saves energy.

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Manufacturing engineering technologists can help the environment either by assisting in the manufacturing of green products like solar panels and goods made from recycled materials, or by making manufacturing processes more efficient, minimizing energy and material waste.

Manufacturing Engineers
Some manufacturing engineers help improve processes in ways that reduce waste and increase efficiency, often through lean production methods.

Natural Sciences Managers
Natural science managers can help the environment by directing the work of scientists engaged in studying and reporting on the health of the environment.

Park Naturalists
Park naturalists create programs to teach park visitors about natural areas.

Production Supervisors
While many production supervisors are not green, some are because of the products they manufacture, such as geothermal heat pumps, energy-efficient home appliances, or wind turbine parts.

Recycling Coordinators
Recycling coordinators develop and manage recycling programs for different types of organizations.

Regulatory Affairs Managers
Regulatory affairs managers ensure an organization's compliance with environmental regulations.

Remediation Project Managers
Remediation project managers oversee the cleanup and redevelopment of polluted land.

Roofers
Roofers improve the environment by providing buildings with good insulation, which prevents increased energy use that occurs when heat escapes through a roof.

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain large equipment such as steam engines and generators.

Supply Chain Managers
By understanding all the inputs and outputs for a specific product, supply chain managers are able to identify inefficient practices, eliminate waste, and create a more streamlined production process.

Surveyors
Surveyors can benefit the environment in many ways. They may work on projects that map groundwater flow, plan for low-impact mining or construction sites, or plan for wind or solar power generation site layouts.

Sustainability Specialists
Sustainability specialists advise organizations on how to implement green practices.

Sustainable Design Architects
Sustainable design architects plan and design buildings with an eye toward the environment and energy efficiency.

Sustainable Landscape Architects
Sustainable landscape architects help the environment through their designs, which may preserve a site or restore it to its natural state by adding or protecting native plants or habitats.

Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
Transit and intercity bus drivers improve the environment by providing an efficient mode of transportation, reducing natural resource use and pollution.

Urban and Regional Planners
Some urban and regional planners help the environment by ensuring that land is used efficiently and with as little environmental impact as possible.

Validation Engineers
Validation engineers can improve the environment by contributing to the lean and efficient production of goods.

Water Resources Engineers
Water resources engineers design and manage systems that treat polluted wastewater, and deliver safe water for homes or businesses.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Water and wastewater treatment plant operators treat water so that it is safe to drink.

Wind Turbine Technicians
Wind turbine technicians maintain and repair wind turbines, which produce energy from a renewable source: the wind.

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and how they live and grow in their habitat.