3 Green Jobs to Consider

The fact is, the environment is going to become an increasingly prevalent part of our career picture.

If you want a green job the following list of green jobs may help you point your career in the right direction.


What is a hydrologist? A hydrologist is a scientist that studies the workings of watersheds and their functions, along with land use.

To be exact, hydrologist study the distribution, circulation and actual properties of water underground and on the surface along with precipitation and its ability to penetrate the soil and move through the earth returning to the atmosphere and ocean.

Hydrologists can find work with cities, states and other government agencies along with jobs in environmental protection and science.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers help protect the health of humans, plants, animals and microorganisms along with protecting our planet and its natural resources.

They do this by designing solutions to the world’s environmental problems. They help deliver safe drinking water, create safe waste disposal, work to prevent and control pollution and develop improved technologies that protect the air we breathe the water we drink and the land we live on.

They can work for the government, engineering firms, colleges, businesses, labs and public interest groups.


An ecologist is a scientist that studies the relationship between the environment and organisms. Ecologists perform a wide variety of different tasks while working depending largely on the type of ecology they specialize in.

Different types of ecology would include marine, freshwater, fauna, flora and terrestrial. In their work they conduct surveys and they identify and monitor habits and record their findings. They also analyze data, perform research, teach, legislate, advise and assess the environment.

They can work in both the private sector for businesses and the public sector for the government.

There are many jobs available to those individuals who are interested in working in a green job. The three careers listed above are just a sampling of the many careers that allow people to have a green job. Each year more and more careers emerge for individuals looking for green jobs – and with the advent of new technologies, more are sure to come in the future.

Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst and writer for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solutions – Six Sigma Online ( http://www.sixsigmaonline.org ) offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.

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