Today, Amanda Wills named her top five green jobs choices in an article on Earth911.com. I enjoy reading these lists, as each one is a bit different. In a previous article, I discussed Fast Company’s
list of top green jobs
for the next decade; farmers topped that list. At the top of Wills’ list is conservation biologist.
“So, what would you do with a conservation biology degree? It’s not all lab coats and beakers. This career can lead to opportunities in teaching, research, fieldwork, government and nonprofit work.” Source: Earth911.com
The other jobs included in the top five list include urban planner, solar power installer, science teacher and chief sustainability officer. Two of these positions also made Forbes
’ magazine’s list of six-figure green jobs
: urban planner and chief sustainability office. An entry-level urban planner won’t garner a six-figure income but a senior urban planner can easily earn in excess of $100,000 a year.
Of the five jobs listed, my favorite is science teacher. Wills discusses the importance of learning about making eco-conscious decisions from a young age. As children grow up knowing more about how they impact the environment, making eco-friendly choices will become second nature to them.
If you had to create your own top five green jobs list, which positions would make the cut?