Green Jobs

If you’re passionate about helping the environment and want to pursue a career where you can make a measurable and positive impact on a daily basis, then a green job might be right for you.

Many green jobs are found in engineering occupations. Engineers are in a unique position to design systems and equipment that consume less energy, produce fewer emissions, and are less destructive to our natural resources. For example, many automotive engineers have worked on building electric cars that reduce the need for gasoline, and have positive environmental benefits.

There are many green jobs in science fields, as well. Many scientists collect information about ways that we are harming the planet, and research methods of combating the harm. Their research is very helpful to engineers as well as legislators who work on environmental regulations.

Here is our list of green jobs:

Occupation Median Salary Median Hourly Current jobs Required Education
Agricultural engineer $71,090 $34.18 2,680 Bachelor’s degree
Civil engineer $82,710 $39.76 278,360 Bachelor’s degree
Climate change analyst $61,700 $29.66 85,870 Master’s degree
Conservation scientist $53,310 $25.63 18,330 Bachelor’s degree
Electrical engineer $89,200 $42.88 157,800 Bachelor’s degree
Electrical engineering technician $56,040 $26.94 164,030 Associate’s degree
Environmental engineer $78,740 $37.86 54,290 Bachelor’s degree
Environmental engineering technician $43,390 $20.86 21,170 Associate’s degree
Hydrologist $75,690 $36.39 8,130 Master’s degree
Industrial engineer $76,100 $36.59 214,770 Bachelor’s degree
Industrial engineering technician $48,210 $23.18 72,610 Associate’s degree
Landscape architect $62,090 $29.85 26,720 Bachelor’s degree
Mechanical engineer $78,160 $37.58 238,700 Bachelor’s degree
Nuclear engineer $99,920 $48.04 16,920 Bachelor’s degree
Petroleum engineer $114,080 $54.85 21,870 Bachelor’s degree
Power plant operator $63,080 $30.33 35,370 On the job training
Zoologist $57,430 $27.61 19,530 Bachelor’s degree

All statistical data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Career One Stop