Our current lifestyle is putting severe demands on the environment. Increasing environmental impacts necessitate proper and efficient environmental management and monitoring. This trend is expected to spur demand for various environmental (aka green) jobs. For those of you – especially the young ones – who are still uncertain about your career path, you may want to consider these green jobs. Do Good rounds up a list of new jobs that will enable you to save the planet and earn a living while doing it! (source: thebalancecareers):
1. Environmental Lawyers
Environmental Lawyers advise clients on issues related to air and water quality, hazardous waste, sustainability, and more. Environmentalscience.org predicts that this profession will continue to grow as climate change impacts the earth.
- 2. Geoscientist
This job may require licensing as it involves the formal and professional study of the earth’s composition, history, and natural resources.
- 3. Environmental Engineer
Environmental Engineers advise governments and private companies on the best ways to minimise the environmental impact of their projects. They might work on recycling programmes, formulating public health policies, or executing plans to reduce air and water pollution.
Hydrologists study water availability and quality, collecting data, and using it to formulate plans to improve resource management.
5. Environmental Scientist
Environmental Scientists work for government agencies, consulting firms or other private companies, using their knowledge of natural sciences to inform policies that protect humans, animals, and the environment.
6. Conservation Scientist
Conservation Scientists collect and analyse data to help manage parks and forests, and protect the environment. They work with governments and landowners to improve land utilisation without negatively impacting soil and water.
7. Atmospheric scientists and meteorologists
Atmospheric Scientists study the weather and climate, and how their conditions affect human activity and the earth in general.
8. Urban and regional planners
Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programmes that help create communities, accommodate population growth and revitalise physical facilities in towns, cities, counties and metropolitan areas.
9. Biochemists and biophysicists
Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity and diseases.