The Best Green Job Opportunities

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    President and CEO of Job.com Brian Alden discusses the new trend toward “green” jobs.

    Brian Alden: The word green is being tossed around constantly these days. It has affected the way we run our day to day life with everything from cars we buy to the bags we use at the grocery store. And now we are seeing that this new focus on the environment has directly impacted the job more a bit.

    Over the past few years you've probably heard about The Green Jobs Act which supports the growth of green jobs. So, what exactly defines the term green? The broad definition of green jobs are jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources and jobs in which workers' duties involve making production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.

    Basically, this means that greens jobs can be found in all industries across the economy, whether you are working to resell solar panels or you run the recycling program in your office you have a green job. And if you are actively searching for what has been dubbed a green color job, you are in luck, the US green building council estimates a green construction will have millions of jobs in the next few years.

    While many of these jobs require skill training or schooling, it's a pretty sure bet that the field will continue to grow opening up more and more employment opportunities.