Americans Put Themselves on the Path to Green Careers is an article in the June 9, 2008 issue of The Christian Science Monitor that reports on the growth of the green job sector. The article begins by describing two groups – recent graduates and mid-career workers – who are seeking green jobs:
Kathleen Loa first began thinking about pursuing a green career while she was a student at Oberlin College. Now, armed with a degree in chemistry, she is taking the first step in that direction. She’s serving as an intern at the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, D.C. After earning a master’s in energy policy, she’ll find a job.
“I want to keep working on environmental energy, either through a nonprofit role or a for-profit company,” says Ms. Loa of Claremont, Calif.
That goal puts her in the vanguard of one group seeking eco-friendly jobs – students and recent graduates who hope to join the green boom at the beginning of their careers. A second group includes people in midcareer who want to parlay their current skills into green jobs.
The article then highlights different occupations in the green job sector, examines issues surrounding the definition of "green jobs," and provides tips for green job seekers.
For more information:
- Americans Put Themselves on the Path to Green Careers (The Christian Science Monitor, June 9, 2008)
- Engine of Growth: Clean-Tech Jobs (The Christian Science Monitor, January 24, 2008)
- The Christian Science Monitor: Environment