By Jason Buss.
In recent polls, Americans report that after the economy it’s the environment that people are concerned about. This is expected after seeing record prices at the gas pumps, in heating oil, the housing market, and more. Given this focus on the environment and climate, it is not surprising that politicians are coming up with their own plans on how to tackle this issue. Given all of the attention, many opportunities are creeping up in the so called “green sector.”
According to MSNBC, by 2030, there will be a half million jobs in the ‘green industries’. Today, a growing number of professionals are quitting their 9-5 jobs to make the transition into careers that are true to their convictions and concerns for the environment.
For job seekers, it is normal to feel like you’re not sure where to start. The growth in job boards and search firms specialist in landing that “green job” is slow, but steady.
As an example, Marie Kerpan left a career advisor role at a NY placement firm to establish herself as a environmental career consultant through her firm Green Careers which helps people assess what cause their skills and qualifications are best suited to.
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You no longer need to be an activist on evenings and weekends with all of the opportunities growing in the green sector.