Grist - Ask Umbra: Which college major will lead to a green job?

Written by Umbra Fisk is Grist Research Associate II, Hardcover and Periodicals Unit, floors 2B-4B.

Cross-posted on Grist. Read original post here.

Q: Dear Umbra, My son is in college and cannot decide which degree to get. He is interested in environmental issues and currently is enrolled with the degree of Civil Engineering. He just isn’t sure if that’s the “job” he wants. He expressed an interest in Construction Management so he can get into green building. Are there any degrees that are better than others that will lead to employment opportunities and are environmentally based?

Boise, Idaho 

...Did you hear that? “Every job will become a green job.” Your son is sounding smarter by the minute! I encourage you both to take a look at the resources put together by Green for All and spend some time on BLS’s Green Jobs page, a handy source of statistics and information (now frozen in time, as the program got cut [PDF] during the sequestration this spring). You might also take a gander at some green job listings just to get a sense of what’s out there…

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