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Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown

Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown

Kurt T. Preston, PhD., Esq.

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3. Green / Clean, college majors:

To accomplish these goals, individuals holding degrees in Science, Technology, Energy, and Mathematics (STEM) will be especially sought. Below is a list of applicable degrees that will be in primary and secondary demand. Primary demand means that these degrees related directly to the above goals of the “Blueprint for Change”. Secondary demand means that they are not directly related to Clean/Green college majors, but associated or implied in “Blueprint for Change” implementation. One might be surprised that the weight of this list is in the physical sciences and mathematics, not the biological sciences. The fact of the matter is that the application of biological sciences, while very important, will not likely be the principal focus of the “green” employment. Green jobs will be based on the understanding of energy and ability to physically manipulate matter. Biological studies will be important, but the more important will be training in the fundamentals of mathematics, chemistry, and physics. The current under representation of US students in these areas represents an opportunity for motivated US citizens to pursue study in these fields. Finally, given the new administration’s focus on basic research, salary premiums for advanced and terminal degrees are likely to increase.

Primary, Applicable Degree Areas of Study:

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering.
Algebra and Number Theory.
Analysis and Functional Analysis.
Analytical Chemistry.
Applied Mathematics.
Atomic/Molecular Physics.
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering.
Chemical Physics.
Chemical Technology/Technician.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD.
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician.
Civil Engineering, General.
Computational Mathematics.
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology.
Elementary Particle Physics.
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician.
Engineering Mechanics.
Engineering Physics.
Engineering Science.
Engineering Technology, General.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
Environmental Biology.
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Geochemistry and Petrology.
Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geometry/Geometric Analysis.
Geotechnical Engineering.
Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician.
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician.
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician.
Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician.
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Inorganic Chemistry.
Instrumentation Technology/Technician.
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Manufacturing Technology/Technician.
Materials Engineering.
Materials Science.
Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
Mathematics, General.
Metallurgical Engineering.
Metallurgical Technology/Technician.
Molecular Biochemistry.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Biophysics.
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician.
Nuclear Engineering.
Nuclear Physics.

Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician.
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
Ocean Engineering.
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
Optics/Optical Sciences.
Organic Chemistry.
Petroleum Engineering.
Petroleum Technology/Technician.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.
Physical Sciences.
Physics, General.
Plasma and High-Temperature Physics.
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician.
Polymer Chemistry.
Polymer/Plastics Engineering.
Robotics Technology/Technician.
Solar Energy Technology/Technician.
Solid State and Low-Temperature Physics.
Statistics, General.
Structural Engineering.
Surveying Engineering.
Surveying Technology/Surveying.
Systematic Biology/Biological Systematic.
Systems Engineering.
Textile Sciences and Engineering.
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.
Topology and Foundations.
Transportation and Highway Engineering.
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician.
Water Resources Engineering.

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    almost 5 years ago


    We may be 30 years too late but its a great start. America has the know-how and the openness to learn from our mistakes. I would like to see the same effort put into the school systems so we produce top quality students to go into these ambitious fields. My only caveat is I think there should be more emphasis on alternatives to nuclear power.

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    almost 5 years ago

    The green movement is so exciting and worthwhile. Thanks for the article

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