11.4.22 Today’s Insights on Environmental Careers: Trends, Job Boards and US EPA Opportunities
Do you, or anyone you know, feel eager to pursue careers supporting the environment? Do you, or anyone you know, want make a difference regarding the future of planet Earth? If so, you may find the article that follows to be of interest.
A similarly-relevant article on this topic is here: https://encoura.org/sustainable-learning-the-green-jobs-market-landscape/
There are many professional options for ambitious grads like you to consider, some of which can be undertaken without having directly studied within a specific environmental field. As the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that “Green Jobs” are actually growing faster than the national average through 2030, such positions are definitely worth checking out. Many of these jobs are in the STEM space, which is most helpful for H-1B sponsorship, as well.
Here’s a recent article on specific “green” career options: https://www.thebalancemoney.com/top-jobs-for-environmental-studies-science-majors-2059630, and those of you interested in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can check out opportunities here: https://www.epa.gov/careers/opportunities-students-and-recent-graduates.
Not sure where else to look for positions? There are targeted job sites for grads pursuing the environmental space, including https://ehscareers.com/ and https://greenjobs.net/. The following evaluative site may also be worth looking into, for other job board options: https://diversity.social/environmental-green-job-boards/ (please note that it is written from the standpoint of an employer).
Since members of Gen Z, to which you likely belong, are professionally very purpose-driven, such roles will likely become even more prevalent amongst you and your friends within the next few years. In the interest of the “greater good,” let’s all spread the word, to make such careers an “opportunity of choice” among you and your peers!