Below are a few examples of environmentally focused jobs. These jobs are divided into categories for to students to get a better understanding of potential Eco oriented careers. For further description of these categories and careers, please see A Guide to Green Careers and Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers.

Renewable Energy Generation and Efficiency Environmental Engineer

  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineer
  • Solar Panel Technician
  • Wind Energy Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Hydrologist/ Hydrogeologist
  • Geologist
  • Material Scientist

Energy Trading and Storage

  • Environmental Broker
  • Securities and Commodities Trader
  • Power Plant Operator

Environmental Protection and Agriculture

  • Park Ranger
  • Farm Manager
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Agriculture Inspector
  • Fisheries Management Specialist
  • Horticulturist
  • Marine Biologist/ Biologist
  • Ocean Engineers
  • Sustainable Food Systems Manager
  • Organic Farmer
  • Wildlife Veterinarian

Green Construction and Manufacturing

  • Construction Carpenter
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Industrial Ecologist


  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Transportation Manager

Recycling and Waste Reduction

  • Refuse (Waste) Materials Collector
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Hazardous Materials Workers

Governmental and Regulatory Administration

  • Compliance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Environmental Lawyer (Government, Non Profit or Private) 

Research, Design and Consulting Services

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Green Marketer
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Green Architect
  • Sustainable Landscape Designer
  • Urban Designer

Education/ Environmental Health Sciences

  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Environmental Epidemiologist
  • Industrial Hygienist