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Do Green Jobs Really Exist?

TRADITIONAL VS. CLEAN JOB GROWTH The green or clean economy refers to the sector of the economy that produces goods and services that beneit the environment. The clean economy is growing and creating new jobs quickly -between 1998 and 2007, job growth in the green economy was nearly triple the growth of 9.1% 3.7% all U.S. jobs during the same period. Traditional job growth Clean economy job growth RENEWABLES DRIVE TOP JOBS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY GREEN JOB GROWTH Within this green economy, four of the top five segments with the highest job growth are in renewable energy. These booming sectors are ripe for qualified job-seekers. % Change (2003-2010) Renewable energy has become a popular segment of the green economy. Within renewables, hydropower-related businesses employ the greatest percentage of workers. Renewable energy segments with highest job growth O Geothermal 2N Renewable Energy O Services 1% 20.9% 18.4% O Waste-to-Energy 2% Wove/Ocean Power 1% 14.9% 13.3% Solar Thermal 4% Hydropower 40% 10.7% O Biofuels/Biomass 15% Solar Photovoltaic 17% Wind 18% Wave/Ocean Power Carbon Storage Management Photovoltaie Renewable Energy Jobs, 2010 Solar Thermal Solar Wind WHO'S GETTING HIRED? You don't have to be an engineer to get hired in the green economy. Industries within the green economy require a variety of positions and experience levels. 10.1% Share of all clean economy occupations Share of all U.S. occupations 5.4% Scientists and Engineers 68.7% 42.9% Green Collar Occupations 6.3% 28.3% Low Wage/ Low Skill Occupations Green collar jobs are defined as those that have a median wage that falls within 20 percentage points of the national median wage. GETTIN' PAID Jobs within the clean economy also typically pay more than traditional jobs. $44,000 Median Wage of Typical Clean Economy Job p00 $38,616 National Medion Wage

Do Green Jobs Really Exist?

shared by rmmojado on Jan 24
Color me cynical, but for a long time, I assumed that all the political blather about green jobs meant only one thing: They were fake. But according to this infographic by Column Five for solar-power ...


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