Our everyday lifestyle of effortless accessibility of everything has become an enormous problem for the environment. As awareness increases, we see the rise in career opportunities in the field of the environment. Green careers have experienced a surge of openings in recent times. Anyone with
enthusiasm towards giving back to nature can take up a green job (provided if they have the requirements). Green career is not a field but an occupation scope in various fields.
Green careers defined as any occupation affected by activities like conserving energy, developing alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling. Green jobs not only improve the environmental conditions; but also contribute to the increase in the economic growth of the country.

Take a look at a few emerging professions in the field of the environment:


  1. Environmental Lawyer
    Environmental Law is a branch that handles issues related to the protection of the environment. An environmental lawyer deals with matters like wetlands, biodiversity, hazardous waste, species protection, agriculture, water, and air quality, waste management, sustainable strategies, and alternative energy sources.
    Required Qualification: Bachelor’s of Law
  1. Sustainability Officer
    A person who takes care of the companies impact the environment, society and enhances performance.
    Required Qualification: Bachelors in business or environmental science
  2. Hydrologist
    Hydrologists collect data samples and come up with plans to improve water resources. It can be both field or office work.
    Required Qualification: Bachelors degree
  1. Urban Farmer
    Urban farmers utilize empty locations and create a green space. The location could be anything varying from vacant lots to backyards and rooftops.
    Required Qualification: At most a high school diploma or equivalent
  1. Conservation Scientist
    Conservation Scientists are eco heroes who deal with protecting natural resources and habitat. They face outdoor challenges of extreme weather conditions and physical hurdles.
    Required Qualification: Bachelors in forestry, environmental science, agricultural science, natural resource or any related field.
  2. Energy auditor
    Energy auditors examine the energy levels of the building and analyze risk involving green technology investment. Also, they check if it is compliant with the rules and regulations.
    Required Qualification: Bachelors in construction or energy
  3. Landscape architect
    Landscape architects design and create models for green space ranging from parks to schoolyards or any outdoor spaces.
    Required Qualification: Bachelors degree
  1. Hazardous Materials Workers
    Hazardous materials are extremely harmful to the environment and cause severe damage. Hence, hazardous material workers find, pack, and dispose of it. The working conditions can be harsh and long.
    Required Qualification: On the job training
  1. Green Data Analyst
    Green Data Analyst keeps track of the companies sustainability goals and looks through heeps of information to weigh in the decision-making process.
    Required Qualification: Bachelor in computer science, business management or any related field.
  2. Construction inspection
    Inspectors monitor if the construction site is on par with the building codes, contract specifications, and environmental regulations. Construction inspectors work for the government to examine sites,
    schedule site visits and writes reports.
    Required Qualification: Bachelors in engineering or architecture
    Listed below are a few companies that support green jobs
    • Schneider Electric
    • Mahindra
    • JLL
    • Google
    • Amazon
    • Apple
    • Cisco
    • Unilever
    • Tesla Motors
    • Lush Cosmetics
    • The Body Shop
    Don’t hesitate to save the planet. Green career gives nature a part of it back.
    ” Be the change you want to see in the world. “

By M. Likhitha (Instagram: likhitha_24)