Investigative Green Careers and Occupations

These green careers for the Investigative personality type are organized into "work groups." These are groups of jobs based on the traits of workers. In each group, the workers have similar interests, aptitudes, temperament, skills, and abilities.

The occupations are color coded to show which of the three groups of green occupations they are:

Green Increased Demand Occupations are green jobs that are unchanged but the greening economy is increasing the demand for them; more people are being hired to fill them.

Green Enhanced Skills Occupations are existing jobs that the green economy is changing; new skills and knowledge are needed.

Green New and Emerging Occupations are entirely new green careers and jobs.

Jobs with a (*) are “in demand” according to the U.S. Department of Labor – meaning they are projected to have increased numbers of jobs.

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It is best if you look at your two top personality types. When you are finished with this page, you can see the “green” occupations for the other five Holland types by clicking: Realistic, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional.

When you are finished, go to Final Steps.

2.01 Physical Sciences
Atmospheric or Space Scientist*
Climate Change Analyst*
Environmental Restoration Planner*

Environmental Scientist or Hydrologist
Materials Scientist
Soil and Water Conservationist

2.02 Life Sciences
Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist

2.04 Laboratory & Medical Technology
Chemical Technician
Environmental Science or Protection Technician*
Geological Sample Test Technician
Geophysical Data Technician

2.05 Computer Science & Technology
Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software*

2.07 Social Sciences
Environmental Economist
Urban or Regional Planner*

2.08 Engineering
Aerospace Engineer
Automotive Engineer*
Biochemical Engineer

Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer*
Electrical Engineer*
Electronics Engineer, Except Computer*

Energy Engineer
Environmental Engineer*
Industrial Health and Safety Engineer
Industrial Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer
Mechatronics Engineer
Microsytems Engineer
Nanosystems Engineer

Nuclear Engineer
Photonics Engineer
Robotics Engineer
Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Transportation Planner
Validation Engineer
Water/Wastewater Engineer*
Wind Energy Engineer

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