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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Careers (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Barbara Parks
Synopses & Reviews
The career opportunities of the future ...
Green careers include jobs in which environmentally conscious design, policy, and technology are implemented to improve the environment and provide sustainable living. A growing number of people, whether right out of college or already well established in the workforce, are looking to market themselves and their environmental convictions. It is a promising path to a larger paycheck and healthier environment.
*Green-collar jobs are on the rise according to Businessweek magazine
*The Green Jobs Act of 2007 anticipates a growing labor need for thousands of green-collar workers with $125 million in annual funding for training and research
Book News Annotation:
Parks and Helmer present an accessible guide for general readers interested in what defines a green career and green economy, the market outlook for green jobs, and how to get involved in this sector. The text includes an overview followed by 11 chapters highlighting specific industries--the environment, green building, renewable energy, natural resources, sustainable agriculture, waste management, facilities management, transportation, financial services, business and hospitality services, small business opportunities--and the array of existing and newly-developing green-oriented careers within each field, including the major responsibilities, educational requirements, job growth, and average salaries for each career. Parks has some 15 years of experience as a career and employment counselor; Helmer is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly topics. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Barbara Parks is the founder of Green Career Tracks and specializes in career coaching for people who want to create work opportunities that promote sustainability and social justice.
Jodi Helmer is a freelance writer who specializes in writing about eco-friendly topics. Her work has appeared in Plenty, Yoga Journal, Women's Health and USA Weekend.
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