Gallery: Top 5 Coolest Green Jobs That are NOT Desk Jobs


There has been a lot of talk about green jobs, but if becoming the next in line for the desk of the Green Czar in the Whitehouse is a bit too constraining for you, then maybe a hands-on eco career is a better option.  As a part of the recovery stimulus package, $60 billion dollars has been earmarked for creating green jobs. In addition, reports have also shown that future changes in federal regulations, such as the initiative to decrease our energy usage 25% by 2025, will create hundred of thousands of jobs. This all sounds great, but what if you are not the type who enjoys office work? If you dread the thought of jammed copiers, computer malfunctions, and wearing ironed slacks, you will want to take note of our Top 5 Coolest Green Jobs that are NOT Desk Jobs.

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  1. vet tech February 27, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    You forgot about us veterinary technicians! We vet techs have the best job in the world.. We have a fairly cushy work environment, we rescue cute animals, and best of all, we get paid to play with animals.

    ps: is “green globetrotter” even a job? LOL!

  2. purplethyme January 15, 2010 at 12:17 am

    To get into the field of organic farming, which courses or majors would you suggest considering in college? In the description of the organic farming specialist, you said that it could extend to the role of community organizing. Is that a separate position altogether or part of the job description of the farming specialist? I’m currently in college and thinking about my future and this stuff really interests me!

  3. KayT9 October 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Many of these green jobs are starting to hire in significant numbers. For those unemployed at the moment, other career paths can be found at which offers free access to salaries being paid by companies for all professions now, as well as career advice and job openings.

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