What makes a career “green”?
It is the application of skills to conserve natural resources and develop natural products.
Pennsylvania’s green jobs are located primarily in five industry sectors:*
- Energy Efficiency
- Renewable Energy
- Clean Transportation
- Pollution Prevention & Environmental Cleanup
- Agriculture & Resource Conservation
Pennsylvania is among the states with the highest number of green jobs.**
Pennsylvania, along with adjacent Ohio and New York, account for about 1-in-7, or 14%, of all green jobs in the US. **
Watch Jason Yorks, Lycoming County Resource Recovery Manager and Penn College graduate, describe his role in the recycling process.
Learn more about green jobs in these degreesthatwork.tv episodes.
- * Pennsylvania Green Jobs Report, released February 2010 by Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
- ** The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America, released June 2009 by The Pew Charitable Trusts