Green Energy Jobs


What is a Green Job?

“A green job improves the environment; will be similar to existing job titles, with incremental skill enhancements; and will require specialized knowledge, skills, training, or experience.”                      -IREC 2010 Updates and Trends


Career Options in the Green Market

Below you will find a short list of entry-level job titles to companies/ organizations working on sustainable issues.

  • Technical Sales Associate
  • Apprentice (to an installer)
  • Extension Specialist
  • Program Associate
  • Entrepreneur
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Grant writer/Development Associate
  • Intern


What to Know: Find Continuing Education and Certification Classes


  • NC Clean Energy Technology Center Training Programs
    •  RET Diploma Series
    • Green Building Diploma Series
    • Green Building 4-Hr training courses
    • Industrial energy workshops
  • ASU Energy Center workshops
  • Community Colleges
    • Wake Tech- green technologies and weatherization, alternative fuels, alternative transportation
    • Central Carolina Community College- PV, alt fuels, sustainable agriculture, biodiesel –
    • Central Piedmont Community College- PV
    • Cape Fear Community College
    • Pitt Community College
    • Wilson Tech
    • Caldwell Community College
    • US Green Building Council-
    • Solar Energy International-
    • Florida Solar Energy Center-


Who to Know: Organizations and Activities to Join:


Renewable Energy

Green Buildings

Alternative Transportation and Alt Fuels


Other Opportunities for Green Interests

Social Networking Sites

  • Facebook- Find N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s different programs
  • LinkedIn- Green Jobs, Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable North Carolina, N.C. Sustainable Network