Eco-Friendly Careers on the Rise

by Alexis MacDonald

“Green” is definitely the new buzzword in today’s job world. But, over the years, the green job field has fluctuated between seeming booms and busts. Yet, the future does look quite promising indeed for the green job market and career field. The truth is, the green industry is advancing and becoming more consistent and with every technological advance, the green industry inches closer and closer to a reality. Currently, there are tons of green and eco-friendly jobs out there, but they are hard to get usually. The good news is that is most likely about to change, as the next two decades look like they will experience the greatest and an as of yet unprecedented boom in the green industry, according to the United States Bureau of Labor. Indeed, the future is quite bright for the green job market, and all other kinds of eco-friendly careers. Like it was mentioned before, there are tons of green jobs out there, but there are some that have advanced head over heels and are the most prominent and respected jobs in the world.

1. Eco Tourism
That is correct, I am not sure if you have ever heard of eco tourism before, but it does exist and it is- in fact- one of the quickest growing green jobs in the entire world. This type of job is perfect for those people that have a great knack for marketing and social media, as well as a deep love of the outdoors and a real interest and respect for the natural world. The whole point of this job is to help people find, book and organize trips and travel that is strictly based on experiences and adventures in nature. These are trips for people who want to camp and hike and kayak, and do all of those kinds of things. The great thing about the United States is that there are a ton of places to travel to experience all the glories of nature, so the sky is literally the limit when it comes to eco tourism jobs.

2. Organic Farming
The desire and demand for organic food keeps gaining steam, and will continue to do so for a long time, most likely. So, the job of organic farming is indeed a booming one. It is a tough gig, but it is possible: with enough land, a strict ethical standard and a lot of hard work, organic farming can be a very lucrative job, especially once you build up a reputation among local produce buyers.

3. Bicycle Technicians
Bike riding has become more and more popular over the last few years as more and more people are flocking back to the big cities and ditching their cars whenever possible. Thus, people that can fix bikes are in very high demand as well. I guess that means that auto technicians are probably declining as we speak, and will probably continue to do so.

Alexis MacDonald is an education and career oriented freelance writer. She currently keeps shop over at onlinecollegesguide.com.

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