What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Science

Biomedical Engineering stresses the application of the principles and practices of engineering, science, and mathematics in solving clinical problems in medicine and surgery.  A green career in Biomedical Engineering can focus on developing new medical devices out of green materials.  It can also include working in an organization that makes efforts to reduce waste emissions.  Students with a background in Engineering Science can work in a variety of areas such as waste water and contamination remediation, research and development of new products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use of dangerous chemicals. They can also engage in environmental work with soil, endangered species, and air quality.

Green careers can be found within each of these job titles:


Air Quality Analyst Process/ Quality Assurance Engineer
Analyst Product manager
Analyst II (transportation) Purification Scientist
Biomedical Technician Residential Power Project Manager
Ecologist Renewable Energy Consultant
Engineer II – Chemical/Biochemical Process R&D Soil Analyst
Environmental Engineer Solar Systems Design Engineer
Environmental Planning Consultant Stem Cell Researcher
Food Engineer Territory Manager
Hydrologist-Water Restoration Waste Water infrastructure Designer


Green jobs can be found within the following industries:


Architectural Firms Paper Manufacturing Companies
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting Petroleum & Coal Products Companies
Biochemical Companies Pharmaceutical Companies
Building, Developing & General Contracting Scientific Research & Development Services
Chemical Companies Social Services
Engineering Firms Transportation Equipment Companies
Environmental Firms Transportation Services
Environmental Protection Agency Utilities
Healthcare Organizations Waste Management & Remediation Services
Medical Equipment & Supplies Wood Products
Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturers  


Green Internet Resources:


Nature   A career resource information and job posting site for masters or doctoral graduates providing a wide range of career advice and information throughout nature publishing and group journals.

BMES   Promotes biomedical engineering knowledge worldwide and its utilization for the health and well being of mankind. Contains green job postings and a large networking database.

Sustainable Business   This site provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

Green Career Tracks   Resource site that helps create an interest in learning more about or obtaining a green job

Green Career Central   A site that provides information for students and young professionals intent on promoting the green building movement. Lists job/internships/educational seminars/events

Jobs Treehugger   Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs.

Cool Climate Jobs   Job posting site for green careers relating to climate change

Green Jobs   Job posting site that relates to green careers. Registration is required in order to use the site’s full features.

Enn   ENN Environmental News Network. Site to help non profits, governments and businesses from around the world get their information published and read by the people who have an interest in preserving the planet

Stop Dodo   This site includes free job search and posting of resumes relating to green careers.

Centre for Education & Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES)   Networks investors of environmental organizations and other interested groups to address a global climate change.

Green Careers Guide   Site offers green career categories with job descriptions, training required, training programs by state, and job listings.


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