What Can I Do Green With a Major In?


A green job or career helps America on the path to a cleaner, more energy efficient future.  Those who work in green collar positions help to reduce waste and pollution and benefit the environment.  Students concerned about the state of the ecosystem, conservation, sustainability, energy renewal, and other areas that affect daily living can learn how their major can lead to a rewarding professional life. 

Below is a list of most majors that are offered through New Jersey Institute of Technology. Click on a major that interests you to find examples of job titles that people with that major now hold, the industries that hire professionals with that major, and Internet resources that provide green job listings, job search assistance, discussion boards, and other online resources.

For further research into job titles, consider the following:

  • Think Green Degrees -  Source of information-Source of information for green degree options, career choices, and articles centered on green topics.

  • Information interviewing -  Provides insight and networking opportunities with people already working in your field of interest. 

  • O*Net Online -   An electronic resource that lists job titles and describes job duties.  Once you have accessed O*Net Online, type “Green Jobs” in the Occupation Quick Search box.  By clicking on job title clusters, you will access detailed information on associated job titles, skills needed for the job, and job tasks.

  • California Employment Development Department -  Provides green titles that can be matched to job clusters found in O*Net Online. 

What Can I Do Green With a Major In?