What Can I Do Green With a Major In?

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Technology
  • Internet Engineering


Computer engineers make the hardware and software design trade-offs inherent to computing today.  Computer engineers are valued for their unique understanding of the relationships between hardware and software.  These skills can be applied to green careers by helping organizations create computers that use less energy and develop systems to make networks run efficiently. Skills gained in Computer Technology & Internet Engineering can provide students with the background needed in engineering to pursue careers such as Power Systems Engineer, Clean Energy Analyst and Utility Engineer.


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

Analyst Purification Scientist
IT Specialist Strategic Clean Energy Analyst
Manager –Regulatory Affairs Utility Engineer
Network Specialist Green Robotics Programmer
Pipeline Integrity Engineer Green Data Center Technician
Power Systems Engineer Green Computing Analyst
Process/ Quality Assurance Engineer Systems Integrator
Project Engineer  

Green jobs can be found within the following industries:

Communication Services (Broadcasting & Telecommunications) State Government
Medical Equipment & Development Services Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Scientific Research & Development Services Consulting Services
Stationary Power Non-Profit Organizations
Utilities Environmental Agencies
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Engineering Firms
Federal Government Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting

Green Internet Resources:

Green Career Tracks   This site 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

Treehugger   Treehugger.com’s job board of green jobs

Cool Climate Jobs   A general job listing site relating to green careers and climate

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

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

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

Engcen   Job postings specifically for engineering majors

Environment Jobs   This site includes free job search and posting of resumes relating to green careers.

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

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

IEEE Society   Website that lists green jobs, networking, and career information

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