Environment and Sustainability

Overview

Environment and Sustainability

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines “green jobs” as either:

  • Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
  • Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.

Job Outlook

The future of “green jobs” appears bright, as interest builds across government, academia, and the business community. In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics received funding to further research this new industry. Currently, green jobs are located in every major industry, but are mainly concentrated in construction, and professional and business services. 

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Specialist
Certificate Program

Overview

In the United States, we expect the water we use to be safely managed and treated. The people responsible for providing these invaluable services are wastewater treatment plant operators.

In order to be employed by a wastewater treatment plant, operators must be licensed or certified by their states. To be eligible to take a state certification exam, operators must provide proof of having earned continuing education units in their chosen field. Our Wastewater Treatment certificate program may be used to satisfy this requirement.

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Water Treatment Plant Operations Specialist
Certificate Program

Overview

The ready availability of a clean, safe drinking water supply is expected in the United States. The people responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of the supply are water treatment plant operators.

In order to be employed by a water treatment plant, operators must be licensed or certified by their states. To be eligible to take a state certification exam, operators must provide proof of having earned continuing education units in their chosen field. Our Water Treatment Plant Operation certificate program may be used to satisfy this requirement.