Analysis of green clusters, sector 8

June 29, 2009 by Emsi Burning Glass

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The first table (8-A) deals with “green increased demand” occupations, as classified by O*NET, for the Environment Protection cluster; the second table (8-B) relates to “green enhanced skills” occupations for the same cluster.

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  • According to O*NET, this sector “covers activities related to the environmental remediation, climate change adaption, and ensuring or enhancing air quality.” Hence, it’s not a surprise to see very science-specific occupations in this cluster.

  • Almost across the board there’s job growth in Table 8-A. The biggest jump has been made by Forest and conservation technicians, which has made a 13% leap. However, earnings for the fast-growing occupation are just $15.22 per hour.

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