Happy Earth Day! In celebration, we looked at hiring demand for "green" jobs in the US. In total, there were more than 256,000 jobs posted online in the past 90 days that are considered "green." This is an 8.4% increase, when compared to the same 90-day period in 2012. It seems that every year, the number of environmentally beneficial jobs increases.
Hiring Demand for Green Jobs in the US – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Below are the most commonly advertised "green" job titles:
- Electrical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- HVAC Technician
- Senior Electrical Engineer
- Owner Operator
- Environmental Engineer
- HVAC Service Technician
- Maintenance Supervisor
Engineering-related jobs are highly in-demand to create the next generation of environmentally-friendly products. In addition, we see many Electrician and HVAC positions, since many homes and buildings are trying to reduce energy costs by installing "greener" air conditioning and heating systems.
The cities that saw the most demand over the past 90 days were New York, Houston, Washington (DC), Los Angeles, and Boston. Of these 5 metro areas, only Washington DC experienced a year-over-year decline in demand. Over the last 90 days, there were about 5,400 "green" jobs advertised online in the DC metro area, which is 4% fewer than were posted online in 2012. In comparison, Houston had the largest increase, with 21% more green jobs available online in the last 90 days versus the same time period in 2012.
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