We have been asked about IT and High Tech jobs coming available in the Green economy. Other than the huge investment in medical records technology, there is going to be a need for high tech professionals who can do the following:
- GIS and Remote Sensing: The Smart Grid, infrastructure, industrial and energy facilities are controlled and monitored through a series of sensors, remote controls and digital communications. Professionals in this area will have to create code, databases and infrastructure needed for these systems to work properly.
- Air Dispersion and Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling: These professionals collect data on environmental contamination in the air, soil and water. They use databases and mathematical models to tell us how pollution travels through the ecosystem and its effects.
- Environmental Risk professionals: These professionals help us to understand how environmental contaminants react in people, plants and wild life. In another area of risk assessment, they use computer decision models to help governments and companies make the right resources decisions.
Job seekers should look for opportunities where the programming or scientific skills can be a plus. Some programs to learn are: ARC GIS, CALPUFF and Modflow. We will have more information on Green Jobs later.
What are some green jobs you have heard about? Please comment.
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