Careers in Alternative Energy
By Rayni Joan
Although there's controversy regarding whether oil and gas supplies will
last ten, forty, or a hundred more years, one thing is clear: they won't
last forever. Therefore, we must find acceptable alternatives. In the
burgeoning fields of alternative and renewable energy, career
opportunities are growing. Why not consider choosing work in such a
meaningful and important field?
Solar and wind energy companies need engineers, analysts, scientists,
and support staff to meet the increasing demands for their services
worldwide. These engineering positions usually require a degree in
civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. Duties may include
developing, building, testing, measuring, installing, and operating new
technologies, processes and equipment in photovoltaic and wind turbine
systems. As businesses clamor for new sustainable methods to get their
jobs done, customized equipment becomes a requirement. As a result,
consulting companies are scrambling to hire trained professionals to
meet this new demand for renewable, "green" solutions.
If engineering is not your calling, think about other possibilities.
Wind turbine farms require large parcels of land. One new career field
is that of Land Lease Manager, a real estate professional who can
negotiate Right of Way and other tricky property agreements
If writing is your forte, you can consider writing about alternative
energy. Firms like Wal-Mart have recently hit the news with their new,
green policies. Someone has to create and implement these media
strategies, and the public relations departments of large companies look
for talent to bring their talking points to the public.
If you excel in interpersonal skills, you could consider customer
service with a sustainable energy company. People call in need of
solutions, and you need a basic understanding of their predicament in
order to direct them to the proper place.
From receptionist to accountant to executive manager, if you choose a
career in the field of sustainable energy solutions, you'll be part of a
new, growing movement away from our dependence on fossil fuels.
More info at http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/jobs/home