Green Transportation Careers

Green transportation workers perform a wide range of duties, including conducting research on alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles (which are often referred to as "green vehicles"); designing and building green vehicles; repairing green vehicles; developing public transportation systems and infrastructure that contribute to the sustainable development of communities; and providing support services to engineers, scientists, planners, and other workers.


Quick Facts
Duties Conduct research on alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles (known as green vehicles); design and build green vehicles; repair green vehicles; develop public transportation systems and infrastructure that contribute to the sustainable development of communities; provide support services to scientists, engineers, and other workers
Alternate Title(s) Green Transportation Planners, Green Vehicle Designers, Green Vehicle Engineers, Green Vehicle Engineering Technicians
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship, volunteer, or part-time experience helpful
Skills
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Consultant
  • Experienced Green Transportation Worker
  • Entry-Level Green Transportation Worker

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