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
Alternate Title(s) Green Transportation Planners, Green Vehicle Designers, Green Vehicle Engineers, Green Vehicle Engineering Technicians
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
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship, volunteer, or part-time experience helpful
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Consultant
  • Experienced Green Transportation Worker
  • Entry-Level Green Transportation Worker

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