Green Transportation Careers


Overview

Green Transportation Careers

Introduction

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. Approximately 241,000 people work in the development of hybrid elect...

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Median Salary

$73,050

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

Internship, volunteer, or part-time experience helpful


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Skills

Leadership


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide salary information for green transportation workers. It does provide salary ranges for engineers, technicians, and other workers in all industries, along with some data for workers employed in the automotive industry. All salary statistics are as of May 2018.

Engineers earned the following salary ranges by specialty: 

  • chemical, $...

Work Environment

Work environments vary for green transportation workers by occupation. Engineers and scientists typically work in climate-controlled offices and laboratories, but they may visit manufacturing plants to observe production.

Employment as a production worker in an automotive plant can be stressful. Line workers must keep up a steady rate of production so that the entire manufacturing proces...

Outlook

The outlook for careers in green transportation looks promising. Increasing urban and suburban populations are creating traffic gridlock, which is prompting more people to use public transportation. These public transportation resources increasingly feature buses and trains that are fueled all or in part by alternative energy sources. Additionally, a growing number of people are purchasing vehi...

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