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Green Career Paths

Learn where your green career might take you in five, ten, or fifteen years by viewing career paths in specific green sectors.

Ground Source Heat Career Paths
Also sometimes called "geothermal," ground source heat pumps use the moderate temperatures from inside the earth's surface to warm and cool buildings. Explore the careers in this industry.

Photo courtesy of Summit Mechanical.


Natural Resource Conservation Career Paths
Minnesota has four ecosystems; tall aspen parkland, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, and prairie grassland. Explore careers in natural resource conservation.



Solar Electric Career Paths
Jobs with the solar electric industry in Minnesota exist at almost any skill level, from entry-level laborers installing solar systems, to engineers and scientists who design new solar technologies.



Solar Heating and Cooling Career Paths
A typical solar water heating system in Minnesota can provide up to 75 percent of the total energy required for hot water in a home. Explore careers in the solar heating and cooling industry.

Photo courtesy of District Energy St. Paul.


Residential Energy Efficiency Career Paths
Energy-efficiency jobs are expected to grow as homeowners try to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. What jobs exist in residential energy efficiency?



Commercial Energy Efficiency Career Paths
Buildings can become more efficient by updating lighting, maintaining mechanical systems, and installing sensors that influence operations. Discover the jobs that support these activities.