The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century

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Island Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 447 pages
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Compiled by the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century is a completely revised and updated edition of what has become the standard reference on the subject. Organized for ease of use and fully updated to reflect ongoing changes in environmental fields, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for anyone seeking information about environmental career opportunities and how to get started in one. The book presents: a thorough consideration of environmental trends for the 21st century and the likely impact of those trends on future career opportunities an overview of environmental professions including a statistical review of the private sector environmental industry, state and local government, federal government, academia, and nonprofits valuable tips on career search strategies along with information about education, volunteering, and internships case studies of representative work and individual profiles that give readers an up-close and personal look at a variety of environmental professionals, what they really do, and how they arrived at their current positions resources for further information including more than 100 of the top web sites for the environmental career seeke.

Chapters examine the entire spectrum of career fields, with each chapter providing an "at a glance" summary of the field; discussion of history and background along with current issues and trends; examination of specific career opportunities and the educational requirements for each; salary ranges by type of employer, level of experience, and responsibility; and an extensive list of resources for further information. Fields profiled include: planning, education and communications, energy management and conservation, fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, land and water conservation, and others.

Written at a broad introductory level, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century provides an informative and inspirational starting place from which to learn more about specific fields. For recent college graduates, students, volunteers, librarians, career counselors, or anyone interested in working to protect the environment, it is an essential reference.

 

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Contents

The Environmental Job Search
64
PART II
79
PART III
143
Energy
259
PART IV
295
Index
431
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Kevin Doyle is Principal at Green Economy.

The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) is the country's leading environmental careers development organization.

ECO's mission is to protect and enhance the environment through the development of diverse leaders, the promotion of careers, and the inspiration of individual action. ECO accomplishes this through internships, career advice, career products, research and consulting.

Founded in 1972, ECO has placed nearly 7,500 college, grad students and recent graduates in environmental internships in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. ECO has become a leader in workforce diversity and mentorship, sponsoring 1,850 Associates from 200+ colleges through ECO's ground breaking Diversity Initiative, which began in 1992. And ECO services and resources reach out to hundreds of thousands each year through the combined programs of our national career conferences, top selling career book, research, college outreach programs and online through our website. For 30 years, ECO has been a pathway to environmental careers.

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