How big will the ‘renewable energy’ and ‘sustainability’ sector grow, and how many new jobs will there be?

Question by FrinkLimpood: How big will the ‘renewable energy’ and ‘sustainability’ sector grow, and how many new jobs will there be?
im interested in studying ‘Green Energy Technology BSc’ course and want to know what my job prospects will be like.

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Answer by ..hmm…
Some interesting links:
http://the-diplomat.com/china-power/2011/11/21/chinas-green-jobs-boost/

http://www.worldwatch.org/counting-green-jobs-china-harder-creating-them

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8765695/Future-of-jobs-Green-industry-to-create-thousands-of-roles.html

I am in a student in a similar field and expects job opportunities at every level to be excellent.

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2 Responses to “How big will the ‘renewable energy’ and ‘sustainability’ sector grow, and how many new jobs will there be?”

  1. Generalists in such a field should also get a communications, mass communications or journalsim minor in addition to a minor related to an applicable field because the renewable energy field is dynamic. You have to keep in mind US Department of Labor and Statistics numbers that indicate for each of those “new” jobs created- two conventional jobs are lost- and those people are going to go somewhere. In the past when predictions were made of what sectors would need people, 3 to 5 years down the road those projections failed to materialize because technology changed.

    Now, if you get into electrical engineering, with a focus on power distribution power management or power systems you stand a better chance of finding a job after you get out of college, but no guarantees. A Chem E major might be able to make their job or their own comapny when they get out of school.

    Unless you have a strong minor in another applicable field, being a generalist with no other supporting minor fields of study can be bit of a handicap. Having a minor in a communications field and or a supporting field will only help your chances. But you also have to stay abreast of what is happening in the world so you can adapt to those changes.

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