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Admins Going Green

Admins Going Green

Job Description

You know you want to do work that does good for the environment. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities out there. This growth has been fueled by economic trends, with many jobs offered in the public sector, including positions at such bureaus as the Environmental Protection Agency.

Once more, this trend toward renewable energy appears more than a fad among both consumers and providers. Not only are subsidiaries of fossil fuel companies, like BP Solar and GE Wind Energy, industry players now, but their very involvement means the favorable federal and state tax treatment of related technologies won’t go away.

For job seekers, that all translates into opportunity in a wide range of niches, including wind, solar, hydrogen fuel cells and bioenergy.

Median Salary

$30,029

Education Requirements

An Administrative Assistant must have a high school degree or equivalent certification. More than ever, however, employers are demanding advanced degrees from potential administrative assistants. Two options are earning either your Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree. The most popular tracks are Office Skills or Business Administration. In green fields, you should consider a degree in Urban Planning or sciences like Environmental Studies and Biology.

Job Outlook

In 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that there were 1,618,000 administrative assistants and executive assistants in the U.S. By 2016, this number is projected to grow by 15% or 239,000 jobs to 1,857,000 administrative assistants. This is faster than the average for all jobs in the U.S., which means the opportunities in this area are plentiful.


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