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As the planet continues to warm, it is highly beneficial to choose a “green” career path. Nearly any career can become green with some creativity, and oftentimes, these careers allow you to work from home.
While green may symbolize an environmentally friendly service, it can also symbolize the income that you’ll get with these top five green jobs!
1. Science Teacher
Or, for that matter, any teacher. But as a science teacher, you will be able to help others understand the nature of going green while helping them to find solutions to environmental problems as well. While this is not a job that you can choose overnight, it may be worth your time dusting off the degree and heading to the nearest university. Universities can pay up to $60,000 a year depending on your research, and even middle school teachers can earn around $35,000. If you have a background in science and the passion for teaching, then this green job can help you and society tremendously.
2. Trading with Binary Options
Trading may seem like a risky venture, but you can minimize the risk with a little preparation and by choosing the right trading options for you. Binary options take most of the mystification out of trading as they promise either a pre-known sum or nothing at all. While nothing is certainly not ideal, this method of trading allows you to generally make a steady and stable income. Plus, it is entirely green. It is possible to do this job from home, and with a little practice, you will learn the ins and outs in no time!
3. Financial Advisor
If you already knew of binary options, then you may have an economic background. If so, then you can also become an advisor to a number of local businesses that desperately need your advice. You can help them better prepare their budgets, and your skills can help them through the toughest financial times. Plus, you can use your computer to produce all of the spreadsheets, formulas, and budgets that they need. By cutting down on paper and possibly travel time, being an economist is a highly green and fulfilling job.
4. Urban Planner
This job requires many qualifications, but there are also many angles as to how you can join. For example, you may need a background in architecture, engineering, or marketing, yet most urban planners work together in the community to help ensure a bright and green future. As an urban planner, you can help to guide the future of the community through projects and updates. You can influence a greener direction by planning for more parks, bike lanes, and solar means of energy. While becoming an urban planner requires dedication, passion, and creativity, it is a highly rewarding job and the green benefits can be seen immediately.
5. Green Cleaner
Whether it’s cleaning clothes in a shop or cleaning the carpets in a home, a green cleaner can help to reduce the amount of harsh chemicals that are usually used by traditional companies. By being a green cleaner, you can use only natural products to help clean people’s homes, cars, or suits. There have been many updates to cleaning products in recent years, and by using natural ingredients, they can help to reduce the pollution that bleach and similar products produce.
If a job is not on this list, then don’t worry! There are many ways to turn nearly any occupation into a green one. If possible, ride your bike to work, reduce paper usage, and choose only natural products to help keep work green. By taking action now, you will help to produce a brighter future where nature and humankind can continue to thrive.
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