Master’s degree programs in green energy and sustainability are typically designed to address environmental sustainability. Green master’s degree programs and sustainability master’s degree programs typically focus on teaching students how to reduce the negative impact society has on the environment and preserve the planet's diminishing supply of natural resources.
Developing green energy and sustainability solutions might be of concern to many individuals and organizations. Students studying this field can expect courses that cover a wide span of applications.
Many programs focus on the full spectrum of green energy concerns, ranging from environmental science theory to practical application and engineering. Additional coursework in business administration or public policy might be pursued by students whose career aspirations lie along those directions.
Graduates from a masters program in green and sustainable energy might choose to pursue careers in a variety of industries and specializations. Those who are
interested in the theoretical and research-oriented side of the field might identify potential career opportunities as environmental science and protection technicians. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in this field earned a 2012 median annual salary of $41,240; jobs in the field expected to grow by 19 percent through 20221.
There are also a wide range of occupations that focus on the practical side of green and sustainable energy. Electrical engineers might focus on developing new technology and sustainable energy methods using principles from their studies. The BLS reported a 2012 median annual salary of $56,040 for electrical engineers, with a projected 2 percent job growth through 20222. Additionally, administrative services managers are responsible for overseeing the operation of commercial and industrial facilities, which might include responsibilities for the adoption of green energy practices. Individuals working as professionals in this occupation earned a 2012 median annual salary of $81,080, and jobs in the field are expected to grow by 12 percent through 20223.
Enrolling in a master’s degree program in green energy or sustainability might be a good option for individuals interested in implementing practical solutions to preserve the environment or reduce dependency on oil and other non-renewable resources.
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University of Rhode Island
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