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Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
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Dr. Domenico Parisi
Professor and Director
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ASSETS :: GREEN ECONOMY | ENHANCED SKILLS

As defined by the O*Net Resource Center, an Enhanced Skills job is one in which significant change to the work and worker requirements of an occupation occurs due to the impact of green economy activities and technologies. While the essential purposes of the occupation remain the same, tasks, knowledge, skills, and external elements, such as credentials, have been altered. This may or may not result in an increase in employment demand for the occupation.













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Current Green Enhanced Skills Jobs
Green Enhanced Skills Jobs
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SOC Code Occupation  Current Jobs Current Hourly Earnings
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 16,054 $18.03
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 11,619 $7.34
11-1021 General and operations managers 9,637 $31.52
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,405 $15.04
47-2061 Construction laborers 8,210 $13.56
11-9021 Construction managers 5,506 $16.26
49-3023 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,278 $15.87
51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,987 $13.06
43-5071 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,697 $12.14
13-2052 Personal financial advisors 2,561 $11.12
47-2152 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,049 $17.61
51-4041 Machinists 1,986 $15.69
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,868 $26.19
49-9021 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,646 $15.84
47-2211 Sheet metal workers 957 $15.82
13-1073 Training and development specialists 949 $18.96
13-2051 Financial analysts 906 $14.17
47-2181 Roofers 840 $14.00
11-2021 Marketing managers 764 $26.65
17-2051 Civil engineers 656 $24.06
17-2141 Mechanical engineers 638 $28.03
27-3031 Public relations specialists 625 $14.99
53-7081 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 608 $13.27
11-3071 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 583 $26.35
13-1022 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 547 $17.71
11-9041 Engineering managers 509 $36.85
47-4011 Construction and building inspectors 490 $15.14
47-4041 Hazardous materials removal workers 392 $20.41
17-3023 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 349 $22.05
17-1011 Architects, except landscape and naval 337 $21.64
17-2071 Electrical engineers 331 $32.68
17-3026 Industrial engineering technicians 264 $17.25
51-8013 Power plant operators 263 $23.39
51-9012 Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 251 $16.34
17-1012 Landscape architects 240 $16.47
27-3022 Reporters and correspondents 208 $14.24
51-2011 Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 193 $15.81
17-2072 Electronics engineers, except computer 187 $29.20
17-2081 Environmental engineers 187 $28.20
51-8011 Nuclear power reactor operators 165 $29.58
17-2161 Nuclear engineers 148 $26.73
17-3025 Environmental engineering technicians 114 $27.75
53-6051 Transportation inspectors 104 $23.21
17-2011 Aerospace engineers 90 $32.88
19-2042 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 80 $18.28
19-4091 Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 71 $18.81
47-5041 Continuous mining machine operators 68 $19.11
19-3051 Urban and regional planners 65 $20.76
19-1031 Conservation scientists 58 $13.92
47-5013 Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 45 $14.83
23-1022 Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 43 $29.19
29-9012 Occupational health and safety technicians 42 $17.67
17-3024 Electro-mechanical technicians 41 $20.78
19-2021 Atmospheric and space scientists 32 $21.36
19-4011 Agricultural and food science technicians 28 $12.42
19-4051 Nuclear technicians 19 $21.82
19-4041 Geological and petroleum technicians 13 $17.89
Total 95,006 $17.05
Green Enhanced Skills Jobs
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SOC Code Occupation  Current Jobs Current Hourly Earnings
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 16,054 $18.03
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 11,619 $7.34
11-1021 General and operations managers 9,637 $31.52
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,405 $15.04
47-2061 Construction laborers 8,210 $13.56
11-9021 Construction managers 5,506 $16.26
49-3023 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,278 $15.87
51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,987 $13.06
43-5071 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,697 $12.14
13-2052 Personal financial advisors 2,561 $11.12
47-2152 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,049 $17.61
51-4041 Machinists 1,986 $15.69
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,868 $26.19
49-9021 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,646 $15.84
47-2211 Sheet metal workers 957 $15.82
13-1073 Training and development specialists 949 $18.96
13-2051 Financial analysts 906 $14.17
47-2181 Roofers 840 $14.00
11-2021 Marketing managers 764 $26.65
17-2051 Civil engineers 656 $24.06
17-2141 Mechanical engineers 638 $28.03
27-3031 Public relations specialists 625 $14.99
53-7081 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 608 $13.27
11-3071 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 583 $26.35
13-1022 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 547 $17.71
11-9041 Engineering managers 509 $36.85
47-4011 Construction and building inspectors 490 $15.14
47-4041 Hazardous materials removal workers 392 $20.41
17-3023 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 349 $22.05
17-1011 Architects, except landscape and naval 337 $21.64
17-2071 Electrical engineers 331 $32.68
17-3026 Industrial engineering technicians 264 $17.25
51-8013 Power plant operators 263 $23.39
51-9012 Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 251 $16.34
17-1012 Landscape architects 240 $16.47
27-3022 Reporters and correspondents 208 $14.24
51-2011 Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 193 $15.81
17-2072 Electronics engineers, except computer 187 $29.20
17-2081 Environmental engineers 187 $28.20
51-8011 Nuclear power reactor operators 165 $29.58
17-2161 Nuclear engineers 148 $26.73
17-3025 Environmental engineering technicians 114 $27.75
53-6051 Transportation inspectors 104 $23.21
17-2011 Aerospace engineers 90 $32.88
19-2042 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 80 $18.28
19-4091 Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 71 $18.81
47-5041 Continuous mining machine operators 68 $19.11
19-3051 Urban and regional planners 65 $20.76
19-1031 Conservation scientists 58 $13.92
47-5013 Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 45 $14.83
23-1022 Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 43 $29.19
29-9012 Occupational health and safety technicians 42 $17.67
17-3024 Electro-mechanical technicians 41 $20.78
19-2021 Atmospheric and space scientists 32 $21.36
19-4011 Agricultural and food science technicians 28 $12.42
19-4051 Nuclear technicians 19 $21.82
19-4041 Geological and petroleum technicians 13 $17.89
Total 95,006 $17.05
SOURCE : U.S. Department of Labor, O*Net, 2010

Green Enhanced Skills Jobs 10-Year Projection
Green Enhanced Skills Jobs Projection
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SOC Code Occupation  10-Year Projection Current Hourly Earnings
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 18,401 $18.03
47-2061 Construction laborers 10,417 $13.56
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 9,655 $7.34
11-1021 General and operations managers 9,473 $31.52
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,702 $15.04
11-9021 Construction managers 6,945 $16.26
49-3023 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,360 $15.87
13-2052 Personal financial advisors 3,974 $11.12
43-5071 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,294 $12.14
51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,142 $13.06
47-2152 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,476 $17.61
49-9021 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,105 $15.84
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 2,067 $26.19
51-4041 Machinists 2,009 $15.69
13-2051 Financial analysts 1,338 $14.17
13-1073 Training and development specialists 1,152 $18.96
47-2211 Sheet metal workers 1,087 $15.82
47-2181 Roofers 1,058 $14.00
11-2021 Marketing managers 871 $26.65
27-3031 Public relations specialists 808 $14.99
17-2051 Civil engineers 801 $24.06
17-2141 Mechanical engineers 664 $28.03
53-7081 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 659 $13.27
13-1022 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 585 $17.71
47-4011 Construction and building inspectors 584 $15.14
11-3071 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 562 $26.35
11-9041 Engineering managers 533 $36.85
47-4041 Hazardous materials removal workers 532 $20.41
17-1011 Architects, except landscape and naval 416 $21.64
17-3023 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 369 $22.05
17-2071 Electrical engineers 362 $32.68
17-1012 Landscape architects 303 $16.47
51-9012 Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 264 $16.34
17-3026 Industrial engineering technicians 261 $17.25
17-2081 Environmental engineers 246 $28.20
51-8013 Power plant operators 244 $23.39
17-2072 Electronics engineers, except computer 226 $29.20
51-2011 Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 223 $15.81
27-3022 Reporters and correspondents 205 $14.24
17-2161 Nuclear engineers 180 $26.73
17-3025 Environmental engineering technicians 147 $27.75
51-8011 Nuclear power reactor operators 126 $29.58
53-6051 Transportation inspectors 114 $23.21
17-2011 Aerospace engineers 107 $32.88
19-2042 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 104 $18.28
19-4091 Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 94 $18.81
47-5041 Continuous mining machine operators 79 $19.11
19-3051 Urban and regional planners 74 $20.76
19-1031 Conservation scientists 66 $13.92
29-9012 Occupational health and safety technicians 51 $17.67
23-1022 Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 50 $29.19
47-5013 Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 45 $14.83
17-3024 Electro-mechanical technicians 41 $20.78
19-2021 Atmospheric and space scientists 34 $21.36
19-4011 Agricultural and food science technicians 30 $12.42
19-4051 Nuclear technicians 20 $21.82
19-4041 Geological and petroleum technicians 15 $17.89
Total 102,749 $17.05
Green Enhanced Skills Jobs Projection
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SOC Code Occupation  10-Year Projection Current Hourly Earnings
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 18,401 $18.03
47-2061 Construction laborers 10,417 $13.56
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 9,655 $7.34
11-1021 General and operations managers 9,473 $31.52
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,702 $15.04
11-9021 Construction managers 6,945 $16.26
49-3023 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,360 $15.87
13-2052 Personal financial advisors 3,974 $11.12
43-5071 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,294 $12.14
51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,142 $13.06
47-2152 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,476 $17.61
49-9021 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,105 $15.84
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 2,067 $26.19
51-4041 Machinists 2,009 $15.69
13-2051 Financial analysts 1,338 $14.17
13-1073 Training and development specialists 1,152 $18.96
47-2211 Sheet metal workers 1,087 $15.82
47-2181 Roofers 1,058 $14.00
11-2021 Marketing managers 871 $26.65
27-3031 Public relations specialists 808 $14.99
17-2051 Civil engineers 801 $24.06
17-2141 Mechanical engineers 664 $28.03
53-7081 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 659 $13.27
13-1022 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 585 $17.71
47-4011 Construction and building inspectors 584 $15.14
11-3071 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 562 $26.35
11-9041 Engineering managers 533 $36.85
47-4041 Hazardous materials removal workers 532 $20.41
17-1011 Architects, except landscape and naval 416 $21.64
17-3023 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 369 $22.05
17-2071 Electrical engineers 362 $32.68
17-1012 Landscape architects 303 $16.47
51-9012 Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 264 $16.34
17-3026 Industrial engineering technicians 261 $17.25
17-2081 Environmental engineers 246 $28.20
51-8013 Power plant operators 244 $23.39
17-2072 Electronics engineers, except computer 226 $29.20
51-2011 Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 223 $15.81
27-3022 Reporters and correspondents 205 $14.24
17-2161 Nuclear engineers 180 $26.73
17-3025 Environmental engineering technicians 147 $27.75
51-8011 Nuclear power reactor operators 126 $29.58
53-6051 Transportation inspectors 114 $23.21
17-2011 Aerospace engineers 107 $32.88
19-2042 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 104 $18.28
19-4091 Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 94 $18.81
47-5041 Continuous mining machine operators 79 $19.11
19-3051 Urban and regional planners 74 $20.76
19-1031 Conservation scientists 66 $13.92
29-9012 Occupational health and safety technicians 51 $17.67
23-1022 Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 50 $29.19
47-5013 Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 45 $14.83
17-3024 Electro-mechanical technicians 41 $20.78
19-2021 Atmospheric and space scientists 34 $21.36
19-4011 Agricultural and food science technicians 30 $12.42
19-4051 Nuclear technicians 20 $21.82
19-4041 Geological and petroleum technicians 15 $17.89
Total 102,749 $17.05
SOURCE : U.S. Department of Labor, O*Net, 2010


Green Enhanced Skills Top 20 Occupations
SOC Code Occupation Current Jobs 10-Year Projection Change Percent Change Current Median Hourly Earnings Education Level Job Zone
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 16,054 18,401 2,347 15% $18.03 MOJT 2
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 11,619 9,655 -1,964 -17% $7.34 LOJT 3
11-1021 General and operations managers 9,637 9,473 -164 -2% $31.52 DWE 4
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,405 8,702 297 4% $15.04 MOJT 3
47-2061 Construction laborers 8,210 10,417 2,207 27% $13.56 MOJT 1
11-9021 Construction managers 5,506 6,945 1,439 26% $16.26 BD 4
49-3023 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,278 4,360 82 2% $15.87 PVA 3
51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,987 3,142 -845 -21% $13.06 MOJT 1
43-5071 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,697 3,294 -403 -11% $12.14 SOJT 1
13-2052 Personal financial advisors 2,561 3,974 1,413 55% $11.12 BD 3
47-2152 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,049 2,476 427 21% $17.61 LOJT 3
51-4041 Machinists 1,986 2,009 23 1% $15.69 LOJT 4
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,868 2,067 199 11% $26.19 MOJT 2
49-9021 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,646 2,105 459 28% $15.84 LOJT --
47-2211 Sheet metal workers 957 1,087 130 14% $15.82 LOJT 3
13-1073 Training and development specialists 949 1,152 203 21% $18.96 BD 4
13-2051 Financial analysts 906 1,338 432 48% $14.17 BD 5
47-2181 Roofers 840 1,058 218 26% $14.00 MOJT 3
11-2021 Marketing managers 764 871 107 14% $26.65 DWE 4
17-2051 Civil engineers 656 801 145 22% $24.06 BD 4
  Total 86,577 93,326 6,749 8% $16.58 -- --
  Overall Totals 95,006 102,749 7,743 8% $17.05 -- --
EDUCATION LEVEL ABBREVIATIONS
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PRO  First Professional Degree
PhD  Doctoral Degree
MAS  Master's Degree
DWE  Degree with Experience
BD  Bachelor's Degree
AD  Associate's Degree
PVA  Postsecondary Vocational Award
WERF  Work Experience in a Related Field
LOJT  Long-Term On-the-Job Training
MOJT  Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training
SOJT  Short-Term On-the-Job Training

EDUCATION LEVEL ABBREVIATIONS
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PRO  First Professional Degree
PhD  Doctoral Degree
MAS  Master's Degree
DWE  Degree with Experience
BD  Bachelor's Degree
AD  Associate's Degree
PVA  Postsecondary Vocational Award
WERF  Work Experience in a Related Field
LOJT  Long-Term On-the-Job Training
MOJT  Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training
SOJT  Short-Term On-the-Job Training



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