3 Definition: Green Jobs Green Jobs involve protecting wildlife or ecosystems, reducing pollution or waste, or reducing energy usage and lowering carbon emissions. The energy jobs are concentrated in energy efficiency, with some growth in renewable energy. They are cleaner, cheaper and smarter than traditional technologies.Green Sectors include:EnvironmentAgriculture and ForestryEnvironment ProtectionRecycling and Waste ReductionEnergyEnergy and Carbon Capture and StorageEnergy TradingEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy GenerationInfrastructureGreen ConstructionManufacturingTransportationSupportGovernment and Regulatory AdministrationResearch, Design and Consulting Services
4 Within each of these sectors are 3 subcategories Increased Demand Occupations: Existing jobs which will be in higher demandFor example, the Renewable Energy Sector will need power system operators in wind, solar and geothermal. They will have the same skills as power system operators from traditional energy plants.Enhanced Skills Occupations : Exiting jobs that require new skillsFor instance, occupations such as electrical engineers, continuous mining machine operators, and mechanical engineers are likely to expand to include new tasks and competencies.New and Emerging Occupations (N&E) : Jobs that did not exist before, but have been created by the new green economyFor example, designing, installing or selling solar equipment.
5 Definition: Environment Preserving and protecting natural resources, and managing their use in a sustainable way; using them more efficiently and productively; reducing or eliminating pollution and toxic waste.Sub-Sectors:Agriculture and ForestryEnvironment ProtectionRecycling and Waste Reduction
6 Environment Example Occupations Agricultural Technicians*43% HS or lessSalary Range $37,300 - $57,700Agriculture and Forestry Job GroupEnvironmental Protection Job GroupEnvironmental Restoration PlannersBA in STEM disciplineSalary Range $51,200 - $81,800Hazardous Materials Removal Workers63% HS or lessSalary Range $40,200- $66,200Recycling and Waste Reduction Job GroupRecycling Coordinators47% HS or lessSalary Range $33,900 - $57,900This job group manages efficient land management, aquaculture, and natural pesticides.These workers conduct environmental remediation, manage climate change adaptation, and ensure and enhance air and water quality.These jobs involve solid waste and wastewater management, treatment, and reduction, as well as processing recyclable materials.Example Occupations= in demandSalary ranges are for New Jersey, 25% to 75% for 2008Agricultural Technicians* Set up and maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens and record data to assist scientist in biology or related science experiments.Hazardous Materials Removal Workers - Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, contaminated soil, etc. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.Recycling Coordinators* - Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms. Similar to First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.Environmental Restoration Planners* - Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.66
7 Definition: Energy Creating, Storing, distributing and saving energy Sub-Sectors:Energy and Carbon Capture and StorageRenewable Energy GenerationEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Trading - financial services related to buying and selling energy as an economic commodity, as well as carbon trading projects.
8 Energy Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy GenerationEnergy EfficiencyEnergy TradingCapture and store energy and/or carbon emissionsDeveloping and using alternative energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass.Anything that increases energy efficiency or makes energy demand response more effective.Financial services related to buying and selling energy or carbon credits.Example OccupationsPower Plant OperatorsEducation Required44% Some collegeSalary Range $50,500-$68,400Solar Sales Representatives and AssessorsEducation Required50% BA or higherSalary Range $56,500-$118,500Weatherization Installers and TechniciansEducation Required75% HS or lessSalary Range $29,300-$42,300Securities and Commodities TradersEducation Required67% BA or higherSalary Range$45,400-$134,200Civil EngineersEducation RequiredBA in STEM disciplineSalary Range $64,500-$100,800Refrigeration Mechanics and InstallersEducation Required58% HS or lessSalary Range $37,800-$60,600Energy Brokers19% HS or less, 32% some college, 48% BA or higher$46,300$ - $89,10088
9 Definition: Infrastructure Reducing the impact of human development activities on our worldSub-Sectors:Green ConstructionManufacturingTransportation
10 Infrastructure Manufacturing Transportation Example Occupations Green ConstructionManufacturingTransportationConstructing new green buildings, retrofitting residential and commercial buildings, and installing other green construction technology.Both industrial manufacturing of green technology and energy efficient manufacturing processes.Increasing efficiency and/or reducing environmental impact of various modes of transportation, including trucking, mass transit, freight rail, and so forth.Example OccupationsConstruction Laborers*Education Required78% HS or lessSalary Range $29,900-$60,200Chemical TechniciansEducation Required37% BA or higher, 32% some collegeSalary Range $35,000-$53,000Freight ForwarderEducation Required43% HS or less, 42% some collegeSalary Range $28,400-$47,700Urban and Regional PlannersEducation RequiredBA or HigherSalary Range $54,800 - $81,600Logistics AnalystsEducation Required43% BA or higher, 38% some collegeSalary Range $61,000-$97,300Transportation EngineersEducation RequiredBA or higherSalary Range $64,500-$100,8001010
11 Definition: SupportConsulting and setting/enforcing policies and regulationsSub-Sectors:Government and Regulatory AdministrationResearch, Design and Consulting Services
12 Construction and Building Inspectors* Geophysical Data Technicians SupportExample OccupationsGovernment and Regulatory AdministrationResearch, Design and Consulting ServicesPublic and private organizations associated with conservation and pollution prevention, regulation enforcement, and policy analysis and advocacy.”Indirect jobs" to the green economy which includes activities such as energy consulting or research and other related business services.Construction and Building Inspectors*Education Required30% HS or less, 46% some college,Salary Range $46,300-$68,200Energy Auditors49% BA or higher, 33% some collegeSalary Range $48,900-$80,500Fuel Cell EngineersBA or HigherSalary Range $62,600-$100,800Geophysical Data Technicians1/3 HS or less, 1/3 some college, 1/3 BA or higherSalary Range $36,500-$65,0001212
14 The 5 Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Job Families Discovery ResearchDevelopment (including Clinical Trials)Manufacturing and Supply ChainQuality Control/Regulatory AffairsSales and MarketingBio-Business
15 Definition: Discovery Research Looking for new products.Conduct experiments and direct research activities toward uncovering therapeutic potential in biologically active molecules and compounds. Researchers design and perform research experiments at the molecular level through detailed manipulation, observation, data analysis, and interpretation.Includes Informatics professionals, who build the technological tools that are needed to improve the data analysis process for large data sets. Using advanced mathematical algorithms and computer science to organize, analyze, and interpret scientific data. (bioinformatics, chemo-informatics)
16 Research Discovery Job Group Bio-Informatics Job Group Discovery ResearchResearch Discovery Job GroupBio-Informatics Job GroupLaboratory AssistantH.S. DiplomaSalary Range: $25,000 - $45,000Scientist/PharmacologistM.S. or Ph.D. in BiologySalary Range: $60,000 - $120,000Researchers in this area conduct experiments and direct research activities to discover new medications. Researchers work to design and perform research experiments at the molecular level through detailed manipulation, observation, data analysis, and interpretation. After performing experiments, these professionals analyze the data and interpret the results.I knew that I loved biology and chemistry in high school, but internships gave me the lab experience I needed to direct my career pathResearch Associate, NJBioinformatics ScientistM.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics/BiostatisticsSalary Range: $85,000 - $110,000Example OccupationsBioinformatics professionals build the technological tools that are needed to improve the data analysis process for large data sets. In short, workers in the bioinformatics job group use advanced mathematical algorithms and computer science to organize, analyze, and interpret biological data.AnalystB.S. Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or Molecular BiologySalary Range: $25,000 - $35,0001616
17 Definition: Development Taking new product from research to market. Includes refinement, testing and using statistical science to support procedures. This job family focuses heavily on proper documentation of procedures and outcomes.For pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products, there are rigorous testing procedures required. Ultimately, workers in this area decide whether the drug is safe and suitable to go to market. There are many different job opportunities in this job family. Some of the important job groups include Medical Expert, Clinical Research, Biostatistics, Medical Writer, and Clinical Trial Recruitment, Regulatory Affairs, Formulation, Biostatistics.
18 Clinical DevelopmentMedical WriterJob GroupClinical Research Job GroupBiostatisticsClinical Trial Recruitment Job GroupClinical Research AssociateB.S. Biological/Biomedical Sciences or R.N.Salary Range: $40,000 - $80,000Director of Clinical BiostatisticsM.S. or Ph.D. in Biological/Biomedical SciencesSalary Range: $120,000 - $200,000Job Group: Medical WriterM.S. in a Science (e.g. Biology) or R.N.Salary Range: $80,000 - $110,000Medical ExpertM.D. or Ph.D. in a Science (e.g. Biology)Director of Clinical Research DevelopmentSalary Range: $150,000 - $200,000Medical experts provide support services throughout pharmaceutical companies. They provide training for clinical staff and use their medical expertise to consult marketing, sales and regulatory affairs teams.Workers in the clinical research group carry out clinical trials, analyze data and interpret result to make recommendations about whether or not new products should go to market.Scientist who engage in clinical trials are often supported by specialists who are skilled in applying advanced statistics in the analysis of diverse data sets. Scientists in this area use their expertise to guide the experimental design, data collection effort and analysis.Clinical trial procedures and outcomes must be very well documented to protect the company, trial participants and consumers. Medical writers work with researchers and administrators to develop written documents for regulatory approval, scientific journals, conferences and marketing initiatives.Before a drug can go to market, the developing organization must demonstrate that it is effective and safe for human consumption. Managing the clinical trial process requires workers who will be able to develop and carryout a participant recruitment plan and to work directly with participantsBiostatistics AssociateB.S. Biological/Biomedical SciencesProtocol Development ScientistB.S. or M.S. Biological/Biomedical Sciences or R.N.Salary Range: $80,000 - $120,000Director of Clinical Projects ManagementB.S. or M.S. in ScienceExample OccupationsThe great thing about working with medicine is that you are always learningMedical Expert, NJClinical Trial AssociateB.S. in Science or R.N.1818
19 Definition: Manufacturing and Supply Chain People in this job family ensure availability of raw materials for the various stages of production, ensure that all safety standards are met, and apply and develop standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.Career opportunities include Planning and Supplier Management, Scale-Up, Production and Operations, Transportation and Distribution, and Facilities. Not as many scientists work in these areas, but there are some.
20 Director of Planning and Forecasting Facilities Technician Manufacturing/Supply ChainExample OccupationsDirector of Planning and ForecastingPh.D. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Salary Range $150,000 - $200,000Planning and Supplier Management Job GroupProduction and Operations Job GroupPlanner B.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Salary Range $40,000 - $80,000Manufacturing Technician High School Diploma Salary Range $30,000 - $40,000Manufacturing Supervisor B.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Salary Range $80,000 - $120,000Transportation and Distribution Job GroupFacilities TechnicianA.A./A.S. in Mechanical/ Electrical FieldSalary Range $30,000 - $40,000Facilities Job GroupWarehouse Technician H.S. DiplomaTransportation AnalystH.S. Diploma /B.S. in BusinessSenior Engineer(B.S. in Engineering)Workers involved with planning and supplier management ensure that the organization is aware of the market trends that may influence production. In addition they manage the vendors who supply the raw materials used in drug production.Workers involved in production and operations follow strict processes in the assessment of test samples, purification procedures and maintenance of advanced management equipment. In addition, organizations must ensure that the raw materials needed at various stages of production are available.Products must be made available to customers. There are many workers in an organization that are involved in the process of putting shipments together and transporting them to customers. For example, workers must package and monitor shipments and make sure that the company is following all of the state laws associated with transporting of goods.These workers maintain facility equipment and space to ensure that all safety standards are met. In addition, they provide guidance to develop standard operating proceduresI don’t have to sit behind a desk all day. I am out and about throughout the building. I get to meet different people in different departments.Facilities Manager, NJChanges made based on feedbackRecommended job groupsSourcing and Supplier ManagementProduction and OperationsDistribution and Transportation (collapsed)FacilitiesThe Planning and Forecasting Group includes Process Development jobs. Other examples in the group include planner, planning lead and planning manager.Manufacturing jobs are found within Production and OperationsVendor Management jobs in Sourcing and Supplier Management are key.There should be a director for each area in the dark green sectionEngineering is really more of a degree needed across job groups. It is not really a group in itself.Terry Bjornsen Interview:Ask for example jobs in Sourcing and Supplier Management and Production and Operations (brief description, degree and experience)Ask for degrre and experience info for jobs that are listed, but missing info2020
21 Definition: Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs Maintain quality control of products and procedures by creating, implementing, and ensuring that internal procedures are developed based on external regulations and internal policies and procedures. This includes ensuring that the environment is controlled, the equipment is maintained, and the facility is well managed. Includes Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Validation, and Dispensary/Measurement.Workers in regulatory affairs act as liaisons between their companies and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They prepare and submit the necessary paperwork to ensure full compliance with all internal and external standards for a given product. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of those in the quality control and regulatory affairs job family to ensure that products are safe for consumers.
22 Quality Control Engineer/Supervisor Manager Regulatory Affairs Once the process for manufacturing has been outlined and implemented, workers in the area of quality control work to make sure that the raw materials, equipment and applied process all meet both internal and external standards.Validation specialists develop, implement and manage testing plans and methods to ensure that the manufacturing procedures and resulting products meet regulatory requirements.Workers in the regulatory affairs job group ensure that the product development process and the final product meet the requirements of various regulating agencies. These workers prepare procedural documentation, ensure that the correct paperwork is submitted to the proper agencies, and notify employees within the organizations of required policies and procedures.In order for the products to be manufactured, the large quantities of materials must be scaled down to sizes that are needed for individual production. Workers in this area need a solid understanding of measurement.Example OccupationsQuality/Regulatory AffairsQuality Assurance Job GroupValidation Job GroupQuality Control Job GroupDispensary/ Measurement Job GroupRegulatory Job GroupQuality Control Engineer/SupervisorB.S./M.S. in EngineeringSalary Range $60,000 - $120,000Quality Control Technician H.S. DiplomaSalary Range $35,000 - $60,000Validation Specialist B.S/M.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Salary Range $40,000 - $80,000Quality Assurance Manager B.S. in Biological/Biomedical ScienceSalary Range $80,000 - $120,000Quality Assurance Documentation Administrator H.S. DiplomaSalary Range $30,000 - $50,000Dispensary TechnicianExperience in MeasurementSenior TechnicianValidation Director B.S/M.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Salary Range $120,000 - $200,000Regulatory Affairs Associate B.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Manager Regulatory Affairs(B.S/M.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering)Workers in the quality assurance job group take the first steps to minimize product defects by establishing specific guidelines for the manufacturing process. Workers in this area manage and participate in the review of the manufacturing procedures.It is very rewarding to be working on a drug that has the potential to cure this grave and serious disease (HIV). People are desperately hoping for a cure.Director of Regulatory Affairs - NJ2222
23 Definition: Marketing and Sales Once products are developed, tested, and approved for distribution, medical professionals and consumers must be informed about the products.These people collaborate with researchers and colleagues across job families throughout the product development cycle to develop sales strategies, identify marketable features, and provide customer support. They may also be involved in technology transfer (bringing new ideas from other sources in-house for development) and business development (determining new market areas and products to pursue), competitive intelligence (what are other companies doing in this field).
24 Medical/Clinical Science Liaison Medical Information Specialist Marketing Job GroupSalesJob GroupMedical/Clinical Science LiaisonB.S. in science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering) MBA is preferredSalary Range $80,000 - $120,000Marketing Research Manager B.S. in Marketing or Business. MBA preferredMedical Information SpecialistB.S. in Pharmacy or Nursing or M.S./Ph.D.Salary Range $30,000 - $70,000Sales RepresentativeB.S/M.S. in related scientific discipline (e.g. biology), marketing, or communicationsSalary Range $30,000 - $120,000Marketing and SalesExample OccupationsMarketing specialist use their expertise to provide recommendations for activities such as product packaging, marketing budgets, product launches and product expansion.Those working in the sales job group provide technical assistance and information to customers, the medical and scientific community and pharmaceutical employees.Sales representatives enjoy working with medical professionals at all levels.2424
25 Definition: BioBusiness Biotechnology and biopharmaceutical firms rely on workers in various business occupations to carry out important work across all job families.As products are being developed, organizations must also develop strategies for maintaining a strong workforce that will ensure the sustainability of existing products and the growth of future products.These job groups include Communications, Information Systems, Business Development, Finance/Accounting, Legal and Human Resources
26 Bio-BusinessInformation Systems Job GroupBusiness Development Job GroupCommunicationsJob GroupFinance/ Accounting Job GroupLegal Job GroupHuman Resources Job GroupCommunication specialists support organizational relations with the public and investors. These individuals work to increase public awareness of company activities and scientific contributions.Example OccupationsWorkers in this job group engage in the preparation, negotiation, and management of contracts that have been secured. In addition, workers in this area identify strategic alliances for future contracts and licensure.Human resources professionals support organizational goals through the management of personnel. Employees in this group usually work in a specialized area. Key areas in most large firms include employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, and equal employment opportunity.Workers in this job group keep track of the financial operations of the organization. They track financial systems such as external contracts, employee compensation, and stocks.Workers in this area provide technical support, computer software and hardware installation, system management, and maintenance of computer systems.Chief Information OfficerB.S./M.S. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or a related field.Salary Range:$150,000 - $250,000Corporate Communications /Investor Relations ManagerB.A. in Communications, English or Business related field.Salary Range: $100,000 - $150,000Helping Employees cultivate skills that they can use to further their career paths in the future is one of my favorite parts of the job.HR Director, NJMany of the functional areas in life science companies benefit from legal advice when entering into contracts and agreements with everyone from clinical trial participants to material suppliers. In addition, these professionals may also help to prepare patent filings for the company.Legal CounselLaw DegreeSalary Range:$150,00 - $250,000Paralegal B.S. DegreeSalary Range:$40,00 - $80,000Information Service TechnicianHigh School DiplomaSalary Range:$40,000 - $80,000Business Development ManagerB.S. in Marketing/businessSalary Range:$80,000 - $100,000Contracts AdministratorB.S. in BusinessSalary Range:$50,000 - $80,000Financial AnalystB.S. in Finance AccountingFinance Accounting ManagerB.S. in Accounting, FinanceHuman Resource Manager (Generalist)B.S. in HR or related Business FieldSalary Range:$80,00 - $100,000Human Resource Representative2626