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1.   Emerging green industries in Arizona: Definitions, industry base, and opportunity areas.  PDF

2.   Green Jobs in Arizona, 2010. A Survey Report from the State‚Äôs Companies.  PDF


Occupations in this report are identified from data collected in the Arizona Green Jobs Survey that was conducted between May and September 2010. They reflect green occupations requiring significant education or relevant skills. The following steps were taken in selecting the occupations:

  • Identified higher skill occupations: Green jobs requiring some education or certification were identified. O*Net and Green Jobs Survey responses were used to determine the post-secondary education or certification requirements.
  • Excluded low wage occupations: Using average wage data from the Survey, any occupations paying less than 85% of the Arizona statewide average wage were excluded.
  • Identified occupations with employment concentration in Arizona: Further refining the list of occupations to be included, only occupations identified in the Survey as having more than 25 total green jobs were included.
  • Included only occupations with positive job growth projections: Using growth data from both the Survey and overall occupational projections, occupations identified in either source as offering potential positive growth were included in the final list of green occupations.

Applying this methodology generated a list of 45 occupations for the development of green occupational profiles. For more information, see the About Green Occupation Profiles document.

Click here for a zip file containing all 45 occupational profiles or select individual profiles from the list below:

O*Net Code Occupation
11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers (PDF)
11-3051.00 Industrial Production Managers (PDF)
11-9021.00 Construction Managers (PDF)
11-9041.00 Engineering Managers (PDF)
13-1041.01 Environmental Compliance Inspectors (PDF)
13-1199.05 Sustainability Specialists (PDF)
15-1032.00 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (PDF)
15-1099.11 Information Technology Project Managers (PDF)
17-1011.00 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (PDF)
17-1012.00 Landscape Architects (PDF)
17-2051.00 Civil Engineers (PDF)
17-2071.00 Electrical Engineers (PDF)
17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (PDF)
17-2081.00 Environmental Engineers (PDF)
17-2141.00 Mechanical Engineers (PDF)
17-2199.03 Energy Engineers (PDF)
17-2199.11 Solar Energy Systems Engineers (PDF)
17-3025.00 Environmental Engineering Technicians (PDF)
19-2041.00 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (PDF)
19-4091.00 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (PDF)
29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (PDF)
37-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (PDF)
37-3011.00 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (PDF)
41-4011.07 Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors (PDF)
41-4012.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (PDF)
43-9061.00 Office Clerks, General (PDF)
45-1011.07 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers (PDF)
47-1011.03 Solar Energy Installation Managers (PDF)
47-2111.00 Electricians (PDF)
47-2152.01 Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters (PDF)
47-2152.02 Plumbers (PDF)
47-2181.00 Roofers (PDF)
47-2221.00 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (PDF)
47-4041.00 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (PDF)
47-4099.01 Solar Photovoltaic Installers (PDF)
49-3023.01 Automotive Master Mechanics (PDF)
49-9021.01 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers (PDF)
49-9042.00 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (PDF)
49-9061.00 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (PDF)
49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (PDF)
51-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers (PDF)
51-8031.00 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (PDF)
51-9061.00 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (PDF)
51-9199.00 Production Workers, All Other (PDF)
51-9199.01 Recycling and Reclamation Workers (PDF)

NEW -- Survey data on employment in green goods and services industries published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)