Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Energy, Environment and Sustainability

This career path is focused on planning, managing, designing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services in relation to natural resources.

While many majors and minors can prepare you for this career path, we find that students studying certain subjects have a natural connection. Common majors and minors related to career in this area include:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability, Engineering (all majors), Environment and Society, Environmental Science, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Political Science

Use the Job Trends tool below to explore the tasks and skills connected to specific types of jobs related to this career path.

Career definition is adapted from the National Career Clusters® Framework.

10 Jobs That Pay $100K a Year

While a job is often more than just a paycheck, the reality is that most of us work because we need the money. And, for whatever reasons, some of us are looking for jobs that pay $100K a year but …

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Thinking About a Career in Sustainability? Here are 10 Career Paths to Consider Pursuing!

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As more people become environmentally conscious, the sustainability industry continues to increase in popularity which is causing a high demand for talented people in the sustainability field. By exploring the different career paths available in …

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7 Climate Change Organizations You Should Know

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Climate change, global warming, and extreme weather events seem to be prominent fixtures in the news cycle every day, everywhere you look. Scientists and government leaders around the world agree the planet is in a state of …

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Provost Perspective: The Power of a Co-op

Undertaking a Co-op is a wonderful opportunity provided here at UMass Lowell. Here at the Career & Co-op Center, we actively work with academic departments to share the benefits of this experience, but we aren’t the only ones.
Joe Hartman, …

By Rae Perry
Rae Perry Director, Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning
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7 Fast-Growing ESG Career Paths to Consider

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In an era marked by pressing environmental concerns, it’s more important than ever to find ways to contribute to a sustainable future. One way to do so is to choose one the many exciting, …

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