Becoming a Sustainability and STEM Advocate
What is a sustainability advocate?
Sustainability in business
Sustainability in communities
How to become a sustainability advocate
- A sustainability advocate needs soft skills to be able to listen to others and relay ideas to those with different levels of understanding.
- The ability to evaluate the results of field tests and experiments is an important quality for sustainability advocates.
- Whether they are speaking publicly, writing a report, or relaying information to colleagues, advocates must be skilled at communicating with a variety of audiences.
- To ensure multiple projects remain on track, successful sustainability advocates need to be able to manage and oversee people and tasks.
Outlook for sustainability and STEM advocacy careers
- Jobs in conservation science and forestry are projected to grow by 5%, especially those requiring experience in geographic information systems (GIS) technology. The median annual wage was $64,020 for conservation scientists and $63,980 for foresters.
- Employment of urban and regional planners is projected to grow 11%. The median annual wage for urban and regional planners was $75,950.
- The number of jobs for environmental science and protection technicians is projected to increase by 8%, as population growth and industrial activities such as fracking and construction continue to drive demand for environmental oversight. The number of jobs for environmental science and protection technicians is projected to increase by 8%, as population growth and industrial activities such as fracking and construction continue to drive demand for environmental oversight. The median annual wage for environmental science and protection technicians was $46,850.
- Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8%. Population growth and public concern about environmental hazards are driving growth in the field. The median annual wage for environmental scientists and specialists was $73,230.