Career Expert Larry Keim Sees "Green" Jobs as Future for Many

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Larry Keim is an authority on guiding professionals through career change. Keim believes that "green" industries will be growing at a pace ahead of many other industries over the next several years.

People are saying let's take a second look at nuclear power. Rising oil prices means nuclear is becoming more economically attractive, and gas prices are a second kick in the pants.

Larry Keim is an authority on guiding professionals through career change. Keim believes that "green" industries will be growing at a pace ahead of many other industries over the next several years.

What is a "Green" industry? According to Larry Keim "Green" industries are those industries that support environmental change such as alternative fuels. Expansion of ethanol refining and bio fuels and even the possibility of nuclear energy expansion are on the horizon. When faced with $100 per barrel oil, it is not unreasonable to see the expansion of any options. Nuclear energy has already started to expand overseas. Keim quotes William Ramsay, deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency who says, "People are saying let's take a second look at nuclear power. Rising oil prices means nuclear is becoming more economically attractive, and gas prices are a second kick in the pants."

"But is not just about oil prices. People are becoming more environmentally aware and environmentally conscientious. This trend will be influential as well as a driving force behind growth in these industries," says Keim.

Other areas of expected growth according to Keim are recycling, wind power generation, solar power generation, bio fuels and hydrogen fuel cells, and more. "Given the level of interest in more environmentally friendly alternatives the industries that provide or support these resources will be taking off. This will mean newly created employment opportunities that never existed before. This is not about anyone's political beliefs; it is about a real trend in the job market."

"With some sectors of the job market suffering, this is a huge area that is about to provide an enormous number of jobs for decades to come. Jobs will not be created just for engineering or technical positions. With new companies come new employment opportunities in marketing, finance, sales, and so on."

Larry Keim provides career related services, tools, and advice to career management organizations throughout the U.S and mentors professionals in the career management industry.

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