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Sustainability & Resource Management:

Career Opportunities

Green jobs have grown thirty percent faster than overall jobs created in California in the last few years. This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to place and advance in a wide-range of jobs across industry sectors related to sustainable resource management.

What kind of Jobs are there? That all depends on YOU!

Jobs that would benefit from a Recycling and Resource Management Certificate 

Within the Waste and Recycling Industry: Across the Green Economy:
  • Account/Sales Representative**
  • Events Coordinator**
  • Waste Management Associate**
  • Sustainability Manager**
  • Material Handlers*
  • Green Procurement Specialist*
  • Recycling/Waste Sorters*
  • Facilities Technician**
  • Materials Manager**
  • Building Manager**
  • Industry Consultant
  • Construction Manager**
  • Recycling Assistant*
  • Logistician**
  • Marketing Specialist**
  • Compliance Officer*
  • Management Analyst**

*These jobs typically do not require a prior degree.

**These jobs typically require additional training or experience.

New Skills Chart
What are the skills needed for future Orange County employees?


Which Industry Needs Zero Waste?

Zero Waste industries

Consider the waste stream and which industry impacts that waste stream. Consider who creates waste and who has to deal with waste. Although no industry has yet found a way to eliminate waste from their operations, all would gain from strategically reducing the amount of resources wasted.

Join one of the many green and greening industries in California!
Within the Waste and Recycling Industry: Across the Greening Economy:
    • Recycling Center Operators
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Recycling Collectors & Processors
  • Non-Profits Organizations
    • Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs)
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Waste Hauling Companies
  • Events Management
  • Waste Management Consultants
  • Retail Businesses
  • Environmental Engineering Firms
  • Reuse Stores
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Packaging Companies
  • Government Agencies

Where are the Opportunities?

Job Opportunities


Jodi Titus
Faculty Advisor

T: 949-451-5659