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Where is the Fastest Career Growth Projected?

Dec. 14, 2011 – The table and the graph below highlight the importance of the Department’s educational efforts in “renewables and the environment”. Both WIRED Magazine (7 million surveyed), and IBIS World Industry Reports, indicate that Sustainable Building Materials and Renewable Materials are where career growth will be occurring. Despite the economic downturn, we anticipate strong growth in this area, and even stronger demand for our graduates from the department.


WIRED Magazine picture WIRED Magazine May 31, 2011 RENEWABLES AND THE ENVIRONMENT Almost DOUBLE the career growth of any other field.


10 Industries with the fastest Wage Growth Forecast



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