Solar installerWhat they do:Install solar power systems for homes and businesses.
Salary range: $25,000 to $75,000
Education/experience: Minimum of 8,000 hours on-the-job training and 600 hours classroom instruction
Growth forecast: According to Green Careers Journal, solar-industry growth is expected to continue at more than 30 percent a year for the next five years. Solar power has a sunny future, especially in states like Massachusetts that provide rebates to consumers and low-interest loans and grants to solar energy providers.