Sustainable-design architectWhat they do: Design and build structures that are environmentally friendly as whole and/or are built using green methods and materials.
Salary range: $50,000 to $200,000
Education/experience: Bachelor's or master's degree, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation
Growth forecast: In 2002, the US Green Building Council reports, 2,400 architects earned LEED accreditation; by this year, that number had jumped to 40,000 as LEED became an industry standard. A new emphasis on building green will make architecture a "more exciting, challenging, rewarding profession," says Jim Batchelor, president and CEO of the Somerville firm Arrowstreet.
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