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Green Occupation:
41-3031.03 - Securities and Commodities Traders

Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.

This is a Green New & Emerging occupation — the impact of green economy activities and technologies is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements, which results in the generation of new occupations.

Securities and commodities traders work in the following green economy sectors:

  • Energy Trading — This sector covers financial services related to buying and selling energy as an economic commodity, as well as carbon trading projects.
  • Research, Design, and Consulting Services — This sector encompasses "indirect jobs" to the green economy which includes activities such as energy consulting or research and other related business services.

They perform these tasks important to the green economy:

  • Buy, sell, or trade carbon emissions permits.
  • Identify or pursue investment strategies related to the green economy, including green hedge funds, renewable energy markets, or clean technology investment opportunities.