WHAT IT TAKES: A bachelor's degree (master's preferable) in public administration, environmental studies, or a related field. A few years of experience in resource conservation could give you a leg up.
TOP SCHOOLS: Harvard University, Indiana University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of Colorado, University of Georgia
STARTING PAY: $30,000 to $75,000, depending on the school, location, and your experience
WHO'D BE INTO IT: Sustainability experts who want to affect a large community without ever leaving college
HOT SPOTS: Look for more of these positions opening at community colleges and high schools as environmental responsibility becomes the norm.
INTERNSHIP OR SUMMER JOB: Most schools with this kind of position offer student internships or work-study positions. Nonprofits such as NW Green Campus (nwgreencampus.org) also have opportunities.