WHAT IT TAKES: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation and a bachelor's degree, preferably in architecture or engineering
TOP SCHOOLS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
STARTING PAY: $38,000
WHO'D BE INTO IT: People who want to help change the built environment and work toward a generous salary
HOT SPOTS: Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and anywhere there's lots of new construction
INTERNSHIP OR SUMMER JOB: The U.S. Green Building Council, which administers the LEED program, always has a few internships available (check usgbc.org for listings).