Nowadays it seems that the road to social responsibility and the highway to a profitable job just don’t intersect. You can save the world and live like a pauper or make millions and screw us all.
Ok, ok so I’m being a little bit dramatic, but you get the point. Few jobs find that sweet spot of a good living and charity.
Well here’s one.
By trade, a weatherization auditor assesses buildings (both residential and commercial) to find better ways to make them more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and health conscious.
Here are 5 benefits to becoming a weatherization auditor.
- Forget being stuck at a desk. This job requires auditors to be out in the field inspecting, inspecting and inspecting again. Days start early and run late, but you definitely aren’t pushing a pen 9 – 5.
- Job security for years to come. Sustainability is here to stay and that equates to an ever increasing need for “green” jobs. The demand for weatherization is continuing to grow as new homes and offices seek to cut costs and their carbon footprint.
- The pay isn’t bad. In fact, it’s great! Auditors can make anywhere from $10 – $18+ per hour depending on experience and contract size. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as larger firm pay grows exponentially.
- Doing your part to save the world. Contrary to popular belief, the fight for our earth isn’t in the deep reaches of the Amazon or on an ice shelf in Antarctica, but in our daily lives. Our consumption dictates demand and that demand is what affects our earth. Reducing our use of fossil fuels through energy efficiency is the surest way to create a more sustainable society.
- Training and certification could be free. The government is encouraging weatherization certification in colleges throughout the country. Courses typically run anywhere from $1200 to $5000. Thanks to these grants, the Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education at HCC is now looking for qualified applicants to become certified at no cost.
The life of a weatherization auditor is anything but typical. Choosing this profession is both lucrative and socially responsible, a perfect intersection at the sweet spot of life.
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