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Make a difference. Mitigate climate change environmental impacts in the industry of your choice with a career in climate adaptation.

Many professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in science, math, engineering, architecture, policy and social sciences realize they need knowledge specific to climate adaptation in order to help their company or industry adjust to the imminent changes driven by global warming.

Many jobs that were not traditionally related to climate adaptation have evolved to require knowledge and expertise about how climate change will affect that particular industry. This means that some land developers, businesses and governments are asking employees to gain education about climate adaptation as a part of a job that otherwise might not typically be related to environmental concerns.

Common environmental issues employers in North Carolina include but are not limited to the following:

  • State of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Department of Justice
  • Army National Guard
  • AECOM Technology Corporation
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • North Carolina State University
  • Rollins Incorporated
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Government
  • NC DEQ
  • SE Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • NC Sea Grant
  • EPA

North Carolina is typically one of the top ten states hiring for climate change jobs. Job demand related to climate adaptation is healthy across the nation.

Job Titles

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Adaptation program is carefully designed to prepare working professionals for career advancement in jobs related to climate change. Our graduates often find employment in positions with the following job titles:

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