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As we approach the millennium, the prospects for career development
within the environmental field have never looked brighter. Between 1970
and 1993, the number of people employed within the environmental and
conservation sectors increased from 230,000 to nearly 2.5 million, and
annual expenditures for environmental protection within the U.S. rose from
$32 billion to $200 billion.

According to the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO), this dramatic
growth has been fueled by such drivers as:

New laws and regulations, which:
- create compliance responsibilities and government employment;
- result in the purchase and management of public land;
- require the distribution of grants and loans; and
- create an industry of advocates and analysts who monitor these laws
and educate the public.

Economics and the marketplace, which increasingly reward or create
incentives for business practices that protect the environment.

Environmental values, as evidenced by the increased popularity, budgetary
capacity, and membership of organizations related to conservation and the
environment, which received over $4 billion in charitable contributions in

Technology, which is altering the job market by eliminating the need for
certain types of jobs while creating new opportunities for those who are
skilled in both using and creating new technologies.

These trends and their implications for the job market are examined in
a new volume from ECO entitled The Complete Guide to Environmental
Careers in the 21st Century, a completely revised and updated edition of
what has become the standard reference on the subject. The book presents
information on career opportunities in such fields as education and
communications, energy management and conservation, fisheries and
wildlife management, forestry, and land and water conservation, among others.

You can visit Eco-Compass at http://www.islandpress.org for an enhanced
version of this feature, including links to some of the best Websites on
environmental careers, as well as information on the book and related
titles from Island Press.

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