How To Get A Green Job: Newsweek

05/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Loma Roggenkamp was looking for a new career. Saddled with a huge student-loan debt and an underpaying job in graphic design, the 29-year-old Pennsylvanian was forced to move home with her parents to make ends meet. Then she heard about Iowa Lakes Community College's Wind Energy & Turbine Technology program, which trains students in wind-turbine operations. With a bachelor's degree in science, an interest in the environment and an eye on the slumping economy, changing gears was a no-brainer. "This is one sector that's really growing," says Roggenkamp. "That was a big draw--that there's jobs, and it's projected there will still be jobs."

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