Sustainability Specialists

risk level
Based on 28 votes
by year 2032
or $36.53 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Business Operations Specialists, All Other.


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Automation risk

22% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

User poll

30% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 22% chance of automation.

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Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Business Operations Specialists, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 5.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Business Operations Specialists, All Other' was $75,990, or $36 per hour

'Business Operations Specialists, All Other' were paid 64.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 1,081,230 people employed as 'Business Operations Specialists, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around 0.7% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 136 people are employed as 'Business Operations Specialists, All Other'.

Job description

Address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.

SOC Code: 13-1199.05


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Stephen J. (Low) says
Requires a broad range of skills like the power of persuasion, "the human touch", and more.

Green jobs are the center people-based, they are made to help lift people out of poverty and pull us out of a waste-based society. This will affect all aspects of society that aren't so easily automatable.
Apr 19, 2022 at 04:54 AM

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