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Title Interest Area Summary Average Earnings Growth
Accountant or Auditor Organizing

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

$59,430 22%
Actor Creating

Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They also work at theme parks or other live events. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

$33,180 13%
Actuary Organizing

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.

$84,810 21%
Administrative Assistant Organizing

Coordinate an office's administrative activities and store, retrieve, and integrate information for dissemination to staff and clients.

$29,050 11%
Administrative Services Manager Persuading

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.

$73,520 12%
Advertising and Promotions Manager Persuading

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

$80,222 -2%
Advertising Sales Agent Persuading

Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals. They contact potential clients, make sales presentations, and maintain client accounts.

$43,480 7%
Aerospace Engineer Thinking

Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

$92,520 10%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Building

Aerospace engineering and operations technicians operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing, and producing new aircraft and spacecraft. Increasingly, these workers are using computer-based modeling and simulation tools and processes in their work.

$58,080 -2%
Agricultural Engineer Thinking

Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities. These activities range from aquaculture (raising food, such as fish, that thrive in water) to land farming to forestry; from developing biofuels to improving conservation; from planning animal environments to finding better ways to process food.

$68,730 12%
Agricultural or Food Science Technician Building

Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists by performing duties such as measuring and analyzing the quality of food and agricultural products.

$32,760 7%
Agricultural or Food Scientist Thinking

Agricultural and food scientists work to ensure that agricultural establishments are productive and food is safe.

$57,980 16%
Agricultural Worker Building

Agricultural workers maintain the quality of farms, crops, and livestock by operating machinery and doing physical labor under the supervision of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.

$18,970 -3%
Air Traffic Controller Persuading

Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart.

$111,870 13%
Aircraft or Avionics Equipment Mechanic or Technician Building

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also may perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

$55,230 2%
Animal Caretaker, Groomer, or Trainer Building

Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

$19,360 21%
Announcer Creating

Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics or other important events. Some act as masters of ceremonies (emcees) or disc jockeys (DJs) at weddings, parties, or clubs.

$25,900 -4%
Anthropologist or Archaeologist Thinking

Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans. They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.

$53,910 28%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Helping

Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators help resolve conflicts outside of the court system by facilitating negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties.

$61,280 10%
Architect Creating

Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures.

$70,320 16%
Architectural or Engineering Manager Persuading

Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies.

$119,260 9%
Archivist or Curator Organizing

Archivists appraise, edit, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. Curators oversee collections of artwork and historic items, and may conduct public service activities for an institution. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore objects and documents in museum collections and exhibits.

$42,967 20%
Art Director Creating

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

$76,980 12%
Assembler or Fabricator Building

Assemblers and fabricators assemble both finished products and the parts that go into them. They use tools, machines, and their hands to make engines, computers, aircraft, toys, electronic devices, and more.

$28,360 5%
Athlete or Sports Competitor Building

Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.

$30,850 23%
Athletic Trainers or Exercise Physiologist Helping

Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses. Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.

$39,640 37%
Atmospheric Scientist, Including Meteorologist Thinking

Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how it affects human activity and the earth in general.

$81,290 15%
Audiologist Thinking

Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems, using advanced technology and procedures.

$62,030 25%
Automotive Body or Glass Repairer Building

Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.

$37,580 19%
Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic Building

Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

$33,760 5%
Baker Building

Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

$23,450 2%
Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist Creating

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.

$24,333 20%
Bartender Helping

Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.

$16,713 10%
Bill or Account Collector Organizing

Bill and account collectors, sometimes called collectors, try to recover payment on overdue bills. They negotiate repayment plans with debtors and help them find solutions to make paying their overdue bills easier.

$29,460 19%
Biochemist or Biophysicist Thinking

Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, and heredity.

$79,390 31%
Biological Technician Building

Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

$39,020 14%
Biomedical Engineer Thinking

Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

$77,400 72%
Boilermaker Building

Boilermakers assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.

$52,260 19%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Persuading

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

$34,030 14%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons Building

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons (or, simply, masons) use bricks, concrete blocks, and natural and man-made stones to build fences, walkways, walls, and other structures.

$40,110 12%
Broadcast or Sound Engineering Technician Building

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, movies and in office and school buildings.

$39,870 10%
Budget Analyst Organizing

Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.

$65,320 15%
Bus Driver Building

Bus drivers transport people between various places—including work, school, and shopping malls—and across state or national borders. Some drive regular routes, and others transport passengers on chartered trips or sightseeing tours.

$29,550 9%
Butcher or Meat Cutter Building

Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and package meat for retail sale.

$28,490 5%
Career and Technical Education Teachers Helping

Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation.

$49,725 9%
Carpenter Building

Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.

$37,440 13%
Cartographer or Photogrammetrist Building

Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information to create maps and charts for political, educational, and other purposes.

Cashier Organizing

Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

$16,980 4%
Cement Mason or Terrazzo Worker Building

Cement masons pour, smooth, and finish concrete floors, sidewalks, roads, and curbs. Using a cement mixture, terrazzo workers create durable and decorative surfaces for floors and stairways.

$35,830 29%
Chef Persuading

Use creativity and knowledge of food to develop and prepare recipes, direct cooks in the kitchen, deal with food-related concerns, and provide leadership.

$33,870 6%