|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.
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.
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.
Coordinate an office's administrative activities and store, retrieve, and integrate information for dissemination to staff and clients.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
|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.
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.
|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.
|Agricultural or Food Scientist||Thinking||
Agricultural and food scientists work to ensure that agricultural establishments are productive and food is safe.
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.
|Air Traffic Controller||Persuading||
Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart.
|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).
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures.
|Architectural or Engineering Manager||Persuading||
Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies.
|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.
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.
|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.
|Athlete or Sports Competitor||Building||
Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
|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.
|Atmospheric Scientist, Including Meteorologist||Thinking||
Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how it affects human activity and the earth in general.
Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems, using advanced technology and procedures.
|Automotive Body or Glass Repairer||Building||
Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.
|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.
Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.
|Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist||Creating||
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.
Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.
|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.
|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.
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
Develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices.
Make, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.
Set up, operate, and maintain the machinery to create bound books, magazines, and catalogs.
|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.
|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, and movies and in office and school buildings.
Develop, analyze, and execute budgets, and as estimate future financial needs for private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Examine buildings, highways, streets and other structures to ensure that their construction, alteration, or repair complies with building codes and regulations.
Bus drivers transport people between various places—including, work, school, shopping malls—and across state and national borders. Some drive regular routes, and others transport passengers on chartered trips or sightseeing tours. They drive a range of vehicles, from 15-passenger buses to 60-foot articulated buses (with two connected sections) that can carry more than 100 passengers.
|Butcher or Meat Cutter||Building||
Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and package meat for retail sale.
|Buyer or Purchasing Agent||Persuading||
Buy a vast array of goods and services for resale, processing, or use within companies or institutions.
|Camera Operator or Film Editor||Building||
Use cameras to shoot a wide range of material, including television series, studio programs, news and sporting events; edit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture and television industries.
|Cardiovascular Technologist or Technician||Building||
Assist physicians in diagnosing and treating ailments of the heart and blood vessels; administer tests, examine patient data, and assist during medical procedures.
Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.
Carpet installers lay carpet in homes, offices, restaurants, and many other types of buildings.