|Title||Interest Area||Summary||Average Earnings||Growth||Education Needed|
|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.
|$33,180||13%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
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.
|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%||High School Diploma|
|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.
|$43,480||7%||High School Diploma|
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.
|$58,080||-2%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
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.
|$32,760||7%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|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.
|$18,970||-3%||No Educational Requirements|
|Air Traffic Controller||Persuading||
Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart.
|$111,870||13%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|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%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|Airline or Commercial Pilot||Building||
Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. Commercial pilots fly aircraft for other reasons, such as charter flights, rescue operations, firefighting, aerial photography, and aerial application, also known as crop dusting.
|$111,680||12%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|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%||High School Diploma|
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%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|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.
|$28,360||5%||High School Diploma|
|Athlete or Sports Competitor||Building||
Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
|$30,850||23%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|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.
|$37,580||19%||High School Diploma|
|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%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.
|$23,450||2%||No Educational Requirements|
|Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist||Creating||
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.
|$24,333||20%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.
|$16,713||10%||No Educational Requirements|
|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%||High School Diploma|
|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.
Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
Boilermakers assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.
|$52,260||19%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|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%||High School Diploma|
|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%||No Educational Requirements|
|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%||High School Diploma|
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
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%||High School Diploma|
|Butcher or Meat Cutter||Building||
Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and package meat for retail sale.
|$28,490||5%||No Educational Requirements|
|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.
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%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|
|Cartographer or Photogrammetrist||Building||
Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information to create maps and charts for political, educational, and other purposes.
Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services.
|$16,980||4%||High School Diploma|
|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%||No Educational Requirements|
|Chef or Head Cook||Persuading||
Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants or other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.
|$33,870||6%||Vocational Training or Associate Degree|