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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.

$59,430 22% Bachelor's Degree
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% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
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% Bachelor's Degree
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.

$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% High School Diploma
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% Bachelor's Degree
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 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% Bachelor's Degree
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.

$57,980 16% Bachelor's Degree
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% 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
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% 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.

$53,910 28% Graduate Degree
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% Bachelor's Degree
Architect Creating

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

$70,320 16% Bachelor's Degree
Architectural or Engineering Manager Persuading

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

$119,260 9% Bachelor's Degree
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% Graduate Degree
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% Bachelor's Degree
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.

$39,640 37% Bachelor's Degree
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% Bachelor's Degree
Audiologist Thinking

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

$62,030 25% Graduate Degree
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
Baker Building

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
Bartender Helping

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.

$79,390 31% Graduate Degree
Biological Technician Building

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

$39,020 14% Bachelor's Degree
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% Bachelor's Degree
Boilermaker Building

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 Analyst Organizing

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

$65,320 15% Bachelor's Degree
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% 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.

$49,725 9% Bachelor's Degree
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% 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.

$57,440 Bachelor's Degree
Cashier Organizing

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