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Title Interest Area Summary Average Earnings Growth Education Needed
Chemical Engineer Thinking

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale safe and sustainable manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production.

$84,680 -2% Bachelor's Degree
Chemical Technician Thinking

Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, and produce chemical products and processes.

$42,040 7% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Chemist or Materials Scientist Thinking

Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which substances react with each other. They use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.

$66,230 3% Bachelor's Degree
Child Care Worker Helping

Childcare workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They care for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten or help older children with homework.

$18,240 11% High School Diploma
Chiropractor Helping

Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

$66,490 20% Graduate Degree
Civil Engineer Building

Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

$74,600 24% Bachelor's Degree
Civil Engineering Technician Building

Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers plan and design the construction of highways, bridges, utilities, and other major infrastructure projects. They also help with commercial, residential, and land development.

$46,290 12% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, or Investigator Organizing

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much.

$54,600 7% No Educational Requirements
Coach or Scout Helping

Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches are also involved in scouting.

$28,360 15% Bachelor's Degree
Compensation or Benefits Manager Persuading

Compensation managers plan, direct, and coordinate how much an organization pays its employees and how employees are paid. Benefits managers plan, direct, and coordinate retirement plans, health insurance, and other benefits that an organization offers its employees.

$95,259 3% Bachelor's Degree
Compensation, Benefits, or Job Analysis Specialist Organizing

Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists help conduct an organization’s compensation and benefits programs. They also evaluate job positions to determine details such as classification and salary.

$59,090 6% Bachelor's Degree
Computer and IS Manager Persuading

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

$112,210 17% Bachelor's Degree
Computer Hardware Engineer Thinking

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. By creating new directions in computer hardware, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology.

$97,400 4% Bachelor's Degree
Computer Network Architect Organizing

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from a small connection between two offices to a multinational series of globally distributed communications systems.

$75,660 22% Bachelor's Degree
Computer or Information Research Scientist Thinking

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

$97,970 24% Graduate Degree
Computer Programmer Thinking

Computer programmers write code to create software programs. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

$69,620 -3% Bachelor's Degree
Computer Support Specialist Building

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

$43,450 14% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Computer Systems Analyst Thinking

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

$75,500 20% Bachelor's Degree
Computer, ATM, or Office Machine Repairer Building

Computer, ATM, and office machine repairers install, fix, and maintain many of the machines that businesses, households, and other consumers use.

$36,620 4% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Conservation Scientist or Forester Building

Conservation scientists and foresters manage overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.

$56,235 12% Bachelor's Degree
Construction Equipment Operator Building

Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures.

$40,980 19% High School Diploma
Construction Laborer or Helper Building

Construction laborers and helpers do many basic tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.

$28,410 25% No Educational Requirements
Construction Manager Persuading

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from development to completion.

$79,860 17% Bachelor's Degree
Construction or Building Inspector Building

Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

$50,180 17% High School Diploma
Cook Building

Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods. This may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.

$20,507 6% High School Diploma
Correctional Officer Building

Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison.

$38,380 9% High School Diploma
Cost Estimator Organizing

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. They generally specialize in a particular industry or type of product.

$56,510 25% Bachelor's Degree
Court Reporter Organizing

Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, at business meetings, or in classrooms.

$49,710 18% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Craft or Fine Artist Creating

Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.

$29,080 7% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Customer Service Representative Persuading

Customer service representatives handle customer complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.

$28,720 18% High School Diploma
Dancer or Choreographer Creating

Dancers and choreographers express ideas and stories, using dance. There are many types of dance such as ballet, tango, modern dance, tap, and jazz.

$24,440 6% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Database Administrator Organizing

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

$69,050 30% Bachelor's Degree
Delivery Truck Driver or Driver/Sales Worker Building

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages and small shipments within a local region or urban area. They drive trucks with a 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity or less. Most of the time, they transport merchandise from a distribution center to businesses and households.

$27,530 5% High School Diploma
Dental Assistant Organizing

Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

$32,380 36% High School Diploma
Dental Hygienist Helping

Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

$66,570 36% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Dental or Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician or Medical Appliance Technician Building

Dental and ophthalmic laboratory technicians and medical appliance technicians construct, fit, or repair devices that increase function in the lives of patients. These devices include dentures, eyeglasses, and prosthetics.

$33,070 7% High School Diploma
Dentist Thinking

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.

$142,870 16% Graduate Degree
Desktop Publisher Creating

Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other items that are printed or put online. They collect the text, graphics, and other materials they will need and format them into a finished product.

$36,600 -23% No Educational Requirements
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or Cardiovascular Technologist or Technician, Including Vascular Technologist Building

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical procedures.

$47,010 24% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Diesel Service Technician or Mechanic Building

Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, and anything else with a diesel engine.

$40,850 15% High School Diploma
Dietitian or Nutritionist Thinking

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

$50,590 9% Bachelor's Degree
Dispensing Optician Persuading

Dispensing opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists. They also help customers decide which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to buy.

$32,810 13% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Drafter Creating

Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.

$47,483 4% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Drywall or Ceiling Tile Installer, and Taper Building

Drywall and ceiling tile installers hang wallboards to walls and ceilings and install ceiling tile inside buildings. Tapers prepare the wallboards for painting, using tape and other materials. Many workers do both installing and taping.

$38,106 12% High School Diploma
Economist Thinking

Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.

$83,590 6% Graduate Degree
Editor Creating

Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

$49,990 0% Bachelor's Degree
Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician Building

Electrical or electronic engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.

$56,040 2% Vocational Training or Associate Degree
Electrical or Electronics Engineer Building

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).

$82,160 2% Bachelor's Degree
Electrical or Electronics Installer or Repairer Building

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.

$51,220 1%
Electrician Building

Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

$44,640 12% Vocational Training or Associate Degree