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|Title||Summary||Average Yearly Pay||Holland Code||Job Growth|
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.
|Animal Caretaker, Groomer, or Trainer||
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.
|Anthropologist or Archaeologist||
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.
|$53910||Building, Thinking, Creating||28%|
|Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators||
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.
|Archivist or Curator||
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.
|$42967||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||20%|
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.
|Athletic Trainers or Exercise Physiologist||
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.
|$39640||Building, Thinking, Helping||37%|
Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems, using advanced technology and procedures.
|Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist||
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.
|$24333||Creating, Helping, Persuading||20%|
|Child Care Worker||
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.
Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
|$66490||Building, Thinking, Helping||20%|
|Conservation Scientist or Forester||
Conservation scientists and foresters manage overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.
|$56235||Building, Thinking, Persuading||12%|
|Craft or Fine Artist||
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.
|$29080||Building, Creating, Persuading||7%|
|Dancer or Choreographer||
Dancers and choreographers express ideas and stories, using dance. There are many types of dance such as ballet, tango, modern dance, tap, and jazz.
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.
|Dietitian or Nutritionist||
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.
|$50590||Thinking, Helping, Persuading||9%|
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.
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.
|$74020||Building, Thinking, Organizing||31%|
|Environmental Scientist or Specialist||
Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policy makers, or work with industry to reduce waste.
|$59750||Building, Thinking, Organizing||28%|
Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through community education and health policy.
Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.
|$61160||Building, Creating, Persuading||1%|
|Film and Video Editor or Camera Operator||
Film and video editors and camera operators record images that entertain or inform an audience. Camera operators capture a wide range of material for TV shows, motion pictures, music videos, documentaries, or news and sporting events. Editors construct the final productions from the many different images camera operators capture. They collaborate with producers and directors to create the final production.
|$46115||Building, Thinking, Creating||11%|
|Fitness Trainer or Instructor||
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
|$29210||Building, Helping, Persuading||29%|
Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories.
|$23320||Building, Creating, Persuading||-3%|
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other donations for an organization. They may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.
|$50680||Creating, Persuading, Organizing||17%|
|Funeral Service Occupations||
Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral.
|$52210||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They provide information and advice to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions.
|$56800||Thinking, Creating, Helping||41%|
Geographers study the earth and its land, features, and inhabitants. They also examine phenomena such as political or cultural structures as they relate to geography. They study the physical and human geographic characteristics of a region, ranging in scale from local to global.
|$66600||Building, Thinking, Creating||26%|
Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
|Health Educator or Community Health Worker||
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
|High School Teacher||
High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
|$49140||Creating, Helping, Persuading||13%|
Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.
|Home Health Aide||
Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
|Human Resources Manager||
Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
|Human Resources Specialist or Labor Relations Specialist||
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Labor relations specialists interpret and administer labor contracts regarding issues such as wages and salaries, employee welfare, healthcare, pensions, and union and management practices.
|$55640||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||7%|
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers focus on the user experience in creating style and function for a particular gadget or appliance.
|$57350||Building, Creating, Persuading||9%|
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.
|$60050||Thinking, Helping, Persuading||13%|
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.
|Interpreter or Translator||
Interpreters and translators convert information from one language to another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, translators in written language.
|Kindergarten or Elementary School Teacher||
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.
Landscape architects plan and design land areas for parks, recreational facilities, private homes, campuses, and other open spaces.
|$58960||Building, Thinking, Creating||20%|
Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.
|$52530||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||8%|
|Library Technician or Assistant||
Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library. They assist patrons, organize library materials and information, and perform clerical and administrative tasks.
|$24740||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||10%|
Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably.
|$45800||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||5%|
|Market Research Analyst||
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
|$48645||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||28%|
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
|Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist||
Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with their family and relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions, to help the clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.
|Middle School Teacher||
Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grades. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for the more difficult curriculum they will face in high school.
|Multimedia Artist or Animator||
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
|Music Director or Composer||
Music directors (also called conductors) lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.
|$47350||Creating, Helping, Persuading||5%|
|Musician or Singer||
Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.
|Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner||
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and they may provide primary and specialty health care. The scope of practice varies from state to state.
|Occupational Health and Safety Specialist||
Occupational health and safety specialists analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.
|Occupational Health and Safety Technician||
Occupational health and safety technicians collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace. Technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.
Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
|Occupational Therapy Assistant or Aide||
Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants are directly involved in providing therapy to patients, while occupational therapy aides typically perform support activities. Both assistants and aides work under the direction of occupational therapists.
Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose, and treat visual problems, and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
|$96320||Building, Thinking, Helping||24%|
|Personal Financial Advisor||
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions.
|$69050||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||30%|
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries.
|$72790||Building, Thinking, Helping||30%|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||
Physical therapist assistants (sometimes called PTAs) and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
|$34950||Building, Thinking, Helping||35%|
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.
|$81320||Building, Thinking, Helping||39%|
|Physician or Surgeon||
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.
|Physicist or Astronomer||
Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Physicists and astronomers in applied fields may develop new military technologies or new sources of energy, or monitor space debris that could endanger satellites.
Podiatrists provide medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.
|$113560||Building, Thinking, Helping||9%|
Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues.
|$104130||Thinking, Creating, Helping||19%|
|Postsecondary Education Administrator||
Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.
|Preschool or Childcare Center Director||
Preschool and childcare center directors direct and lead staffs, oversee daily activities, and prepare plans and budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.
|$42960||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||25%|
Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.
|Producer or Director||
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
|Professor or College Instructor||
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
|Psychiatric Technician or Aide||
Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment.
|$27440||Building, Helping, Organizing||5%|
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.
|$64140||Thinking, Creating, Helping||12%|
|Public Relations Manager||
Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.
|Public Relations Specialist||
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
|$51280||Creating, Helping, Persuading||24%|
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreational therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and community reintegration field trips to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Rehabilitation counselors help people with emotional and physical disabilities live independently. They work with clients to overcome or manage the personal, social, and professional effects of disabilities on employment or independent living.
|Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst||
Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.
|$45055||Thinking, Creating, Persuading||-6%|
Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.
|$52200||Building, Thinking, Helping||21%|
|School or Career Counselor||
School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions, by helping them choose a career or educational program.
|Secretary or Administrative Assistant||
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
|$28640||Building, Helping, Persuading||40%|
|Social or Community Service Manager||
Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They direct and lead staff who provide services to the public.
|Social or Human Service Assistant||
Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult times or get additional support. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that people develop.
|$68570||Thinking, Creating, Helping||22%|
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.
|$93350||Building, Thinking, Organizing||22%|
|Special Education Teacher||
Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.
Speech-language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems.
|$62930||Thinking, Creating, Helping||19%|
Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
|Substance Abuse or Behavioral Disorder Counselor||
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.
Survey researchers design surveys and analyze data. Surveys are used to collect factual data, such as employment and salary information, or to ask questions in order to understand people’s opinions, preferences, beliefs, or desires.
|$36050||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||24%|
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
|Teacher, Adult Literacy or Remedial Education||
Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers instruct adults in basic skills, such as reading, writing, and speaking English. They also help students earn their high school diploma.
|$44520||Creating, Helping, Persuading||15%|
Technical writers, also called technical communicators, produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.
|$61620||Thinking, Creating, Organizing||18%|
|Training or Development Manager||
Training and development managers plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.
|Training or Development Specialist||
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and admission to entertainment activities to individuals and groups planning trips. They offer advice on destinations, plan trip itineraries, and make travel arrangements for clients.
|Urban or Regional Planner||
Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for the use of land. Their plans help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
|$59810||Thinking, Creating, Persuading||19%|
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
|Veterinary Technologist or Technician||
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals.
Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. They also may create content for the site.
|$62500||Building, Thinking, Organizing||20%|
|Writer or Author||
Writers and authors develop original written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, and online publications.
|Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist||
Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats.