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|Title||Summary||Average Yearly Pay||Holland Code||Job Growth|
|Accountant or Auditor||
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.
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.
|$84810||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||21%|
|Administrative Services Manager||
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||
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||
Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals. They contact potential clients, make sales presentations, and maintain client accounts.
|$43480||Creating, Persuading, Organizing||7%|
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||
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.
|$58080||Building, Thinking, Organizing||-2%|
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.
|$68730||Building, Thinking, Persuading||12%|
|Agricultural or Food Science Technician||
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.
|$32760||Building, Thinking, Organizing||7%|
|Agricultural or Food Scientist||
Agricultural and food scientists work to ensure that agricultural establishments are productive and food is safe.
|$57980||Building, Thinking, Organizing||16%|
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||
Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart.
|Aircraft or Avionics Equipment Mechanic or Technician||
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).
|$55230||Building, Thinking, Organizing||2%|
|Airline or Commercial Pilot||
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.
|$111680||Building, Thinking, Organizing||12%|
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.
|Architectural or Engineering Manager||
Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies.
|$119260||Building, Thinking, Persuading||9%|
|Assembler or Fabricator||
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||
Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
|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%|
|Atmospheric Scientist, Including Meteorologist||
Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how it affects human activity and the earth in general.
|Automotive Body or Glass Repairer||
Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.
|$37580||Building, Persuading, Organizing||19%|
|Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic||
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
|Bill or Account Collector||
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.
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
|$39020||Building, Thinking, Organizing||14%|
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.
|Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk||
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.
|Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons||
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.
|Broadcast or Sound Engineering Technician||
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.
|$39870||Building, Thinking, Organizing||10%|
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
|$65320||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||15%|
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.
|Butcher or Meat Cutter||
Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and package meat for retail sale.
|$28490||Building, Persuading, Organizing||5%|
|Career and Technical Education Teachers||
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.
|$37440||Building, Thinking, Organizing||13%|
|Cartographer or Photogrammetrist||
Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information to create maps and charts for political, educational, and other purposes.
|$57440||Building, Thinking, Organizing|
|Cement Mason or Terrazzo Worker||
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.
|Chef or Head Cook||
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.
|$33870||Building, Creating, Persuading||6%|
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.
Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, and produce chemical products and processes.
|$42040||Building, Thinking, Organizing||7%|
|Chemist or Materials Scientist||
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.
|$66230||Building, Thinking, Organizing||3%|
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.
|$74600||Building, Thinking, Organizing||24%|
|Civil Engineering Technician||
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.
|$46290||Building, Thinking, Organizing||12%|
|Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, or Investigator||
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much.
|Coach or Scout||
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.
|$28360||Building, Helping, Persuading||15%|
|Compensation or Benefits Manager||
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.
|$95259||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||3%|
|Compensation, Benefits, or Job Analysis Specialist||
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.
|Computer and IS Manager||
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.
|$112210||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||17%|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||
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.
|$97400||Building, Thinking, Organizing||4%|
|Computer Network Architect||
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.
|$75660||Building, Thinking, Organizing||22%|
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.
|Computer Support Specialist||
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.
|$43450||Building, Thinking, Organizing||14%|
|Computer Systems Analyst||
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.
|$75500||Building, Thinking, Organizing||20%|
|Computer, ATM, or Office Machine Repairer||
Computer, ATM, and office machine repairers install, fix, and maintain many of the machines that businesses, households, and other consumers use.
|$36620||Building, Thinking, Organizing||4%|
|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%|
|Construction Equipment Operator||
Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures.
|$40980||Building, Thinking, Organizing||19%|
|Construction Laborer or Helper||
Construction laborers and helpers do many basic tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from development to completion.
|$79860||Building, Persuading, Organizing||17%|
|Construction or Building Inspector||
Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
|$50180||Building, Thinking, Organizing||17%|
Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods. This may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
|$20507||Building, Persuading, Organizing||6%|
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.
|$38380||Building, Persuading, Organizing||9%|
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.
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.
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.
|Delivery Truck Driver or Driver/Sales Worker||
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.
|Dental or Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician or Medical Appliance Technician||
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.
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.
|$142870||Building, Thinking, Helping||16%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or Cardiovascular Technologist or Technician||
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.
|$47010||Building, Thinking, Helping||24%|
|Diesel Service Technician or Mechanic||
Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, and anything else with a diesel engine.
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.
|$32810||Building, Persuading, Organizing||13%|
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.
|Drywall or Ceiling Tile Installer, and Taper||
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.
|Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician||
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.
|Electrical or Electronics Engineer||
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).
|Electrical or Electronics Installer or Repairer||
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.
|$51220||Building, Thinking, Organizing||1%|
Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.
Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.
|$49550||Building, Thinking, Organizing||1%|
|Elevator Installer or Repairer||
Elevator installers and repairers install, fix, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other lifts.
|$76650||Building, Thinking, Organizing||25%|
|Emergency Management Director||
Emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. They also lead the response during and after emergencies, often in coordination with fire and law enforcement officials, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
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 Engineering Technician||
Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop.
|$45350||Building, Thinking, Organizing||18%|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technician||
Environmental science and protection technicians monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination, including those affecting health.
|$41240||Building, Thinking, Organizing||19%|
|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%|
|Farmer or Rancher or Other Agricultural Manager||
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers run establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products.
|$38750||Building, Persuading, Organizing||-8%|
Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
|$73150||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||20%|
Financial clerks do administrative work for banking, insurance, and other companies. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
|Fire Inspector or Investigator||
Fire inspectors visit and inspect buildings and other structures, such as sports arenas and shopping malls, to search for fire hazards and to ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. They also test and inspect fire protection and fire extinguishing equipment to ensure that it works. Fire investigators determine the origin and cause of fires by searching the surrounding scene and collecting evidence.
Firefighters control fires and respond to other emergencies, including medical emergencies.
|$55850||Building, Helping, Persuading||19%|
|Fishers or Related Fishing Workers||
Fishers and related fishing workers catch and trap various types of marine life. The fish they catch are for human food, animal feed, bait, and other uses.
|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%|
|Food and Tobacco Processing Worker||
Food and tobacco processing workers operate equipment that mixes, cooks, or processes ingredients used in the manufacturing of food or tobacco products.
|Food Preparation Worker||
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the guidance of cooks or food supervisors. They prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and do many other tasks.
|Food Service Manager||
Food service managers are responsible for the daily operations of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages to customers. Managers ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience.
|$48130||Building, Persuading, Organizing||-3%|
|Forensic Science Technician||
Forensic science technicians help investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Many technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis. Most forensic science technicians spend some time writing reports.
|$52840||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
|Forest or Conservation Technician||
Forest and conservation technicians measure and improve the quality of forests, rangeland, and other natural areas.
|$33920||Building, Thinking, Persuading||-4%|
|Forest or Conservation Worker||
Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests. Under the supervision of foresters and forest and conservation technicians, they develop, maintain, and protect forests.
|$21960||Building, Thinking, Organizing||9%|
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%|
|Gaming Services Worker||
Gaming services workers serve customers in gambling establishments, such as casinos or racetracks. Some workers tend slot machines deal cards, or oversee other gaming activities such as keno or bingo. Others take bets or pay out winnings. Still others supervise or manage gaming workers and operations.
|$20210||Building, Persuading, Organizing||10%|
|General Maintenance or Repair Worker||
General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.
|$35210||Building, Thinking, Organizing||9%|
|General Office Clerk||
General office clerks perform a variety of administrative tasks, including answering telephones, typing or word processing, making copies of documents, and maintaining records.
|$25320||Building, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
|Geological or Petroleum Technician||
Geological and petroleum technicians provide support to scientists and engineers in exploring and extracting natural resources, such as minerals, oil, and natural gas.
|$52700||Building, Thinking, Organizing||15%|
Glaziers install windows, skylights, and other glass products in storefronts and buildings.
|Grounds Maintenance Worker||
Grounds maintenance workers provide a pleasant outdoor environment by ensuring that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy.
|Hand Laborer or Material Mover||
Hand laborers and material movers transport objects without using machines. Some workers move freight, stock, or other materials around in storage facilities; others clean vehicles; some pick up unwanted household goods; and still others pack materials for moving.
|Hazardous Material Removal Worker||
Hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers identify and dispose of asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, and other hazardous materials. They also neutralize and clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
|Health and Safety Engineer||
Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to prevent people from getting sick or injured and to keep property from being damaged. They combine knowledge of systems engineering and of health and safety to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other consumer products will not cause harm to people or buildings.
|$72490||Building, Thinking, Organizing||10%|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer||
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.
|$38160||Building, Thinking, Organizing||28%|
|Heavy or Tractor-trailer Truck Driver||
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks whose gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeds 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.
|Heavy Vehicle or Mobile Equipment Service Technician||
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.
|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%|
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient ways to use workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service
|$73820||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||14%|
|Industrial Engineering Technician||
Industrial engineering technicians plan ways to effectively use personnel, materials, and machines in factories, stores, health care organizations, repair shops, and offices. As assistants to industrial engineers, they help prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
|$48210||Building, Thinking, Organizing||4%|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic or Maintenance Worker or Millwright||
Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites.
|$44160||Building, Thinking, Organizing||19%|
|Industrial Production Manager||
Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.
Information clerks provide administrative and clerical support in a variety of settings. They help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to customers’ questions or concerns.
|$29990||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||7%|
|Information Security Analyst||
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organizations computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increase.
|$86170||Building, Thinking, Organizing||37%|
Insulation workers install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings and their mechanical systems to help control and maintain temperature. Workers are often referred to as insulators.
|Insurance Sales Agent||
Insurance sales agents help insurance companies generate new business by contacting potential customers and selling one or more types of insurance. Insurance sales agents explain various insurance policies and help clients choose plans that suit them.
|$45430||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums.
|$56790||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||-4%|
|Janitor or Building Cleaner||
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
|Judge or Hearing Officer||
Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts. They also conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, facilitate negotiations between opposing parties, and issue legal decisions.
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.
|Line Installer or Repairer||
Line installers and repairers (also known as line workers) install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.
|$54700||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%|
Logging workers harvest thousands of acres of forests each year. The timber they harvest provides the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.
|$30720||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.
|Machinist or Tool and Die Maker||
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
|$34820||Building, Thinking, Organizing||-5%|
|Maid or Housekeeping Cleaner||
Maids and housekeeping cleaners perform general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and commercial establishments.
|Management Consultant or Analyst||
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
|$73570||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||24%|
|Marine Engineer or Naval Architect||
Marine engineers and naval architects design, build, and maintain ships from aircraft carriers to submarines, from sailboats to tankers. Marine engineers work on the mechanical systems, such as propulsion and steering. Naval architects work on the basic design, including the form and stability of hulls.
|Material Moving Machine Operator||
Material moving machine operators use machinery to transport various objects. Some operators move construction materials around building sites or the land around a mine. Others move goods around a warehouse or onto container ships.
|Material Recording Clerk||
Material recording clerks keep track of information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.
|$24810||Building, Persuading, Organizing||1%|
Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and snow skis. They work with metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and other substances to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.
|$81820||Building, Thinking, Persuading||9%|
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
|$74920||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Technician||
Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, and other equipment. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
|$28300||Building, Helping, Organizing||34%|
|Medical Equipment Repairer||
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
|$41520||Building, Thinking, Organizing||27%|
|Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician||
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
|$44440||Building, Thinking, Organizing||14%|
|Medical or Health Services Manager||
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
|$80240||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||16%|
|Medical Records or Health Information Technician||
Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare professionals make and convert them into written reports. They may also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.
|Meeting or Convention Planner||
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events. They choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details.
|$44260||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||16%|
|Metal or Plastic Machine Worker||
Metal and plastic machine workers set up and operate machines that cut, shape, and form metal and plastic materials or pieces.
|$31910||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
Members of the U.S. military service train for and perform a variety of tasks in order to maintain the U.S. national defense. Servicemembers work in occupations specific to the military, such as fighter pilots or infantrymen. Many other members work in occupations that are equivalent to civilian occupations, such as nurses, doctors, and lawyers.
|Building, Persuading, Organizing|
|Mining or Geological Engineer||
Mining and geological engineers design mines for the safe and efficient removal of minerals such as coal and metals for manufacturing and utilities.
|$75960||Building, Thinking, Persuading||15%|
Models pose for artists, photographers, or customers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances.
|$26360||Building, Creating, Persuading||16%|
|Natural Sciences Manager||
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They plan and direct research and development projects and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.
|Network or Computer Systems Administrator||
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
|$72560||Building, Thinking, Organizing||12%|
Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Many of these engineers find industrial and medical uses for radioactive materials—for example, in equipment used in medical diagnosis and treatment.
|$97080||Building, Thinking, Organizing||11%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologist||
Nuclear medicine technologists use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient’s body. They prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients undergoing the scans. The radioactive drugs cause abnormal areas of the body to appear different from normal areas in the images.
|$66660||Building, Thinking, Helping||16%|
Nuclear technicians assist physicists, engineers, and other professionals in nuclear research and nuclear production. They operate special equipment used in these activities and monitor the levels of radiation that are produced.
|$69060||Building, Thinking, Organizing||15%|
|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.
|Operations Research Analyst||
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
|$69000||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||22%|
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%|
|Orthotist or Prosthetist||
Orthotists and prosthetists, also called O&P professionals, design medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them. These devices include artificial limbs (arms, hands, legs, and feet), braces, and other medical or surgical devices.
|$62670||Building, Thinking, Helping||36%|
Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.
|Paralegal or Legal Assistant||
Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.
|$46120||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||28%|
|Personal Financial Advisor||
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions.
|$69050||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||30%|
|Pest Control Worker||
Pest control workers control, manage, or remove unwanted creatures, such as roaches, rats, ants, termites, and bedbugs, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the earth’s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells.
|$108020||Building, Thinking, Organizing||18%|
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients.
|$106410||Thinking, Helping, Organizing||17%|
|Pharmacy Technician or Aide||
Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.
|$29730||Building, Thinking, Organizing||27%|
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.
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.
|Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter||
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to and in businesses, homes, and factories.
|$43880||Building, Thinking, Organizing||16%|
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%|
|Police Officer or Detective||
Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.
|Postal Service Worker||
Postal Service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.
|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.
|Power Plant Operator||
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.
Printing workers produce print material in three stages: prepress, press, and binding and finishing. They review specifications, calibrate color settings on printers, identify and fix problems with printing equipment, and assemble pages.
|Private Detective or Investigator||
Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters.
|Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist||
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes.
|$45910||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||19%|
|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.
|Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager||
Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value.
|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.
|Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents||
Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents buy products for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality.
|Quality Control Inspector||
Quality control inspectors examine products and materials for defects or deviations from manufacturers’ or industry specifications.
|$34460||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.
|$72910||Building, Helping, Organizing||27%|
|Radiologic or MRI Technologists||
Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.
|$52210||Building, Helping, Organizing||17%|
Workers in railroad occupations ensure that passenger and freight trains run on time and travel safely. Some workers drive trains, some coordinate the activities of the trains, while others operate signals and switches in the rail yard.
|$52400||Building, Persuading, Organizing||-3%|
|Real Estate Appraiser or Assessor||
Appraisers and assessors of real estate estimate the value of real property—land and the buildings on that land— before it is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed.
|$47370||Building, Persuading, Organizing||5%|
|Real Estate Broker or Sales Agent||
Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker.
Roofers repair and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, asphalt, and metal.
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.
|$83100||Building, Thinking, Persuading||9%|
Sales managers direct sales teams of organizations. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the sales representatives of the organization.
|Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing||
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
|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.
|Securities, Commodities, or Financial Services Sales Agent||
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.
|Security Guard or Gaming Surveillance Officer||
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity.
|$26155||Building, Persuading, Organizing||14%|
Semiconductor processors oversee the manufacturing of semiconductor devices, which are commonly known as integrated circuits or microchips. These microchips are found in all electronic devices—including cell phones, cars, and laptops—and are an important part of modern life.
|$32230||Building, Thinking, Organizing||-32%|
|Sheet Metal Worker||
Sheet metal workers fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air conditioning.
|Small Engine Mechanic||
Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. Mechanics often specialize in one type of equipment, such as motorcycles, motorboats, or outdoor power equipment.
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%|
|Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator||
Stationary engineers and boiler operators control stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or for industrial purposes.
|$49790||Building, Thinking, Organizing||5%|
Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
|Structural Iron or Steel Worker||
Structural iron and steel workers install iron or steel beams, girders, and columns to form buildings, bridges, and other structures. They are commonly referred to as ironworkers.
|$46140||Building, Thinking, Organizing||22%|
Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.
|$38740||Building, Helping, Organizing||25%|
|Surveying or Mapping Technician||
Surveying and mapping technicians assist surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists. Together, they collect data and make maps of the earth’s surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps.
Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects.
|$46427||Building, Thinking, Organizing||19%|
|Tax Examiner or Collector or Revenue Agent||
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents ensure that federal, state, and local governments get their tax money from businesses and citizens. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments.
|Taxi Driver or Chauffeur||
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs drive people to and from the places they need to go, such as airports, homes, shopping centers, and workplaces. They must know their way around a city in order to take both residents and visitors to their destinations.
|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%|
Tellers are responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank. These transactions include cashing checks, depositing money, and collecting loan payments.
|Tile or Marble Setter||
Tile and marble setters apply hard tile and marble to walls, floors, and other surfaces.
|$38110||Building, Creating, Organizing||25%|
Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.
|Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official||
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials preside over competitive athletic or sporting events to help maintain standards of play. They detect infractions and decide penalties according to the rules of the game.
|$23290||Building, Persuading, Organizing||8%|
|Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant System Operator||
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators manage a system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.
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%|
|Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer||
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers weld or join metal parts. They also fill holes, indentions, or seams of metal products, using hand-held welding equipment.
Woodworkers build a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood.