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|Title||Summary||Average Yearly Pay||Holland Code||Job Growth|
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|
Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.
Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services.
|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.
|Waiter or Waitress||
Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food and beverages to customers in dining establishments.
|$18330||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||9%|
|Food and Beverage Serving or Related Worker||
Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in restaurants, cafeterias, and other eating and drinking establishments.
|$18400||Building, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
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.
|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.
|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.
|Manicurist or Pedicurist||
Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.
|$19220||Building, Helping, Persuading||16%|
|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.
|Maid or Housekeeping Cleaner||
Maids and housekeeping cleaners perform general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and commercial establishments.
|Retail Sales Worker||
Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts salespersons). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.
|Personal Care Aide||
Personal care aides help clients with self-care and everyday tasks, and provide companionship.
|$19910||Building, Helping, Organizing||49%|
|Laundry or Dry-cleaning Worker||
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers clean clothing, linens, drapes, and other articles, using washing, drying, and dry-cleaning machines. They also may clean leather, suede, furs, and rugs.
|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%|
Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods. This may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
|$20507||Building, Persuading, Organizing||6%|
|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.
Recreation workers design and lead leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
|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%|
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
|Janitor or Building Cleaner||
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
|Nursing Assistant or Orderly||
Nursing assistants and orderlies help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
|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.
|Pharmacy Technician or Aide||
Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
|Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker||
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers look after animals in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They care for the well-being of animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, scientists, and veterinary technologists and technicians.
|$23130||Building, Thinking, Helping||10%|
|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%|
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%|
|Slaughterer, Meat Packer, or Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutter or Trimmer||
Slaughterers, meat packers, and meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers kill, clean, or prepare animals for sale or further processing. They also cut, prepare, or package meats for wholesale or retail sale.
Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.
Receptionists perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.
|$23600||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||15%|
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.
Tellers are responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank. These transactions include cashing checks, depositing money, and collecting loan payments.
|Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist||
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.
|$24333||Creating, Helping, Persuading||20%|
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
Woodworkers build a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood.
|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%|
|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.
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.
|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%|
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%|
|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.
|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%|
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic||
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
|$28200||Building, Thinking, Helping||9%|
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%|
|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.
|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%|
|Construction Laborer or Helper||
Construction laborers and helpers do many basic tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.
|Butcher or Meat Cutter||
Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and package meat for retail sale.
|$28490||Building, Persuading, Organizing||5%|
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
|$28640||Building, Helping, Persuading||40%|
|Customer Service Representative||
Customer service representatives handle customer complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.
|$28720||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||18%|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.
|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.
|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.
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.
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%|
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%|
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.
|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.
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%|
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.
|Athlete or Sports Competitor||
Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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%|
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%|
Roofers repair and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, asphalt, and metal.
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.
|$32380||Building, Helping, Organizing||36%|
Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.
|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%|
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%|
|Painting and Coating Worker||
Painting and coating workers paint and coat a wide range of products, including cars, jewelry, and ceramics.
|$32850||Building, Thinking, Organizing||4%|
|Jeweler or Precious Stone and Metal Worker||
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.
|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.
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.
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.
Financial clerks do administrative work for banking, insurance, and other companies. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
|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.
Glaziers install windows, skylights, and other glass products in storefronts and buildings.
|Quality Control Inspector||
Quality control inspectors examine products and materials for defects or deviations from manufacturers’ or industry specifications.
|$34460||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
|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%|
|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%|
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.
|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%|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Flight attendants provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers.
|$35930||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||8%|
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%|
|Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher||
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, also called 9-1-1 operators or public safety telecommunicators, answer emergency and nonemergency calls.
|$36300||Building, Persuading, Organizing||8%|
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.
|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%|
|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.
|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.
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%|
|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%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||
Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers, often called PV installers, assemble, install, or maintain solar panel systems on roofs or other structures.
|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.
|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.
|Tile or Marble Setter||
Tile and marble setters apply hard tile and marble to walls, floors, and other surfaces.
|$38110||Building, Creating, Organizing||25%|
|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%|
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.
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%|
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%|
|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%|
|Interpreter or Translator||
Interpreters and translators convert information from one language to another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, translators in written language.
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
|$39020||Building, Thinking, Organizing||14%|
|Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse||
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
|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%|
|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%|
|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.
|Diesel Service Technician or Mechanic||
Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, and anything else with a diesel engine.
|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%|
|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%|
|Medical Equipment Repairer||
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
|$41520||Building, Thinking, Organizing||27%|
|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.
|Private Detective or Investigator||
Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters.
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%|
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.
|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.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Musician or Singer||
Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.
|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%|
|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.
|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%|
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.
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.
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.
|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%|
|Environmental Engineering Technician||
Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop.
|$45350||Building, Thinking, Organizing||18%|
|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.
|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%|
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%|
|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%|
|Wind Turbine Technician||
Wind turbine service technicians, also known as windtechs, install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.
|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%|
|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%|
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
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.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
|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.
|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%|
|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.
|Water Transportation Worker||
Workers in water transportation occupations operate and maintain vessels that take cargo and people over water. These vessels travel to and from foreign ports across the ocean, to domestic ports along the coasts, across the Great Lakes, and along the country’s many inland waterways.
|$48980||Building, Persuading, Organizing||13%|
|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%|
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%|
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.
|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.
|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%|
|Postal Service Worker||
Postal Service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
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%|
|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.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
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%|
|Funeral Service Occupations||
Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral.
|$52210||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
|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%|
|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.
Boilermakers assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.
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%|
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%|
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
|Writer or Author||
Writers and authors develop original written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, and online publications.
|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.
|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.
|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%|
|Telecommunications Equipment Installer or Repairer||
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, also known as telecom technicians, set up and maintain devices or equipment that carry communications signals, connect to telephone lines, or access the Internet.
|$54530||Building, Thinking, Organizing||4%|
Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.
|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.
Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.
|$54700||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||10%|
|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%|
|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%|
Firefighters control fires and respond to other emergencies, including medical emergencies.
|$55850||Building, Helping, Persuading||19%|
|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.
|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%|
|Multimedia Artist or Animator||
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
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.
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%|
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%|
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%|
|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.
|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|
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
|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.
|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.
Landscape architects plan and design land areas for parks, recreational facilities, private homes, campuses, and other open spaces.
|$58960||Building, Thinking, Creating||20%|
|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.
|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.
|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%|
|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.
|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%|
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%|
|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.
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%|
|Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators||
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators help resolve conflicts outside of the court system by facilitating negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties.
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%|
Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems, using advanced technology and procedures.
|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.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
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%|
|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.
|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%|
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%|
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%|
|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.
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.
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
|$65320||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||15%|
|Power Plant Operator||
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.
Microbiologists study the growth, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, and fungi.
|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%|
Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
|$66490||Building, Thinking, Helping||20%|
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.
|$66570||Building, Helping, Organizing||36%|
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%|
|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%|
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.
Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that people develop.
|$68570||Thinking, Creating, Helping||22%|
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%|
|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%|
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.
|Personal Financial Advisor||
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions.
|$69050||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||30%|
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%|
|Training or Development Specialist||
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
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.
Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures.
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.
|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.
|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%|
|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%|
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
|$72590||Building, Thinking, Creating||40%|
Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
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%|
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.
|$72910||Building, Helping, Organizing||27%|
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%|
|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.
|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%|
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%|
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%|
|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.
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%|
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%|
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.
|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%|
Hydrologists study how water moves across and through the Earth’s crust. They can use their expertise to solve problems in the areas of water quality or availability.
|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%|
|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%|
|Elevator Installer or Repairer||
Elevator installers and repairers install, fix, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other lifts.
|$76650||Building, Thinking, Organizing||25%|
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.
Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
|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.
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.
|Biochemist or Biophysicist||
Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, and heredity.
|$79390||Building, Thinking, Creating||31%|
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from development to completion.
|$79860||Building, Persuading, Organizing||17%|
|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.
|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%|
|Atmospheric Scientist, Including Meteorologist||
Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how it affects human activity and the earth in general.
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%|
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%|
|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).
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%|
|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.
Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.
|$83590||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||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.
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%|
|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%|
|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.
|Elementary, Middle, or High School Principal||
Elementary, middle, and high school principals are responsible for managing all school operations. They manage daily school activities, coordinate curricula, and oversee teachers and other school staff to provide a safe and productive learning environment for students.
|$87760||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||6%|
|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.
Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.
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.
|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.
Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
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%|
Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems.
|$95150||Thinking, Creating, Organizing||22%|
|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%|
|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.
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%|
|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.
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%|
Sales managers direct sales teams of organizations. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the sales representatives of the organization.
|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 or Information Research Scientist||
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.
|$97970||Building, Thinking, Creating||24%|
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.
|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.
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%|
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%|
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%|
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.
|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%|
|Air Traffic Controller||
Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart.
|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%|
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%|
|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.
|Architectural or Engineering Manager||
Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies.
|$119260||Building, Thinking, Persuading||9%|
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%|
|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.