Jobs, Salary, and Education Data

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Jobs, Salary and Education Data

Our career center is a starting point for exploring careers that commonly require education beyond high school for entry or moving ahead. Starting with the sortable overview tables below, you’ll find the most currently available data for over 400 careers and links to over 140 career profiles that detail educational requirements, the work, and where to research further.*

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Business SpecialistsTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Customer Service Reps 2,299,750 $30,580 $20k – $50k Cert. or Higher
Bookkeeping Clerks 1,606,260 $35,170 $22k – $54k Cert. or Higher
CPAs and other Accountants 1,129,340 $63,550 $40k – $112k Bachelor
Management Analysts 540,440 $78,600 $44k – $143k Bachelor
Human Resources Specialists 394,380 $55,800 $33k – $95k Associate
Bill & Account Collectors 385,890 $32,480 $22k – $49k Cert. or Higher
Loan Officers 286,670 $59,820 $33k – $120k Cert. or Higher
Purchasing Agents 280,950 $58,760 $36k – $94k Cert. or Higher
Claims Adjusters 263,280 $59,960 $37k – $90k Cert. or Higher
Financial Analysts 239,810 $76,950 $47k – $148k Bachelor
Compliance Officers 227,500 $62,020 $36k – $98k Bachelor
Insurance Clerks 226,260 $35,700 $25k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Training Specialists 217,930 $55,930 $32k – $93k Bachelor
Cost Estimators 195,230 $58,860 $35k – $97k Bachelor
Loan Interviewers & Clerks 192,010 $35,310 $23k – $51k Cert. or Higher
Financial Advisors 175,470 $67,520 $32k – NA Bachelor
Human Resources Assistants 139,200 $37,510 $25k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Logisticians 119,560 $72,780 $45k – $112k Bachelor
Wholesale & Retail Buyers 108,670 $51,470 $29k – $93k Cert. or Higher
Insurance Underwriters 91,810 $62,870 $39k – $110k Bachelor
Benefits Specialists 85,620 $59,090 $38k – $93k Bachelor
Labor Relations Specialists 75,930 $54,660 $18k – $99k Associate
Business Meeting Planners 70,480 $45,810 $27k – $79k Bachelor
Procurement Clerks 69,750 $38,220 $24k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Tax Examiners & Collectors 65,560 $50,440 $30k – $93k Bachelor
Credit Analysts 61,240 $61,080 $37k – $116k Bachelor
Tax Preparers 61,140 $33,730 $19k – $77k Cert. or Higher
Real Estate Appraisers 59,530 $49,540 $26k – $92k Cert. or Higher
Budget Analysts 58,280 $69,280 $46k – $104k Bachelor
New Account Clerks 55,320 $31,720 $24k – $45k Cert. or Higher
Financial Examiners 28,060 $75,800 $43k – $141k Bachelor
Credit Counselors 27,640 $39,420 $28k – $65k Bachelor
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 11,770 $58,610 $42k – $83k Cert. or Higher
Entertainment & Sports Agents 11,770 $63,370 $28k – NA Bachelor
Buyers, Farm Products 10,370 $55,720 $32k – $94k Cert. or Higher

 


Computing & Information TechnologyTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Software Application Engineers 586,340 $90,060 $55k – $139k Bachelor
Computer Support Technicians 525,630 $46,420 $28k – $77k Associate
Computer Systems Analysts 482,040 $79,680 $50k – $122k Bachelor
System SW Engineers 391,700 $99,000 $63k – $149k Bachelor
Data Network Administrators 350,320 $72,560 $44k – $115k Bachelor
Software Programmers 316,790 $74,280 $43k – $118k Bachelor
Computer Systems Managers 309,740 $120,950 $75k – NA Bachelor
Computer Specialists 185,730 $81,140 $43k – $119k Assoc. or Higher
Computer Networking Specialists 167,980 $59,090 $35k – $97k Associate
Computer Systems Analysts 137,890 $91,000 $53k – $142k Bachelor
Database Administrators 111,590 $77,080 $43k – $119k Bachelor
Web Developers 102,940 $62,500 $34k – $105k Bachelor
Networking Analysts 72,670 $86,170 $50k – $136k Bachelor
Computer Scientists 24,880 $102,190 $57k – $152k Doctoral or Professional
Desktop Publishers 15,960 $37,040 $20k – $60k Associate

 


Counseling & Social ServicesTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Human Services Assistants 351,400 $28,850 $19k – $46k Cert. or Higher
Family Social Workers 273,920 $41,530 $27k – $71k Bachelor
Educational Counselors 237,480 $53,610 $32k – $87k Master’s
Medical Social Workers 140,000 $49,830 $31k – $74k Master’s
Social Service Managers 115,360 $59,970 $36k – $99k Bachelor
Mental Health Counselors 115,080 $40,080 $25k – $67k Master’s
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers 109,920 $39,980 $26k – $67k Bachelor
Rehab Counselors 104,070 $33,880 $21k – $59k Master’s
Probation Officers 86,780 $48,190 $32k – $83k Bachelor
Drug Abuse Counselors 80,130 $38,520 $25k – $60k Cert. or Higher
Public & Private Social Workers 58,430 $54,560 $31k – $80k Bachelor
Health Educators 55,270 $48,790 $28k – $87k Bachelor
Clergy 44,000 $44,060 $22k – $77k Bachelor
Marriage & Family Therapy Providers 34,270 $46,670 $26k – $75k Master’s
Counselors 27,220 $43,810 $24k – $72k Master’s
Directors, Religious Activities 18,310 $37,280 $19k – $75k Bachelor

 


DesignTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Graphic Design Specialists 191,440 $44,150 $26k – $77k Bachelor
Product Displayers 73,490 $26,410 $18k – $44k Cert. or Higher
Floral Layout Designers 47,110 $23,810 $17k – $37k Cert. or Higher
Interior Designers 40,750 $47,600 $26k – $87k Bachelor
Art Directors 31,570 $80,880 $44k – $163k Bachelor
Multimedia Designers 29,270 $61,370 $35k – $113k Bachelor
Industrial Designers 29,030 $59,610 $35k – $94k Bachelor
Clothing Designer 16,560 $62,860 $34k – $126k Cert. or Higher
Fine Artists 12,480 $44,850 $19k – $93k Cert. or Higher
Set & Exhibit Designers 8,680 $50,300 $25k – $87k Bachelor
Craft Artists 4,810 $29,600 $18k – $64k Cert. or Higher

 


EducationTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Elementary School Teachers 1,360,380 $53,400 $36k – $83k Bachelor
Teaching Assistants 1,185,700 $23,640 $17k – $37k Cert. or Higher
High School Teachers 959,770 $55,050 $37k – $86k Bachelor
Middle School Teachers 620,900 $53,430 $37k – $82k Bachelor
Substitute Teachers 619,700 $25,930 $17k – $44k Bachelor
Preschool Teachers 340,350 $27,130 $18k – $49k Associate
K-12 Education Administrators 225,970 $87,760 $59k – $131k Master’s
Special EdTeachers, Elementary School 197,740 $53,820 $36k – $84k Bachelor
Self-Enrichment Ed Teachers 179,650 $35,320 $18k – $71k Cert. or Higher
Kindergarten Teachers 157,370 $50,120 $32k – $78k Bachelor
Librarians 140,280 $55,370 $33k – $85k Master’s
Instructional Coordinators 133,100 $60,050 $34k – $94k Master’s
High School Special Ed Teachers 133,080 $56,830 $38k – $90k Bachelor
College Administrators 122,930 $86,490 $49k – $168k Master’s
Library Technicians 100,230 $30,660 $18k – $49k Cert. or Higher
Middle School Special Ed Teachers 96,380 $55,780 $38k – $89k Bachelor
Vocation Teachers � High School 87,780 $55,160 $38k – $81k Bachelor
Adult & Secondary Ed Literacy Teachers 66,040 $48,590 $27k – $82k Bachelor
Preschool & Childcare Administrators 48,410 $43,950 $28k – $84k Bachelor
Special Ed Teachers, Preschool 21,770 $52,480 $33k – $93k Bachelor
Vocation Teachers � Junior High 18,510 $54,220 $38k – $77k Bachelor
Farm & Home Management Advisors 11,060 $46,760 $26k – $74k Master’s
Museum Techs & Conservators 10,430 $38,220 $25k – $70k Bachelor
Curators 10,370 $49,590 $28k – $88k Master’s
Multimedia Collections Specialists 8,690 $43,350 $24k – $73k Bachelor
Archivists 5,640 $47,340 $27k – $82k Bachelor

 


Engineering & TechniciansTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Sales Reps, Technical & Scientific 364,830 $74,970 $37k – $147k Bachelor
Civil Engineers 258,100 $79,340 $51k – $122k Bachelor
Mechanical Engineers 252,540 $80,580 $52k – $122k Bachelor
Industrial Engineers 220,130 $78,860 $51k – $118k Bachelor
Architectural & Engineering Managers 187,640 $124,870 $80k – NA Bachelor
Electrical Engineers 160,560 $87,920 $56k – $137k Bachelor
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Techs 144,460 $57,850 $35k – $83k Associate
Electronics Engineers 134,960 $91,820 $58k – $141k Bachelor
Civil Drafters 83,410 $47,870 $32k – $74k Associate
Architects 82,720 $73,090 $45k – $118k Bachelor
Aerospace Engineers 80,420 $103,720 $65k – $149k Bachelor
Computer Hardware Engineers 79,580 $100,920 $64k – $150k Bachelor
Civil Engineering Technicians 70,790 $47,560 $30k – $72k Associate
Industrial Engineering Techs 67,400 $50,980 $33k – $76k Associate
Sales Engineers 65,410 $91,830 $56k – $151k Bachelor
Mechanical Drafting Techs 63,220 $50,360 $33k – $79k Associate
Environmental Engineers 50,850 $80,890 $50k – $122k Bachelor
Surveying Technicians 47,000 $39,670 $24k – $66k Cert. or Higher
Mechanical Engineering Techs 46,630 $51,980 $33k – $77k Associate
Professional Surveyors 40,190 $56,230 $32k – $91k Bachelor
Urban & Regional Planners 37,620 $65,230 $41k – $98k Master’s
Petroleum Engineers 36,410 $130,280 $75k – NA Bachelor
Chemical Engineers 32,190 $94,350 $59k – $155k Bachelor
Electronics & Electrical Drafters 28,160 $55,700 $35k – $88k Associate
Health & Safety Engineers 23,490 $76,830 $45k – $119k Bachelor
Materials Engineers 22,740 $85,150 $53k – $130k Bachelor
Nuclear Engineers 19,930 $104,270 $69k – $150k Bachelor
Biomedical Engineers 18,810 $86,960 $53k – $139k Bachelor
Environmental Engineering Techs 18,590 $45,350 $29k – $77k Associate
Electro-Mechanical Techs 16,990 $51,820 $33k – $77k Associate
Landscape Architects 15,750 $64,180 $38k – $102k Bachelor
Cartographers 11,490 $57,440 $35k – $95k Bachelor
Aerospace Engineering Techs 9,750 $61,530 $40k – $87k Associate
Mining & Geological Engineers 7,640 $84,320 $50k – $140k Bachelor
Marine Engineers & Naval Architects 6,880 $88,100 $54k – $151k Bachelor
Agricultural Engineers 2,470 $74,000 $45k – $116k Bachelor
Math Technicians 1,150 $56,820 $30k – $114k Bachelor

 


Entertainment, Media & ArtsTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Coaches & Scouts 201,800 $28,360 $17k – $66k Cert. or Higher
Public Relations Specialists 201,280 $54,170 $31k – $101k Bachelor
Personal Service Supervisors 141,960 $35,150 $22k – $59k Cert. or Higher
Editors 99,040 $53,880 $29k – $105k Bachelor
Gaming Dealers 98,310 $18,630 $16k – $37k Cert. or Higher
Producers & Directors 87,010 $71,350 $32k – NA Bachelor
Actors 70,540 NA NA – NA Cert. or Higher
Photographers 56,140 $28,490 $18k – $67k Cert. or Higher
AV Technicians & Operators 54,310 $41,850 $23k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Interpreters & Translators 50,320 $45,430 $24k – $92k Bachelor
Tech Writers 46,160 $65,500 $39k – $102k Bachelor
Reporters & Correspondents 45,570 $35,870 $21k – $79k Bachelor
Musicians 42,100 NA NA – NA Cert. or Higher
Writers & Authors 41,990 $55,940 $28k – $118k Bachelor
Broadcast Engineers 31,640 $37,880 $19k – $78k Associate
Television & Radio Announcers 31,340 $28,020 $17k – $79k Bachelor
Music Directors & Composers 24,940 $47,350 $21k – $86k Bachelor
Gaming Supervisors 24,760 $49,290 $31k – $71k Cert. or Higher
Film & Video Editors 21,500 $51,300 $26k – $119k Bachelor
Camera Operators 16,410 $40,300 $20k – $86k Bachelor
Umpires & Referees 15,570 $23,290 $17k – $52k Cert. or Higher
Sound Technicians 14,280 $46,310 $23k – $98k Cert. or Higher
Athletes & Sports Competitors 12,450 $40,060 $18k – NA Cert. or Higher
Entertainment & Sports Agents 11,770 $63,370 $28k – NA Bachelor
Dancers 11,390 NA NA – NA Cert. or Higher
Animal Trainers 11,170 $25,270 $18k – $50k Cert. or Higher
Public Address Announcers 8,120 $26,230 $17k – $71k Cert. or Higher
Slot Supervisors 7,730 $32,390 $19k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Choreographers 7,400 $38,120 $20k – $82k Cert. or Higher
Costume Attendants 5,660 $36,760 $19k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Broadcast News Analysts 5,170 $55,380 $27k – $170k Bachelor
Gaming Managers 4,490 $65,220 $37k – $114k Cert. or Higher
Radio Operators 1,280 $42,080 $19k – $71k Cert. or Higher

 


Food, Hospitality & TravelTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Food Preparation Supervisors 817,600 $29,270 $20k – $48k Cert. or Higher
Cafeteria Cooks 395,280 $22,860 $17k – $35k Cert. or Higher
Food Services Managers 189,510 $47,960 $31k – $81k Cert. or Higher
Chefs & Lead Cooks 97,370 $42,480 $25k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Flight Attendants 84,960 $37,240 $27k – $66k Cert. or Higher
Travel Agents 64,680 $34,600 $20k – $57k Cert. or Higher
Tour Guides & Escorts 31,270 $23,940 $17k – $38k Cert. or Higher
Hotel & Motel Managers 29,730 $46,810 $29k – $90k Cert. or Higher
Transportation Attendants, Others 23,790 $21,490 $17k – $36k Cert. or Higher
Travel Guides 4,210 $30,780 $19k – $59k Cert. or Higher

 


Forestry & AgricultureTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Forest & Conservation Techs 31,720 $33,920 $25k – $54k Associate
Farm, Fishing, & Forestry Supervisors 19,340 $43,660 $25k – $72k Cert. or Higher
Agricultural & Food Science Techs 18,280 $34,070 $22k – $53k Associate
Agricultural Inspectors 13,570 $42,160 $25k – $62k Bachelor
Farm & Home Management Advisors 11,060 $46,760 $26k – $74k Master’s
Professional Foresters 9,470 $55,950 $36k – $78k Bachelor
Forest & Conservation Workers 7,910 $24,340 $17k – $46k Cert. or Higher
Forest Fire Inspectors 1,800 $35,780 $21k – $72k Cert. or Higher
Animal Breeders 1,460 $34,250 $18k – $59k Cert. or Higher

 


Healthcare – AlliedTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Nursing Aides 1,420,020 $24,420 $18k – $35k Cert. or Higher
Home Health Aides 839,930 $20,820 $17k – $29k Cert. or Higher
Medical Assistants 553,140 $29,370 $21k – $42k Cert. or Higher
Medical Admin Assistants 509,640 $31,350 $22k – $46k Cert. or Higher
Pharmacy Technicians 353,340 $29,320 $21k – $42k Cert. or Higher
Dentist Assistants 300,160 $34,500 $24k – $48k Cert. or Higher
Health Services Managers 293,490 $88,580 $54k – $151k Bachelor
Pharmacists 281,560 $116,670 $89k – $146k Doctoral or Professional
EMTs & Paramedics 232,860 $31,020 $20k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Radiologic Technologists 194,790 $54,620 $37k – $77k Associate
Physical Therapists 191,460 $79,860 $56k – $112k Doctoral or Professional
Dental Hygienists 190,290 $70,210 $47k – $96k Associate
Health Information Technicians 182,370 $34,160 $22k – $56k Cert. or Higher
Medical Lab Technologists 160,700 $57,580 $40k – $79k Bachelor
Medical Laboratory Techs 157,920 $37,240 $25k – $58k Associate
Speech Pathology Specialists 121,690 $69,870 $44k – $108k Master’s
Respiratory Therapists 116,960 $55,870 $41k – $75k Associate
Family and General Practitioners 110,050 $172,020 $85k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Occupation Therapists 105,540 $75,400 $51k – $107k Master’s
Phlebotomists 100,380 $29,730 $21k – $43k Cert. or Higher
Surgical Technologists 97,150 $41,790 $30k – $60k Cert. or Higher
Physician Assistants 83,640 $90,930 $62k – $125k Master’s
Veterinary Technicians 83,350 $30,290 $21k – $44k Associate
Psychiatric Aides 77,880 $24,580 $17k – $40k Cert. or Higher
Medical Transcriptionists 74,810 $34,020 $22k – $47k Cert. or Higher
Veterinary Assistants 71,500 $23,130 $17k – $36k Cert. or Higher
Massage Therapists 71,040 $35,970 $18k – $70k Cert. or Higher
Physical Therapy Assistants 69,810 $52,160 $32k – $73k Associate
Psychiatric Technicians 67,760 $30,050 $21k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Opticians, Dispensing 64,930 $33,330 $21k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists 59,610 $66,790 $40k – $97k Bachelor
Dietitians 58,240 $55,240 $35k – $78k Bachelor
Sonographers 57,700 $65,860 $45k – $91k Associate
Cardiovascular Technologists 50,530 $52,070 $28k – $81k Associate
Medical Equipment Preparers 50,230 $30,820 $21k – $46k Cert. or Higher
Physical Therapist Aides 48,700 $23,880 $18k – $35k Cert. or Higher
Pharmacy Assistants 42,600 $21,860 $17k – $33k Cert. or Higher
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 29,560 $65,360 $46k – $89k Associate
Occupational Therapy Assistants 29,500 $53,240 $33k – $73k Associate
Optometrists 29,180 $97,820 $53k – $185k Doctoral or Professional
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 29,170 $34,240 $24k – $49k Associate
Dietetic Technicians 24,660 $26,260 $18k – $43k Cert. or Higher
Athletic Trainers 20,780 $42,090 $26k – $64k Bachelor
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 20,480 $70,180 $51k – $93k Associate
Recreational Therapy Providers 19,180 $42,280 $26k – $67k Bachelor
Radiation Therapists 18,230 $77,560 $52k – $114k Associate
Respiratory Therapy Techs 13,460 $46,760 $32k – $67k Associate
Audiologists 12,060 $69,720 $44k – $101k Doctoral or Professional
Occupational Health & Safety Techs 11,890 $47,440 $29k – $75k Cert. or Higher
Podiatrists 9,090 $116,440 $53k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Occupational Therapy Aides 7,950 $26,850 $18k – $48k Cert. or Higher
Orthotists & Prosthetists 7,890 $62,670 $34k – $111k Master’s
Hearing Aid Specialists 4,980 $41,430 $22k – $81k Cert. or Higher
Genetic Counselors 2,000 $56,800 $26k – $86k Master’s

 


Healthcare – NursingTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Registered Nurses (RNs) 2,633,980 $65,470 $45k – $95k Bachelor
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) 718,800 $41,540 $31k – $57k Cert. or Higher
Nurse Practitioners 105,780 $89,960 $64k – $121k Master’s
Nurse Anesthetists 34,180 $148,160 $106k – NA Master’s
Nurse Midwives 5,710 $89,600 $62k – $120k Master’s

 


Healthcare – PractitionersTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Dentists, General 93,580 $145,240 $74k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Veterinarians 56,020 $84,460 $52k – $144k Doctoral or Professional
Internists, General 45,210 NA $67k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Surgeons 42,410 NA $123k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Pediatricians, General 30,560 $154,650 $87k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Anesthesiologists 29,930 NA $135k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Chiropractors 27,740 $66,160 $31k – $143k Doctoral or Professional
Psychiatrists 24,210 $173,330 $71k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 20,880 NA $121k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Orthodontists 5,530 NA $68k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Dental Surgeons 4,990 NA $90k – NA Doctoral or Professional

 


Installation & RepairTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Auto Mechanics 596,830 $36,610 $21k – $60k Cert. or Higher
Electricians 519,850 $49,840 $30k – $83k Cert. or Higher
Construction Supervisors 456,640 $59,700 $37k – $94k Cert. or Higher
Mechanic & installer supervisors 421,650 $60,250 $36k – $93k Cert. or Higher
Plumbers 340,370 $49,140 $29k – $84k Cert. or Higher
HVAC Technicians 240,480 $43,640 $27k – $69k Cert. or Higher
Telecommunications Equipment Installers 208,220 $54,530 $31k – $75k Cert. or Higher
Construction Managers 207,580 $82,790 $50k – $145k Associate
Automotive Body Repairers 135,610 $38,380 $23k – $65k Cert. or Higher
Telephone Line Technicians 133,040 $51,410 $28k – $77k Cert. or Higher
Aircraft Maintenance Techs 119,160 $55,210 $35k – $77k Cert. or Higher
Computer & Office Machine Repairers 113,480 $36,620 $22k – $58k Cert. or Higher
Diesel Mechanics 110,200 $46,050 $31k – $66k Cert. or Higher
Construction Inspectors 89,280 $53,450 $32k – $84k Cert. or Higher
Electrical & Electronics Equipment Repairers 66,440 $52,650 $33k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Security Alarm Systems Installers 53,960 $41,030 $26k – $64k Cert. or Higher
Medical Equipment Repair Techs 35,740 $44,570 $27k – $72k Associate
Home Appliance Repairers 34,510 $35,170 $20k – $59k Cert. or Higher
Small Engine Mechanics 27,350 $30,510 $20k – $46k Cert. or Higher
Home Entertainment Installers 27,050 $35,060 $22k – $57k Cert. or Higher
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Electric Grid 23,920 $68,810 $48k – $89k Cert. or Higher
Elevator Installers & Repairers 19,700 $76,650 $40k – $106k Cert. or Higher
Electric Motor & Power Tool Repairers 19,020 $36,240 $21k – $59k Cert. or Higher
Marine Service Technicians 18,380 $35,530 $22k – $56k Cert. or Higher
Avionics Technicians 16,810 $55,350 $39k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Locksmiths 16,190 $37,560 $22k – $59k Cert. or Higher
Radio Tower Equipment Installers 15,780 $43,900 $26k – $71k Associate
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Transportation 15,530 $51,240 $34k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Motorcycle Service Techs 14,950 $33,140 $21k – $52k Cert. or Higher
Electronic Equipment Repairers, Vehicles 12,590 $31,340 $20k – $49k Cert. or Higher
Recreational Vehicle Service Techs 10,970 $34,540 $22k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Signal & Track Switch Repairers 8,600 $55,450 $39k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Musical Instrument Repairers 7,130 $30,630 $19k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Commercial Divers 3,480 $46,880 $30k – $94k Cert. or Higher
Watch Repairers 2,670 $37,650 $21k – $61k Cert. or Higher
Photo Equipment Repairers 2,590 $37,980 $25k – $63k Associate

 


LegalTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Attorneys 581,920 $113,530 $54k – NA Doctoral or Professional
Legal Assistants & Paralegals 267,030 $46,990 $29k – $75k Associate
Legal Secretaries 216,730 $42,170 $26k – $68k Cert. or Higher
Title Examiners 49,390 $41,970 $26k – $75k Cert. or Higher
Judges & Magistrates 27,220 $115,760 $30k – $167k Doctoral or Professional
Stenotype Reporter 18,590 $48,160 $25k – $91k Cert. or Higher
Administrative Law Judges 14,150 $87,240 $40k – $154k Bachelor
Judicial Law Clerks 11,200 $47,120 $28k – $85k Doctoral or Professional
Arbitrators & Mediators 6,520 $61,280 $34k – $137k Bachelor

 


ManagementTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
General & Operations Managers 1,899,460 $95,440 $47k – NA Associate
Financial Managers 484,910 $109,740 $60k – NA Bachelor
Sales Managers 344,730 $105,260 $53k – NA Bachelor
Business Managers 338,520 $100,890 $53k – $159k Assoc. or Higher
Computer Systems Managers 309,740 $120,950 $75k – NA Bachelor
Health Services Managers 293,490 $88,580 $54k – $151k Bachelor
Administrative Services Managers 264,090 $81,080 $44k – $143k Cert. or Higher
Chief Executives 255,940 $168,140 $76k – NA Bachelor
Construction Managers 207,580 $82,790 $50k – $145k Associate
Food Services Managers 189,510 $47,960 $31k – $81k Cert. or Higher
Architectural & Engineering Managers 187,640 $124,870 $80k – NA Bachelor
Marketing Managers 171,430 $119,480 $63k – NA Bachelor
Industrial Production Managers 160,550 $89,190 $54k – $150k Bachelor
Property Managers 159,570 $52,610 $27k – $113k Cert. or Higher
Social Service Managers 115,360 $59,970 $36k – $99k Bachelor
Transportation & Distribution Managers 98,600 $81,830 $48k – $139k Cert. or Higher
HR Managers 98,020 $99,720 $59k – $173k Bachelor
Purchasing Managers 69,400 $100,170 $57k – $159k Bachelor
Legislators 56,760 $19,780 $16k – $85k Bachelor
Public Relations Managers 53,520 $95,450 $52k – $180k Bachelor
Natural Sciences Managers 48,560 $115,730 $65k – NA Bachelor
Hotel & Motel Managers 29,730 $46,810 $29k – $90k Cert. or Higher
Advertising & Promotions Managers 28,420 $88,590 $43k – NA Bachelor
Training & Development Managers 27,350 $95,400 $54k – $165k Bachelor
Postmasters & Mail Superintendents 23,790 $63,050 $35k – $85k Cert. or Higher
Salary & Benefits Managers 19,960 $95,250 $54k – $172k Bachelor
Emergency Management Directors 9,550 $59,770 $31k – $108k Bachelor
Funeral Service Managers 9,130 $66,720 $38k – $141k Associate
Gaming Managers 4,490 $65,220 $37k – $114k Cert. or Higher

 


Math & ScienceTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Market Research Analysts 392,740 $60,300 $33k – $114k Bachelor
Clinical Psychologists 103,590 $67,650 $38k – $109k Doctoral or Professional
Medical Scientists 95,420 $76,980 $41k – $147k Doctoral or Professional
Chemists 84,950 $71,770 $41k – $121k Bachelor
Environmental Scientists 84,240 $63,570 $39k – $110k Bachelor
Biological Technicians 72,740 $39,750 $25k – $65k Bachelor
Operations Research Analysts 69,180 $72,100 $41k – $129k Bachelor
Chemical Technicians 61,300 $42,920 $26k – $71k Associate
Natural Sciences Managers 48,560 $115,730 $65k – NA Bachelor
Urban & Regional Planners 37,620 $65,230 $41k – $98k Master’s
Geoscientists 35,180 $90,890 $48k – NA Bachelor
Forest & Conservation Techs 31,720 $33,920 $25k – $54k Associate
Environmental Science Techs 30,890 $41,240 $26k – $69k Associate
Biochemists & Biophysicists 26,410 $81,480 $41k – $147k Doctoral or Professional
Social Science Research Assistants 26,370 $37,140 $21k – $64k Associate
Statisticians 25,570 $75,560 $42k – $122k Master’s
Actuaries 21,340 $93,680 $56k – $175k Bachelor
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists 18,650 $57,710 $37k – $95k Bachelor
Microbiologists 18,550 $66,260 $40k – $118k Bachelor
Conservation Scientists 18,460 $61,100 $38k – $91k Bachelor
Agricultural & Food Science Techs 18,280 $34,070 $22k – $53k Associate
Physicists 17,820 $106,840 $58k – $177k Doctoral or Professional
Survey Researchers 17,370 $45,050 $20k – $89k Bachelor
Professional Economists 15,760 $91,860 $51k – $155k Bachelor
Geological & Petroleum Techs 15,360 $52,700 $27k – $99k Associate
Statistical Assistants 14,870 $39,840 $24k – $59k Bachelor
Food Scientists & Technologists 13,680 $58,070 $34k – $107k Bachelor
Forensic Technician 12,440 $52,840 $32k – $85k Bachelor
Soil & Plant Scientists 12,410 $58,740 $36k – $97k Bachelor
Atmospheric & Space Scientists 10,190 $89,260 $49k – $135k Bachelor
Professional Foresters 9,470 $55,950 $36k – $78k Bachelor
Nuclear Technicians 8,040 $69,060 $42k – $97k Associate
Materials Scientists 7,970 $88,990 $47k – $134k Bachelor
Hydrologists 6,880 $75,530 $48k – $113k Master’s
Anthropologists & Archeologists 6,060 $57,420 $33k – $91k Master’s
Political Scientists 5,750 $102,000 $49k – $155k Master’s
Epidemiologists 4,850 $65,270 $43k – $108k Master’s
Historians 3,340 $52,480 $27k – $98k Master’s
Mathematicians 3,250 $101,360 $56k – $153k Master’s
Sociologists 2,340 $74,960 $43k – $130k Master’s
Astronomers 2,150 $96,460 $51k – $165k Doctoral or Professional
Animal Scientists 2,120 $61,680 $35k – $129k Doctoral or Professional
Geographers 1,510 $74,760 $42k – $104k Bachelor
Math Technicians 1,150 $56,820 $30k – $114k Bachelor
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,030 $83,580 $49k – $168k Master’s

 


Office SupportTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
General Office Workers 2,808,100 $27,470 $18k – $44k Cert. or Higher
Customer Service Reps 2,299,750 $30,580 $20k – $50k Cert. or Higher
Admin Assistants 2,085,680 $32,410 $20k – $49k Cert. or Higher
Bookkeeping Clerks 1,606,260 $35,170 $22k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Office Supervisors 1,359,150 $49,330 $31k – $80k Cert. or Higher
Receptionists & Information Clerks 966,150 $25,990 $18k – $38k Cert. or Higher
Administrative Support Specialists 803,040 $47,500 $31k – $74k Cert. or Higher
Billing & Posting Clerks 490,850 $33,450 $23k – $47k Cert. or Higher
Bill & Account Collectors 385,890 $32,480 $22k – $49k Cert. or Higher
Production & Planning Clerks 278,490 $43,740 $26k – $69k Cert. or Higher
Insurance Clerks 226,260 $35,700 $25k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Office Support Workers 225,310 $31,060 $19k – $51k Cert. or Higher
Order Clerks 208,800 $29,480 $19k – $47k Cert. or Higher
Interviewers, Others 196,660 $29,910 $19k – $45k Cert. or Higher
Loan Interviewers & Clerks 192,010 $35,310 $23k – $51k Cert. or Higher
Human Resources Assistants 139,200 $37,510 $25k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Eligibility Interviewers, Government 130,340 $40,530 $27k – $56k Associate
Court, Municipal, & License Clerks 122,710 $34,830 $23k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Library Assistants, Clerical 104,030 $23,440 $17k – $38k Cert. or Higher
Computer Operators 71,560 $38,390 $23k – $58k Cert. or Higher
Procurement Clerks 69,750 $38,220 $24k – $53k Cert. or Higher
Office Machine Operators 66,820 $27,950 $19k – $44k Cert. or Higher
Brokerage Clerks 61,870 $42,440 $28k – $63k Cert. or Higher
New Account Clerks 55,320 $31,720 $24k – $45k Cert. or Higher
Credit Authorizers 51,650 $33,600 $24k – $52k Cert. or Higher
Desktop Publishers 15,960 $37,040 $20k – $60k Associate
Statistical Assistants 14,870 $39,840 $24k – $59k Bachelor
Proofreaders & Copy Markers 11,300 $32,780 $20k – $54k Bachelor

 


Personal ServicesTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Hairdressers & Cosmetologists 355,910 $22,700 $17k – $42k Cert. or Higher
Recreation Workers 309,730 $22,240 $17k – $39k Bachelor
Fitness Trainers & Instructors 234,070 $31,720 $18k – $67k Cert. or Higher
Residential Advisors 83,760 $24,520 $17k – $39k Cert. or Higher
Funeral Service Managers 9,130 $66,720 $38k – $141k Associate

 


ProductionTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Machinists 388,370 $39,500 $24k – $60k Cert. or Higher
Welding & Brazing Workers 329,710 $36,300 $25k – $56k Cert. or Higher
Production & Planning Clerks 278,490 $43,740 $26k – $69k Cert. or Higher
Industrial Production Managers 160,550 $89,190 $54k – $150k Bachelor
Industrial & Other Bakers 157,230 $23,140 $17k – $37k Cert. or Higher
Water & Wastewater Treatment Operators 108,440 $42,760 $26k – $68k Cert. or Higher
Tool & Die Makers 76,430 $47,000 $32k – $70k Cert. or Higher
Brazing & Welding Machine Operators 49,430 $34,720 $23k – $52k Cert. or Higher
Prepress Technicians & Workers 41,420 $37,260 $22k – $58k Cert. or Higher
Power Plant Operators 41,350 $66,130 $41k – $90k Cert. or Higher
Refinery Operators 41,020 $61,850 $39k – $83k Cert. or Higher
Chemical Plant & System Operators 38,170 $54,390 $33k – $75k Cert. or Higher
Dental Laboratory Technicians 36,790 $36,090 $21k – $61k Cert. or Higher
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators 36,350 $53,560 $34k – $78k Cert. or Higher
Opthalmic Lab Techs 29,380 $28,590 $19k – $43k Cert. or Higher
Semiconductor Processors 21,380 $33,020 $23k – $48k Associate
Gas Plant Operators 12,380 $61,140 $41k – $84k Cert. or Higher
Medical Appliance Technicians 12,230 $36,100 $23k – $56k Cert. or Higher
Power Distributors & Dispatchers 11,590 $71,690 $48k – $102k Cert. or Higher
Nuclear Power Plant Operators 7,140 $74,990 $55k – $97k Cert. or Higher
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers 6,500 $38,650 $21k – $77k Cert. or Higher
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic 5,700 $45,850 $27k – $70k Cert. or Higher
Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic 4,130 $42,440 $25k – $64k Cert. or Higher

 


Public SafetyTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Police Patrol Officers 632,000 $55,270 $32k – $89k Cert. or Higher
Correctional Officers & Jailers 434,870 $39,040 $27k – $70k Cert. or Higher
Firefighters 297,700 $45,250 $22k – $79k Cert. or Higher
EMTs & Paramedics 232,860 $31,020 $20k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Dispatchers, Others 184,890 $35,690 $21k – $60k Cert. or Higher
Lifeguards, Ski Patrols, etc. 125,770 $18,950 $16k – $29k Cert. or Higher
Criminal Investigators 109,230 $74,300 $40k – $123k Cert. or Higher
Police Supervisors 99,860 $78,270 $47k – $126k Cert. or Higher
Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers 95,640 $36,300 $23k – $57k Cert. or Higher
Fire Fighter Supervisors 60,600 $68,210 $41k – $109k Cert. or Higher
Correctional Officer Supervisors 44,830 $57,840 $38k – $91k Cert. or Higher
Private Detectives 23,390 $45,740 $28k – $80k Cert. or Higher
Bailiffs 16,240 $36,840 $19k – $67k Cert. or Higher
Animal Control Workers 13,890 $31,680 $20k – $51k Cert. or Higher
Fire Inspectors & Investigators 11,860 $53,990 $34k – $87k Cert. or Higher
Emergency Management Directors 9,550 $59,770 $31k – $108k Bachelor
Gaming Officers & Investigators 9,150 $29,610 $21k – $47k Cert. or Higher
Fish & Game Wardens 6,320 $48,070 $32k – $71k Cert. or Higher
Transit & Railroad Police 4,140 $55,210 $34k – $87k Cert. or Higher
Forest Fire Inspectors 1,800 $35,780 $21k – $72k Cert. or Higher

 


Sales & MarketingTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Retail Salespeople 4,340,000 $21,110 $17k – $39k Cert. or Higher
Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing 1,414,030 $54,230 $27k – $113k Cert. or Higher
Retail Sales Supervision 1,214,170 $36,820 $23k – $62k Cert. or Higher
Market Research Analysts 392,740 $60,300 $33k – $114k Bachelor
Sales Reps, Technical & Scientific 364,830 $74,970 $37k – $147k Bachelor
Sales Managers 344,730 $105,260 $53k – NA Bachelor
Insurance Sales Agents 336,740 $48,150 $26k – $117k Cert. or Higher
Financial Services Sales Agents 330,470 $71,720 $32k – NA Bachelor
Telemarketers 245,550 $22,330 $17k – $39k Cert. or Higher
Non Retail Sales Supervisors 243,420 $70,060 $36k – $145k Cert. or Higher
Public Relations Specialists 201,280 $54,170 $31k – $101k Bachelor
Marketing Managers 171,430 $119,480 $63k – NA Bachelor
Real Estate Agents 162,560 $39,140 $21k – $96k Cert. or Higher
Advertising Sales Agents 145,500 $46,290 $23k – $103k Cert. or Higher
Sales Engineers 65,410 $91,830 $56k – $151k Bachelor
Public Relations Managers 53,520 $95,450 $52k – $180k Bachelor
Fundraisers 48,530 $50,680 $30k – $88k Associate
Property Sales Brokers 37,270 $58,350 $26k – $177k Cert. or Higher
Advertising & Promotions Managers 28,420 $88,590 $43k – NA Bachelor

 


Transportation & LogisticsTop

Career Job Count Typical Salary Salary Range Suggested Degree
Truck Drivers 1,556,510 $38,200 $25k – $59k Cert. or Higher
Delivery Truck Drivers 769,010 $29,390 $18k – $63k Cert. or Higher
Postal Service Mail Carriers 305,490 $56,490 $40k – $58k Cert. or Higher
Transportation Supervisors 197,300 $53,240 $32k – $82k Cert. or Higher
Material Movers Supervisors 168,910 $45,180 $28k – $71k Cert. or Higher
Postal Service Operators 134,230 $53,090 $30k – $54k Cert. or Higher
Transportation & Distribution Managers 98,600 $81,830 $48k – $139k Cert. or Higher
Cargo & Freight Agents 78,750 $39,720 $24k – $62k Cert. or Higher
Postal Service Clerks 69,310 $53,090 $30k – $55k Cert. or Higher
Airline Pilots & Flight Engineers 66,270 $114,200 $67k – NA Bachelor
Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters 42,740 $54,700 $40k – $80k Cert. or Higher
Locomotive Engineers 37,060 $52,280 $38k – $80k Cert. or Higher
Commercial Pilots 34,990 $73,280 $39k – $135k Cert. or Higher
Transportation Inspectors 24,310 $63,680 $32k – $112k Cert. or Higher
Postmasters & Mail Superintendents 23,790 $63,050 $35k – $85k Cert. or Higher
Air Traffic Controllers 23,260 $122,530 $65k – $171k Associate
Ship Engineers 10,760 $70,890 $40k – $118k Bachelor
Airfield Operations Specialists 6,990 $48,080 $26k – $79k Cert. or Higher
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 6,720 $47,930 $30k – $77k Cert. or Higher
Traffic Technicians 6,340 $38,380 $25k – $67k Cert. or Higher
Rail Yard Engineers 5,170 $41,230 $29k – $62k Cert. or Higher

 

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