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Careers and Salary Data

This table shows summary data on occupations in the US. Clicking on any occupation name brings you to a page showing job prospects and salaries for that occupation in hundreds of metro areas across the country, with data updated through 2022.(Where data is denoted by an asterisk (*), summary info was not available.

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Allied Health

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Anesthesiologists31,060     >$208,000     4.5%
AudiologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists56,560     $56,850     6.6%
Dental Assistants341,060     $38,660     11.2%
Dental Hygienists215,150     $74,820     10.8%
Dental Laboratory Technicians34,480     $40,440     10.7%
Dentists113,000     $151,850     7.6%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers71,130     $72,510     19.5%
EMT and Paramedics257,210     $34,320     7.1%
Genetic Counselors2,640     $80,370     27.0%
Health Technologists and Technicians125,270     $42,920     17.4%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides797,670     $24,200     36.6%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansN/A     N/A     N/A
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechnologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Medical Assistants673,660     $33,610     22.6%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists18,810     $76,820     6.9%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists88,390     $73,020     6.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians18,020     $50,780     7.5%
Occupational Therapists126,900     $84,270     17.9%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides191,870     $51,720     27.0%
Opticians, Dispensing72,250     $37,010     7.3%
Optometrists37,220     $111,790     9.5%
Orthotists and Prosthetists8,830     $69,120     19.8%
Pharmacists309,550     $126,120     N/A
Pharmacy Aides36,970     $26,450     -12.1%
Pharmacy Technicians417,860     $32,700     7.5%
Phlebotomists125,280     $34,480     23.0%
Physician Assistants114,710     $108,610     31.1%
Radiation Therapists18,260     $82,330     8.5%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists205,590     $59,520     9.0%
Respiratory Therapists129,600     $60,280     20.8%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians9,090     $51,210     -57.5%
Speech-Language Pathologists146,900     $77,510     27.3%
Surgical Technologists110,160     $47,300     8.7%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Alternative Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Chiropractors34,740     $71,410     7.4%
Podiatrists9,500     $129,550     6.0%
Recreational Therapists18,840     $47,860     7.3%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Architecture

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Architects104,360     $79,380     8.4%
Architectural and Civil Drafters97,610     $54,920     1.8%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists11,050     $64,430     14.7%
Drafters14,580     $51,850     4.4%
Landscape Architects18,660     $68,230     4.4%
Surveyors45,310     $62,580     6.0%
Urban and Regional Planners37,840     $73,050     10.7%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Actors47,430     N/A     0.9%
Art Directors40,210     $92,780     0.9%
Artists6,620     $65,390     2.2%
Athletes and Sports Competitors10,800     $50,650     6.2%
Coaches and Scouts236,970     $33,780     10.5%
Craft Artists3,980     $34,240     -0.3%
Dancers and Choreographers9,720     N/A     0.6%
Fine Artists11,620     $49,380     0.8%
Models3,310     $23,770     -5.7%
Multimedia Artists and Animators28,560     $72,520     4.2%
Music Directors and Composers12,160     $49,630     1.2%
Musicians and Singers41,680     N/A     0.2%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials19,090     $27,020     6.0%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Building and Grounds Cleaning

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Grounds Maintenance Workers14,470     $30,420     5.5%
Janitors and Building Cleaners2,156,270     $26,110     6.6%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners924,290     $23,770     -1.7%
Pest Control Workers77,300     $35,610     6.9%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Business and Financial

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Accountants and Auditors1,259,930     $70,500     6.4%
Budget Analysts52,810     $76,220     4.2%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators287,730     $65,900     -4.2%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Credit Analysts74,820     $71,520     4.9%
Emergency Management Directors9,550     $74,420     4.9%
Emergency Management SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Employment Specialists593,790     $60,880     5.3%
Financial Analysts306,200     $85,660     6.2%
Financial Examiners58,590     $80,180     7.1%
Financial Managers608,120     $127,990     16.0%
Financial Specialists128,760     $70,280     6.2%
Fundraisers75,700     $56,950     9.3%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Insurance Underwriters96,040     $69,380     -4.9%
Loan Counselors35,740     $45,180     8.6%
Loan Officers304,950     $63,040     7.7%
Logisticians169,820     $74,600     4.8%
Management Analysts684,470     $83,610     13.5%
Market Research AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Operations Research Analysts104,200     $83,390     25.6%
Personal Financial Advisors200,260     $88,890     7.0%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing AgentsN/A     N/A     N/A
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents54,550     $54,440     -2.4%
Wholesale and Retail BuyersN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Community and Social Services

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clergy50,960     $48,990     5.9%
Community and Social Service Specialists98,170     $42,620     8.1%
Family and School Social Workers320,170     $46,270     7.3%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers58,780     $54,220     10.3%
Human Service Assistants392,300     $33,750     12.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists48,520     $50,090     22.3%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers168,190     $56,200     17.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers116,750     $44,840     17.8%
Rehabilitation Counselors106,860     $35,630     9.8%
Religious Directors21,700     $40,810     4.6%
Religious Workers8,460     $29,820     5.0%
Social Workers57,440     $63,140     5.6%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Computer and Information Technology

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Computer and Information Research ScientistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Network Architects152,670     $109,020     5.3%
Computer Operators34,700     $45,840     -24.1%
Computer ProgrammersN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Support Specialists630,700     $50,980     10.6%
Computer Systems AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Managers391,430     $142,530     11.3%
Database AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Information Security Analysts108,060     $98,350     31.6%
Network and Communications AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Developers405,330     $110,000     10.1%
Software Engineers For ApplicationsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For SystemsN/A     N/A     N/A
Web Developers127,300     $69,430     13.0%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Construction and Extraction

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Boilermakers13,870     $62,150     5.9%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons24,340     $33,380     10.8%
Carpenters718,730     $46,590     8.0%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers186,400     $43,000     11.1%
Construction and Building Inspectors104,090     $59,700     6.6%
Construction Equipment Operators383,480     $47,810     9.6%
Construction Laborers and Helpers1,001,470     $35,800     10.5%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers101,900     $43,730     2.3%
Glaziers50,940     $43,550     10.7%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers44,000     $42,030     10.6%
Insulation Workers31,840     $38,480     2.8%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance228,420     $38,940     6.0%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters438,070     $53,910     13.6%
Roofers128,680     $39,970     11.8%
Sheet Metal Workers131,570     $48,460     8.0%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers77,410     $53,970     11.5%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers598,210     $65,230     10.4%
Tile and Marble Setters39,130     $41,840     17.6%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bakers180,010     $26,520     5.8%
Bartenders631,480     $22,550     8.1%
Chefs128,600     $48,460     11.1%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers7,630,110     $21,700     11.6%
Food Preparation Workers814,600     $23,730     8.2%
Head Cooks18,570     $28,650     5.9%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks400,320     $26,860     4.6%
Private Household Cooks460     $37,590     4.0%
Restaurant Cooks1,340,810     $26,530     21.9%
Short Order Cooks155,840     $23,800     -0.7%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers219,160     $54,240     10.8%
Waiters and Waitresses2,582,410     $21,780     6.5%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Design

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Designers8,450     $60,570     4.7%
Exhibit Designers10,590     $54,270     4.7%
Fashion Designers19,750     $72,720     1.4%
Floral Designers43,360     $27,200     -13.8%
Graphic Designers217,810     $50,370     3.0%
Industrial Designers33,200     $66,590     3.3%
Interior Designers57,070     $53,370     4.3%
Merchandise Displayers128,960     $28,450     1.9%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Education, Training, and Library

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers57,750     $53,630     -10.3%
Education Administrators41,000     $82,850     7.8%
Educational Counselors285,460     $56,310     8.4%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators263,120     $95,310     4.1%
Elementary School Teachers1,410,970     $58,230     3.3%
Instructional Coordinators163,900     $64,450     6.3%
Kindergarten Teachers131,160     $55,470     3.8%
Librarians125,750     $59,050     6.3%
Library Technicians and Assistants88,690     $34,040     -3.0%
Middle School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Middle School Teachers609,970     $58,600     3.5%
Middle School Vocational Teachers11,940     $59,230     2.7%
Postsecondary Education Administrators143,430     $94,340     7.0%
Postsecondary Teachers183,750     $65,660     4.0%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators50,650     $47,940     7.2%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Preschool Teachers424,520     $29,780     7.1%
Secondary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Secondary School Teachers1,051,570     $60,320     3.6%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers77,460     $60,250     2.2%
Special Education Teachers36,800     $56,680     7.5%
Teacher Assistants1,331,560     $26,970     4.0%
Training and Development SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Engineering

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineers63,960     $115,220     1.7%
Agricultural Engineers1,630     $77,110     5.4%
Biomedical Engineers18,970     $88,550     3.6%
Chemical Engineers32,060     $104,910     6.3%
Civil Engineers306,030     $86,640     6.3%
Computer Hardware Engineers60,750     $114,600     6.1%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters24,900     $60,070     3.2%
Electrical Engineers186,490     $96,640     4.8%
Electronics Engineers134,110     $102,700     -0.9%
Engineers142,030     $96,980     3.6%
Environmental Engineers53,070     $87,620     5.1%
Health and Safety Engineers26,230     $89,130     5.1%
Industrial Engineers279,550     $87,040     8.3%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects11,350     $92,560     8.9%
Materials Engineers26,930     $92,390     0.2%
Mechanical Drafters56,170     $55,920     -6.9%
Mechanical Engineers303,440     $87,370     4.1%
Mining and Geological Engineers5,780     $92,250     2.6%
Nuclear Engineers15,980     $107,600     -0.5%
Petroleum Engineers32,510     $137,170     2.6%
Sales Engineers65,720     $101,420     5.6%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Farming Fishing and Forestry

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural Workers6,600     $29,480     4.7%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters8,410     $61,410     1.3%
Fishers and Related Fishing WorkersN/A     N/A     N/A
Forest and Conservation Workers7,510     $27,460     -3.2%
Logging Workers3,670     $39,750     -15.0%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Health Administration and Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians208,650     $40,350     10.7%
Medical Secretaries585,410     $35,760     16.0%
Medical Transcriptionists53,730     $34,770     -3.5%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Hospitality and Travel

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Lodging Managers37,050     $53,390     1.1%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners110,120     $49,370     7.2%
Travel Agents69,480     $38,700     -5.7%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers142,060     $42,730     4.1%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers102,810     $38,480     -1.5%
Electricians655,840     $55,190     10.4%
Elevator Installers and Repairers26,830     $79,780     10.3%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers1,384,240     $38,300     5.7%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians1,614,070     $43,320     1.4%
Home Appliance Repairers31,130     $39,270     -1.9%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers26,070     $38,160     -1.5%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers324,310     $47,610     12.6%
Industrial Electrical Repairers59,520     $58,110     0.7%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers16,970     $41,450     -9.0%
Medical Equipment Repairers46,320     $49,210     3.8%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers10,880     $35,590     -28.6%
Power Line Installers and Repairers114,800     $70,910     8.0%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers8,950     $42,680     63.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers229,890     $56,100     -5.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers118,200     $58,280     1.0%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers11,680     $60,340     2.3%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Legal

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators6,240     $62,270     7.8%
Court Reporters14,490     $57,150     7.0%
Judges and Hearing Officers14,280     $99,850     1.7%
Lawyers642,750     $120,910     6.1%
Legal Secretaries176,880     $46,360     -20.9%
Legal Support Workers43,150     $58,930     1.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants309,940     $50,940     12.0%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Life, Physical, and Social Science

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural and Food Scientists13,330     $65,300     5.3%
Anthropologists and Archeologists6,020     $62,410     9.9%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers246,200     $48,020     3.4%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists9,310     $94,110     8.4%
Biochemists and Biophysicists28,500     $93,280     6.3%
Biological Scientists42,640     $79,590     5.6%
Chemists and Materials Scientists84,560     $76,890     3.7%
Economists18,650     $104,340     8.1%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists80,480     $71,130     8.2%
Epidemiologists7,060     $69,660     5.3%
Geographers1,390     $80,300     3.2%
Geoscientists29,260     $91,130     5.7%
Historians3,040     $61,140     6.3%
Hydrologists6,290     $79,370     6.5%
Medical Scientists120,320     $84,810     8.1%
Microbiologists20,030     $71,650     4.9%
Physicists and Astronomers17,620     $120,950     9.5%
Political Scientists5,660     $117,570     5.3%
Sociologists2,710     $82,050     8.9%
Survey Researchers11,690     $57,700     1.2%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists17,860     $63,420     4.7%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Administrative Services Managers283,570     $96,180     7.3%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers25,260     $117,130     3.2%
Chief Executives195,530     $189,600     -5.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Construction Managers278,460     $93,370     9.8%
Engineering Managers188,290     $140,760     2.8%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers4,770     $67,950     -0.9%
General Managers2,289,770     $100,930     6.9%
Human Resources ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Industrial Production Managers181,310     $103,380     0.7%
Managers462,840     $107,480     6.3%
Marketing Managers240,440     $134,290     8.1%
Medical and Health Services Managers372,670     $99,730     17.6%
Natural Sciences Managers60,260     $123,860     5.9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers202,550     $58,340     7.3%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers72,460     $114,800     7.8%
Purchasing Managers69,490     $118,940     3.9%
Social and Community Service Managers149,870     $65,320     13.0%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers964,400     $32,450     10.8%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers247,570     $73,390     -1.7%
Top Executives2,535,640     $103,450     5.7%
Training and Development ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Massage and Physical Therapy

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Massage Therapists105,160     $41,420     22.2%
Occupational Therapist Aides7,700     $28,160     18.9%
Occupational Therapist Assistants42,660     $60,220     33.1%
Physical Therapist Aides47,260     $26,240     22.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants94,250     $58,040     27.1%
Physical Therapists228,600     $87,930     21.9%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Mechanic

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aircraft Mechanics131,690     $62,920     3.1%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics648,050     $40,710     -0.8%
Bus and Truck Mechanics264,860     $47,350     4.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics34,300     $40,630     3.7%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights362,440     $52,340     5.1%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics140,260     $51,920     3.6%
Motorboat Mechanics22,280     $40,180     5.7%
Motorcycle Mechanics15,090     $36,790     9.2%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians15,560     $38,160     9.2%
Small Engine Mechanics31,760     $35,400     5.7%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Media and Communication

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Audio and Video Technicians75,940     $43,770     11.6%
Camera Operators21,080     $54,570     8.1%
Communication Equipment Workers18,790     $79,580     2.9%
Editors95,750     $59,480     -2.9%
Film and Video Editors28,160     $62,650     13.9%
Interpreters and Translators57,140     $49,930     19.2%
Photographers49,560     $34,000     -6.3%
Producers and Directors118,630     $71,680     4.8%
Public Relations Specialists239,030     $60,000     6.4%
Radio and Television Announcers27,780     $33,220     -7.3%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts37,140     $41,260     -12.1%
Technical Writers50,350     $71,850     8.5%
Writers and Authors45,210     $62,170     -0.1%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
General Practitioners114,130     $201,100     9.8%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology18,590     >$208,000     2.3%
Pediatricians28,490     $170,560     2.2%
Physicians and Surgeons389,180     $200,890     7.8%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Mental Health

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clinical Psychologists110,490     $76,990     14.7%
Mental Health CounselorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Organizational Psychologists780     $97,260     12.8%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides71,360     $32,870     12.4%
Psychiatrists25,630     >$208,000     15.8%
Psychologists13,480     $100,770     11.6%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Nursing

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA43,520     $167,950     17.0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN)701,690     $46,240     10.7%
Nurse Practitioners179,650     $107,030     28.2%
Nursing Aides and AttendantsN/A     N/A     N/A
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)1,450,960     $28,540     8.9%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors55,710     $73,490     20.0%
Registered NursesN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Nutrition & Fitness

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists26,890     $47,510     18.8%
Dietetic Technicians33,540     $27,140     5.8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists64,670     $60,370     11.2%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors308,470     $39,820     12.8%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Office and Administrative Support

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bill and Account Collectors251,330     $36,020     -7.5%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1,530,430     $40,240     -3.9%
Customer Service Representatives2,871,400     $33,750     -1.7%
Desktop Publishers10,740     $42,910     -15.9%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants570,530     $59,340     -19.8%
Financial Clerks2,978,640     $37,480     -3.1%
General Office Clerks2,972,930     $32,730     -3.5%
Information Clerks5,773,540     $33,090     0.3%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks274,560     $39,660     4.2%
Material Recording Clerks155,220     $40,950     4.9%
Office and Administrative Support Workers196,570     $34,850     5.8%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers95,020     $40,660     5.5%
Postal Service Workers103,830     $58,770     -23.8%
Receptionists1,043,630     $29,140     5.4%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2,165,310     $36,630     -8.9%
Supervisors Of Office Workers1,477,560     $55,810     -0.9%
Tellers468,470     $29,450     -12.2%
Word Processors and Typists53,130     $39,750     -33.8%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Personal Care and Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Animal Care and Service Workers214,680     $23,950     15.6%
Barbers20,130     $27,960     7.4%
Child Care Workers564,630     $23,240     2.4%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations8,400     $79,180     5.2%
Gaming Services Occupations9,950     $27,550     2.1%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists377,210     $24,730     8.5%
Manicurists and Pedicurists110,170     $24,330     10.1%
Recreation Workers353,570     $25,060     8.3%
Shampooers13,720     $21,640     10.1%
Skincare Specialists50,740     $31,290     10.9%
Theatrical Makeup Artists3,140     $64,250     7.0%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Production

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Assemblers and Fabricators1,831,200     $32,820     -10.9%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers21,060     $30,840     0.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers25,910     $39,440     -7.5%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers213,350     $23,210     -0.5%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers384,350     $43,630     2.5%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers8,170     $47,900     -7.8%
Painting and Coating Workers12,200     $31,050     0.9%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers11,620     $86,410     -3.9%
Printing Workers249,140     $36,100     -13.5%
Quality Control Inspectors557,510     $38,250     -17.6%
Semiconductor Processors25,730     $37,270     -8.0%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers75,550     $28,260     2.3%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators31,710     $60,440     2.7%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers622,790     $60,420     -0.2%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators123,650     $46,780     -4.8%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers389,190     $41,380     3.4%
Welding Machine Operators35,080     $37,670     -7.7%
Woodworkers5,970     $31,170     3.1%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Protective Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Correctional Officers and Jailers415,000     $44,330     -7.2%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators103,450     $81,920     2.5%
Fire Fighters321,570     $49,620     5.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators12,530     $62,510     5.5%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers661,330     $61,380     5.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators30,990     $50,090     7.9%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists87,660     $53,020     3.3%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers10,230     $32,680     3.8%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers43,760     $63,340     -7.5%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers65,920     $76,330     5.3%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives116,660     $89,030     4.8%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Sales

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Advertising Sales Agents133,110     $51,740     -2.2%
Cashiers3,635,550     $22,430     -3.8%
Insurance Sales Agents393,830     $50,600     10.2%
Product Sales Representatives1,350,180     $58,510     1.7%
Real Estate Appraisers57,900     $54,980     7.0%
Real Estate Brokers40,320     $58,210     7.1%
Real Estate Sales Agents156,760     $48,690     6.9%
Retail Sales Workers4,448,120     $24,200     -2.3%
Sales Managers379,050     $124,220     5.1%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents415,890     $64,120     4.2%
Technical Products Sales Representatives312,980     $79,680     3.7%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives1,663,160     $61,660     2.0%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Technician

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians10,110     $67,010     4.5%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians21,290     $40,860     6.1%
Avionics Technicians18,860     $64,140     2.2%
Biological Technicians77,450     $44,500     6.8%
Broadcast Technicians31,580     $40,080     1.1%
Chemical Technicians65,500     $48,160     1.7%
Civil Engineering Technicians71,150     $52,580     5.0%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians27,960     $31,830     10.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians126,950     $64,330     0.2%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians13,520     $57,790     0.7%
Engineering Technicians83,360     $63,200     2.7%
Environmental Engineering Technicians17,310     $50,560     8.6%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians32,600     $46,170     9.2%
Forensic Science Technicians15,970     $58,230     14.4%
Forest and Conservation Technicians30,220     $37,180     1.7%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians15,060     $53,300     6.6%
Industrial Engineering Technicians66,540     $55,460     -0.8%
Life Science Technicians65,220     $49,670     7.0%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians41,460     $56,250     2.6%
Nuclear Technicians7,230     $79,140     -4.1%
Sound Technicians13,510     $52,390     1.6%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians52,300     $44,380     5.4%
Wind Turbine Technicians5,580     $54,370     56.9%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Transportation and Material Moving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Air Traffic Controllers22,390     $124,540     1.3%
Airline and Commercial Pilots82,890     $140,340     4.6%
Bus Drivers174,110     $42,080     6.1%
Delivery Truck Drivers915,310     $32,810     4.4%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators46,090     $44,270     7.4%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers2,893,180     $28,260     4.9%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers1,800,330     $43,680     5.1%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators604,130     $34,750     4.4%
Material Moving Machine Operators27,010     $29,410     4.7%
Railroad Occupations42,360     $62,930     -1.2%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs207,920     $25,980     19.5%
Water Transportation Occupations79,860     $54,400     -2.1%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Veterinary

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers199,850     $23,760     16.0%
Veterinarians71,060     $93,830     18.4%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers89,480     $27,540     19.1%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians106,680     $34,420     19.3%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

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