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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     17.8%
AudiologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists56,560     $56,850     9.9%
Dental Assistants341,060     $38,660     19.5%
Dental Hygienists215,150     $74,820     19.6%
Dental Laboratory Technicians34,480     $40,440     14.5%
Dentists113,000     $151,850     17.5%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers71,130     $72,510     23.2%
EMT and Paramedics257,210     $34,320     15.1%
Genetic Counselors2,640     $80,370     28.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians125,270     $42,920     19.4%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides797,670     $24,200     46.7%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansN/A     N/A     14.0%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechnologistsN/A     N/A     11.5%
Medical Assistants673,660     $33,610     29.1%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists18,810     $76,820     9.8%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists88,390     $73,020     7.6%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians18,020     $50,780     9.5%
Occupational Therapists126,900     $84,270     21.2%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides191,870     $51,720     29.7%
Opticians, Dispensing72,250     $37,010     14.5%
Optometrists37,220     $111,790     17.3%
Orthotists and Prosthetists8,830     $69,120     21.9%
Pharmacists309,550     $126,120     5.6%
Pharmacy Aides36,970     $26,450     -4.8%
Pharmacy Technicians417,860     $32,700     11.8%
Phlebotomists125,280     $34,480     24.4%
Physician Assistants114,710     $108,610     37.4%
Radiation Therapists18,260     $82,330     11.9%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists205,590     $59,520     12.3%
Respiratory Therapists129,600     $60,280     23.4%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians9,090     $51,210     -56.3%
Speech-Language Pathologists146,900     $77,510     17.5%
Surgical Technologists110,160     $47,300     11.7%
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     10.5%
Podiatrists9,500     $129,550     9.7%
Recreational Therapists18,840     $47,860     6.5%
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     4.0%
Architectural and Civil Drafters97,610     $54,920     8.1%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists11,050     $64,430     19.4%
Drafters14,580     $51,850     7.9%
Landscape Architects18,660     $68,230     6.2%
Surveyors45,310     $62,580     11.2%
Urban and Regional Planners37,840     $73,050     12.8%
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     11.7%
Art Directors40,210     $92,780     7.4%
Artists6,620     $65,390     6.9%
Athletes and Sports Competitors10,800     $50,650     7.2%
Coaches and Scouts236,970     $33,780     12.7%
Craft Artists3,980     $34,240     6.3%
Dancers and Choreographers9,720     N/A     5.0%
Fine Artists11,620     $49,380     8.6%
Models3,310     $23,770     -0.9%
Multimedia Artists and Animators28,560     $72,520     10.4%
Music Directors and Composers12,160     $49,630     6.1%
Musicians and Singers41,680     N/A     6.6%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials19,090     $27,020     7.4%
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     8.5%
Janitors and Building Cleaners2,156,270     $26,110     9.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners924,290     $23,770     5.6%
Pest Control Workers77,300     $35,610     8.0%
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     10.0%
Budget Analysts52,810     $76,220     6.5%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators287,730     $65,900     -1.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Credit Analysts74,820     $71,520     8.4%
Emergency Management Directors9,550     $74,420     7.7%
Emergency Management SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Employment Specialists593,790     $60,880     7.1%
Financial Analysts306,200     $85,660     10.8%
Financial Examiners58,590     $80,180     9.8%
Financial Managers608,120     $127,990     18.7%
Financial Specialists128,760     $70,280     8.7%
Fundraisers75,700     $56,950     14.6%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Insurance Underwriters96,040     $69,380     -5.2%
Loan Counselors35,740     $45,180     13.9%
Loan Officers304,950     $63,040     11.5%
Logisticians169,820     $74,600     6.9%
Management Analysts684,470     $83,610     12.0%
Market Research AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Operations Research Analysts104,200     $83,390     27.4%
Personal Financial Advisors200,260     $88,890     14.4%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing AgentsN/A     N/A     -5.6%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents54,550     $54,440     -0.6%
Wholesale and Retail BuyersN/A     N/A     -1.9%
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     8.0%
Community and Social Service Specialists98,170     $42,620     13.2%
Family and School Social Workers320,170     $46,270     13.3%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers58,780     $54,220     14.5%
Human Service Assistants392,300     $33,750     16.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists48,520     $50,090     20.2%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers168,190     $56,200     18.5%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers116,750     $44,840     17.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors106,860     $35,630     9.7%
Religious Directors21,700     $40,810     7.3%
Religious Workers8,460     $29,820     7.7%
Social Workers57,440     $63,140     7.9%
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     6.4%
Computer Operators34,700     $45,840     -22.9%
Computer ProgrammersN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Support Specialists630,700     $50,980     11.2%
Computer Systems AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Managers391,430     $142,530     11.9%
Database AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Information Security Analysts108,060     $98,350     28.4%
Network and Communications AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Developers405,330     $110,000     10.8%
Software Engineers For ApplicationsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For SystemsN/A     N/A     N/A
Web Developers127,300     $69,430     13.1%
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     8.4%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons24,340     $33,380     12.1%
Carpenters718,730     $46,590     8.5%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers186,400     $43,000     12.6%
Construction and Building Inspectors104,090     $59,700     9.9%
Construction Equipment Operators383,480     $47,810     12.4%
Construction Laborers and Helpers1,001,470     $35,800     12.6%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers101,900     $43,730     1.2%
Glaziers50,940     $43,550     10.6%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers44,000     $42,030     17.1%
Insulation Workers31,840     $38,480     1.3%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance228,420     $38,940     6.1%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters438,070     $53,910     15.8%
Roofers128,680     $39,970     11.3%
Sheet Metal Workers131,570     $48,460     8.7%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers77,410     $53,970     12.8%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers598,210     $65,230     12.7%
Tile and Marble Setters39,130     $41,840     10.0%
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     6.3%
Bartenders631,480     $22,550     2.5%
Chefs128,600     $48,460     9.6%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers7,630,110     $21,700     11.1%
Food Preparation Workers814,600     $23,730     7.9%
Head Cooks18,570     $28,650     9.0%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks400,320     $26,860     7.7%
Private Household Cooks460     $37,590     5.7%
Restaurant Cooks1,340,810     $26,530     11.8%
Short Order Cooks155,840     $23,800     -3.3%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers219,160     $54,240     8.8%
Waiters and Waitresses2,582,410     $21,780     7.0%
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     6.4%
Exhibit Designers10,590     $54,270     10.9%
Fashion Designers19,750     $72,720     3.1%
Floral Designers43,360     $27,200     -5.9%
Graphic Designers217,810     $50,370     4.7%
Industrial Designers33,200     $66,590     5.0%
Interior Designers57,070     $53,370     4.9%
Merchandise Displayers128,960     $28,450     3.8%
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     -5.6%
Education Administrators41,000     $82,850     10.4%
Educational Counselors285,460     $56,310     11.3%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators263,120     $95,310     7.8%
Elementary School Teachers1,410,970     $58,230     7.4%
Instructional Coordinators163,900     $64,450     10.1%
Kindergarten Teachers131,160     $55,470     7.9%
Librarians125,750     $59,050     8.9%
Library Technicians and Assistants88,690     $34,040     9.1%
Middle School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Middle School Teachers609,970     $58,600     7.5%
Middle School Vocational Teachers11,940     $59,230     7.3%
Postsecondary Education Administrators143,430     $94,340     10.0%
Postsecondary Teachers183,750     $65,660     9.4%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators50,650     $47,940     10.6%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Preschool Teachers424,520     $29,780     10.5%
Secondary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Secondary School Teachers1,051,570     $60,320     7.5%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers77,460     $60,250     6.4%
Special Education Teachers36,800     $56,680     9.8%
Teacher Assistants1,331,560     $26,970     8.4%
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     6.1%
Agricultural Engineers1,630     $77,110     8.1%
Biomedical Engineers18,970     $88,550     7.2%
Chemical Engineers32,060     $104,910     7.6%
Civil Engineers306,030     $86,640     10.6%
Computer Hardware Engineers60,750     $114,600     5.5%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters24,900     $60,070     6.7%
Electrical Engineers186,490     $96,640     8.6%
Electronics Engineers134,110     $102,700     3.7%
Engineers142,030     $96,980     6.2%
Environmental Engineers53,070     $87,620     8.3%
Health and Safety Engineers26,230     $89,130     8.6%
Industrial Engineers279,550     $87,040     9.7%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects11,350     $92,560     11.5%
Materials Engineers26,930     $92,390     1.6%
Mechanical Drafters56,170     $55,920     5.1%
Mechanical Engineers303,440     $87,370     8.8%
Mining and Geological Engineers5,780     $92,250     7.2%
Nuclear Engineers15,980     $107,600     3.8%
Petroleum Engineers32,510     $137,170     14.5%
Sales Engineers65,720     $101,420     6.9%
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     4.5%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters8,410     $61,410     5.2%
Fishers and Related Fishing WorkersN/A     N/A     N/A
Forest and Conservation Workers7,510     $27,460     -1.3%
Logging Workers3,670     $39,750     -9.5%
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     13.5%
Medical Secretaries585,410     $35,760     22.5%
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     5.9%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners110,120     $49,370     10.2%
Travel Agents69,480     $38,700     -9.1%
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     8.7%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers102,810     $38,480     -0.7%
Electricians655,840     $55,190     9.0%
Elevator Installers and Repairers26,830     $79,780     12.1%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers1,384,240     $38,300     7.9%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians1,614,070     $43,320     6.8%
Home Appliance Repairers31,130     $39,270     -0.9%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers26,070     $38,160     1.2%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers324,310     $47,610     14.7%
Industrial Electrical Repairers59,520     $58,110     2.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers16,970     $41,450     -3.2%
Medical Equipment Repairers46,320     $49,210     5.3%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers10,880     $35,590     -25.2%
Power Line Installers and Repairers114,800     $70,910     13.9%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers8,950     $42,680     105.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers229,890     $56,100     -7.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers118,200     $58,280     1.6%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers11,680     $60,340     2.9%
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     11.3%
Court Reporters14,490     $57,150     3.3%
Judges and Hearing Officers14,280     $99,850     4.0%
Lawyers642,750     $120,910     9.4%
Legal Secretaries176,880     $46,360     -19.1%
Legal Support Workers43,150     $58,930     3.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants309,940     $50,940     14.6%
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     6.0%
Anthropologists and Archeologists6,020     $62,410     3.3%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers246,200     $48,020     9.5%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists9,310     $94,110     12.0%
Biochemists and Biophysicists28,500     $93,280     11.3%
Biological Scientists42,640     $79,590     7.9%
Chemists and Materials Scientists84,560     $76,890     6.5%
Economists18,650     $104,340     6.0%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists80,480     $71,130     11.1%
Epidemiologists7,060     $69,660     8.7%
Geographers1,390     $80,300     6.2%
Geoscientists29,260     $91,130     13.9%
Historians3,040     $61,140     5.4%
Hydrologists6,290     $79,370     9.9%
Medical Scientists120,320     $84,810     13.2%
Microbiologists20,030     $71,650     8.0%
Physicists and Astronomers17,620     $120,950     14.5%
Political Scientists5,660     $117,570     2.1%
Sociologists2,710     $82,050     0.1%
Survey Researchers11,690     $57,700     0.9%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists17,860     $63,420     7.5%
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     10.1%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers25,260     $117,130     5.8%
Chief Executives195,530     $189,600     -3.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Construction Managers278,460     $93,370     11.4%
Engineering Managers188,290     $140,760     5.5%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers4,770     $67,950     6.7%
General Managers2,289,770     $100,930     9.1%
Human Resources ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Industrial Production Managers181,310     $103,380     -0.2%
Managers462,840     $107,480     7.6%
Marketing Managers240,440     $134,290     10.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers372,670     $99,730     19.8%
Natural Sciences Managers60,260     $123,860     9.9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers202,550     $58,340     10.7%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers72,460     $114,800     10.4%
Purchasing Managers69,490     $118,940     5.6%
Social and Community Service Managers149,870     $65,320     15.7%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers964,400     $32,450     9.3%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers247,570     $73,390     6.4%
Top Executives2,535,640     $103,450     7.6%
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     23.5%
Occupational Therapist Aides7,700     $28,160     24.7%
Occupational Therapist Assistants42,660     $60,220     28.9%
Physical Therapist Aides47,260     $26,240     29.1%
Physical Therapist Assistants94,250     $58,040     30.8%
Physical Therapists228,600     $87,930     25.0%
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     4.9%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics648,050     $40,710     6.3%
Bus and Truck Mechanics264,860     $47,350     9.5%
Farm Equipment Mechanics34,300     $40,630     7.4%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights362,440     $52,340     6.8%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics140,260     $51,920     8.2%
Motorboat Mechanics22,280     $40,180     0.6%
Motorcycle Mechanics15,090     $36,790     1.4%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians15,560     $38,160     -1.1%
Small Engine Mechanics31,760     $35,400     11.4%
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     12.9%
Camera Operators21,080     $54,570     6.4%
Communication Equipment Workers18,790     $79,580     7.9%
Editors95,750     $59,480     -0.1%
Film and Video Editors28,160     $62,650     16.3%
Interpreters and Translators57,140     $49,930     16.7%
Photographers49,560     $34,000     -8.4%
Producers and Directors118,630     $71,680     12.0%
Public Relations Specialists239,030     $60,000     9.0%
Radio and Television Announcers27,780     $33,220     -10.9%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts37,140     $41,260     -10.7%
Technical Writers50,350     $71,850     10.9%
Writers and Authors45,210     $62,170     8.3%
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     16.5%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology18,590     >$208,000     17.9%
Pediatricians28,490     $170,560     17.8%
Physicians and Surgeons389,180     $200,890     13.3%
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     14.2%
Mental Health CounselorsN/A     N/A     19.8%
Organizational Psychologists780     $97,260     5.6%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides71,360     $32,870     5.9%
Psychiatrists25,630     >$208,000     13.1%
Psychologists13,480     $100,770     9.1%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsN/A     N/A     19.9%
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     16.0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN)701,690     $46,240     12.2%
Nurse Practitioners179,650     $107,030     36.0%
Nursing Aides and AttendantsN/A     N/A     N/A
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)1,450,960     $28,540     10.9%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors55,710     $73,490     24.0%
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     22.2%
Dietetic Technicians33,540     $27,140     9.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists64,670     $60,370     14.1%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors308,470     $39,820     9.8%
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     -3.0%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1,530,430     $40,240     -1.4%
Customer Service Representatives2,871,400     $33,750     4.9%
Desktop Publishers10,740     $42,910     -13.9%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants570,530     $59,340     -17.4%
Financial Clerks2,978,640     $37,480     -0.1%
General Office Clerks2,972,930     $32,730     -1.0%
Information Clerks5,773,540     $33,090     5.3%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks274,560     $39,660     11.0%
Material Recording Clerks155,220     $40,950     7.6%
Office and Administrative Support Workers196,570     $34,850     9.2%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers95,020     $40,660     8.3%
Postal Service Workers103,830     $58,770     -16.5%
Receptionists1,043,630     $29,140     9.1%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2,165,310     $36,630     -6.5%
Supervisors Of Office Workers1,477,560     $55,810     3.4%
Tellers468,470     $29,450     -8.3%
Word Processors and Typists53,130     $39,750     -33.4%
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     19.8%
Barbers20,130     $27,960     9.2%
Child Care Workers564,630     $23,240     6.7%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations8,400     $79,180     6.4%
Gaming Services Occupations9,950     $27,550     0.7%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists377,210     $24,730     10.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists110,170     $24,330     12.0%
Recreation Workers353,570     $25,060     8.5%
Shampooers13,720     $21,640     12.2%
Skincare Specialists50,740     $31,290     12.6%
Theatrical Makeup Artists3,140     $64,250     11.2%
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     -14.2%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers21,060     $30,840     -0.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers25,910     $39,440     -3.1%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers213,350     $23,210     -0.3%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers384,350     $43,630     2.1%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers8,170     $47,900     -6.8%
Painting and Coating Workers12,200     $31,050     1.1%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers11,620     $86,410     -2.5%
Printing Workers249,140     $36,100     -11.0%
Quality Control Inspectors557,510     $38,250     -10.7%
Semiconductor Processors25,730     $37,270     -5.1%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers75,550     $28,260     0.5%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators31,710     $60,440     4.8%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers622,790     $60,420     -0.1%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators123,650     $46,780     -3.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers389,190     $41,380     5.5%
Welding Machine Operators35,080     $37,670     -10.3%
Woodworkers5,970     $31,170     4.1%
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     -7.7%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators103,450     $81,920     4.5%
Fire Fighters321,570     $49,620     7.2%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators12,530     $62,510     7.3%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers661,330     $61,380     7.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators30,990     $50,090     10.5%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists87,660     $53,020     5.7%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers10,230     $32,680     3.5%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers43,760     $63,340     -7.8%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers65,920     $76,330     7.2%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives116,660     $89,030     6.6%
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     -2.9%
Cashiers3,635,550     $22,430     -0.8%
Insurance Sales Agents393,830     $50,600     9.7%
Product Sales Representatives1,350,180     $58,510     5.5%
Real Estate Appraisers57,900     $54,980     14.4%
Real Estate Brokers40,320     $58,210     5.4%
Real Estate Sales Agents156,760     $48,690     6.2%
Retail Sales Workers4,448,120     $24,200     1.9%
Sales Managers379,050     $124,220     7.4%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents415,890     $64,120     6.1%
Technical Products Sales Representatives312,980     $79,680     5.5%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives1,663,160     $61,660     5.5%
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     6.6%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians21,290     $40,860     6.3%
Avionics Technicians18,860     $64,140     6.0%
Biological Technicians77,450     $44,500     10.2%
Broadcast Technicians31,580     $40,080     -3.2%
Chemical Technicians65,500     $48,160     3.9%
Civil Engineering Technicians71,150     $52,580     8.8%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians27,960     $31,830     11.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians126,950     $64,330     2.0%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians13,520     $57,790     3.5%
Engineering Technicians83,360     $63,200     5.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians17,310     $50,560     12.9%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians32,600     $46,170     11.9%
Forensic Science Technicians15,970     $58,230     16.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians30,220     $37,180     3.8%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians15,060     $53,300     16.4%
Industrial Engineering Technicians66,540     $55,460     0.6%
Life Science Technicians65,220     $49,670     9.6%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians41,460     $56,250     5.0%
Nuclear Technicians7,230     $79,140     0.6%
Sound Technicians13,510     $52,390     6.3%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians52,300     $44,380     10.6%
Wind Turbine Technicians5,580     $54,370     96.1%
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     3.5%
Airline and Commercial Pilots82,890     $140,340     3.4%
Bus Drivers174,110     $42,080     8.8%
Delivery Truck Drivers915,310     $32,810     6.8%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators46,090     $44,270     8.4%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers2,893,180     $28,260     7.6%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers1,800,330     $43,680     6.1%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators604,130     $34,750     6.6%
Material Moving Machine Operators27,010     $29,410     9.3%
Railroad Occupations42,360     $62,930     -2.1%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs207,920     $25,980     4.8%
Water Transportation Occupations79,860     $54,400     8.0%
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     21.9%
Veterinarians71,060     $93,830     18.1%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers89,480     $27,540     19.4%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians106,680     $34,420     19.9%
Source: 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

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