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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
Anesthesiologists31,010     >$208,000     4.5%
AudiologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists56,110     $57,720     6.6%
Dental Assistants351,470     $40,080     11.2%
Dental Hygienists221,560     $76,220     10.8%
Dental Laboratory Technicians34,460     $41,340     10.7%
Dentists110,730     $155,600     7.6%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers72,790     $74,320     19.5%
EMT and Paramedics260,600     $35,400     7.1%
Genetic Counselors2,390     $81,880     27.0%
Health Technologists and TechniciansN/A     N/A     N/A
Home Health and Personal Care Aides3,161,500     $25,280     36.4%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansN/A     N/A     N/A
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechnologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Medical Assistants712,430     $34,800     22.6%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists18,110     $77,950     6.9%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists92,780     $74,100     6.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians20,580     $51,550     7.5%
Occupational Therapists133,570     $84,950     17.9%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides198,660     $52,910     27.0%
Opticians, Dispensing72,330     $37,840     7.3%
Optometrists39,420     $115,250     9.5%
Orthotists and Prosthetists9,830     $68,410     19.8%
Pharmacists311,200     $128,090     N/A
Pharmacy Aides37,280     $27,850     -12.1%
Pharmacy Technicians417,780     $33,950     7.5%
Phlebotomists128,290     $35,510     23.0%
Physician Assistants120,090     $112,260     31.1%
Radiation Therapists17,860     $85,560     8.5%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists207,360     $60,510     9.0%
Respiratory Therapists132,090     $61,330     20.8%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians331,790     $42,630     -57.5%
Speech-Language Pathologists154,360     $79,120     27.3%
Surgical Technologists109,000     $48,300     8.7%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Alternative Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Chiropractors35,010     $70,340     7.4%
Podiatrists9,770     $126,240     6.0%
Recreational Therapists19,070     $48,220     7.3%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Architecture

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Architects105,850     $80,750     8.4%
Architectural and Civil Drafters98,800     $56,340     1.8%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists11,300     $65,470     14.7%
Drafters14,600     $52,830     4.4%
Landscape Architects20,280     $69,360     4.4%
Surveyors45,220     $63,420     6.0%
Urban and Regional Planners38,560     $74,350     10.7%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Actors52,620     N/A     0.9%
Art Directors42,890     $94,220     0.9%
Artists7,550     $64,490     2.2%
Athletes and Sports Competitors11,330     $51,370     6.2%
Coaches and Scouts241,390     $34,840     10.5%
Craft Artists4,640     $34,710     -0.3%
Dancers and Choreographers9,690     N/A     0.6%
Fine Artists12,350     $50,550     0.8%
Models2,320     $28,350     -5.7%
Multimedia Artists and Animators29,340     $75,270     4.2%
Music Directors and Composers10,580     $51,670     1.2%
Musicians and Singers41,130     N/A     0.2%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials20,120     $28,550     6.0%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Building and Grounds Cleaning

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Grounds Maintenance Workers14,310     $32,090     5.5%
Janitors and Building Cleaners2,145,450     $27,430     6.6%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners926,960     $24,850     -1.7%
Pest Control Workers79,450     $37,330     6.9%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Business and Financial

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Accountants and Auditors1,280,700     $71,550     6.4%
Budget Analysts51,460     $76,540     4.2%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators287,960     $66,790     -4.2%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Credit Analysts73,930     $73,650     4.9%
Emergency Management Directors10,060     $74,590     4.9%
Emergency Management SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Employment Specialists633,040     $61,920     5.3%
Financial Analysts458,510     $81,590     6.2%
Financial Examiners64,550     $81,090     7.1%
Financial Managers654,790     $129,890     16.0%
Financial SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Fundraisers81,660     $57,970     9.3%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Insurance Underwriters100,050     $70,020     -4.9%
Loan Counselors32,110     $45,950     8.6%
Loan Officers308,370     $63,270     7.7%
Logisticians182,050     $74,750     4.8%
Management Analysts709,750     $85,260     13.5%
Market Research AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Operations Research Analysts99,680     $84,810     25.6%
Personal Financial Advisors210,190     $87,850     7.0%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing AgentsN/A     N/A     N/A
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents53,760     $54,890     -2.4%
Wholesale and Retail BuyersN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Community and Social Services

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clergy53,180     $50,400     5.9%
Community and Social Service Specialists97,480     $43,790     8.1%
Family and School Social Workers327,710     $47,390     7.3%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers58,590     $55,220     10.3%
Human Service Assistants404,450     $35,060     12.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists59,050     $49,610     22.3%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers174,890     $56,750     17.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers117,770     $46,650     17.8%
Rehabilitation Counselors109,040     $35,950     9.8%
Religious Directors21,820     $43,860     4.6%
Religious Workers9,450     $31,630     5.0%
Social Workers58,410     $61,230     5.6%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 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 Architects152,420     $112,690     5.3%
Computer OperatorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer ProgrammersN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Support Specialists647,330     $52,270     10.6%
Computer Systems AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Managers433,960     $146,360     11.3%
Database AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Information Security Analysts125,570     $99,730     31.6%
Network and Communications AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software DevelopersN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For ApplicationsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For SystemsN/A     N/A     N/A
Web Developers148,340     $73,760     13.0%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Construction and Extraction

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Boilermakers15,820     $63,100     5.9%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons23,480     $35,410     10.8%
Carpenters734,170     $48,330     8.0%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers196,120     $44,810     11.1%
Construction and Building Inspectors110,420     $60,710     6.6%
Construction Equipment Operators405,750     $48,980     9.6%
Construction Laborers and Helpers1,020,350     $36,860     10.5%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers102,850     $45,700     2.3%
Glaziers52,400     $44,630     10.7%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers44,240     $43,900     10.6%
Insulation Workers33,550     $40,380     2.8%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance232,760     $40,280     6.0%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters442,870     $55,160     13.6%
Roofers129,690     $42,100     11.8%
Sheet Metal Workers131,300     $50,400     8.0%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers76,570     $55,040     11.5%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers626,180     $66,210     10.4%
Tile and Marble Setters40,470     $43,050     17.6%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bakers184,990     $27,700     5.8%
Bartenders646,850     $23,680     8.1%
Chefs128,190     $51,530     11.1%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers7,500,280     $22,930     11.6%
Food Preparation Workers863,740     $24,800     8.2%
Head Cooks19,340     $30,760     5.9%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks402,480     $27,750     4.6%
Private Household Cooks390     $37,870     4.0%
Restaurant Cooks1,401,890     $27,790     21.9%
Short Order Cooks152,670     $25,150     -0.7%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers235,470     $55,320     10.8%
Waiters and Waitresses2,579,020     $22,890     6.5%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Design

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Designers10,610     $64,620     4.7%
Exhibit Designers12,040     $54,600     4.7%
Fashion Designers22,030     $73,790     1.4%
Floral Designers41,770     $28,040     -13.8%
Graphic Designers215,930     $52,110     3.0%
Industrial Designers32,770     $68,890     3.3%
Interior Designers60,650     $56,040     4.3%
Merchandise Displayers140,850     $29,460     1.9%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 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 Teachers51,950     $54,350     -10.3%
Education Administrators44,550     $85,450     7.8%
Educational Counselors296,460     $57,040     8.4%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators271,020     $96,400     4.1%
Elementary School Teachers1,430,480     $59,670     3.3%
Instructional Coordinators176,690     $66,290     6.3%
Kindergarten Teachers124,290     $56,850     3.8%
Librarians135,690     $59,500     6.3%
Library Technicians and Assistants88,720     $34,900     -3.0%
Middle School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Middle School Teachers622,330     $59,660     3.5%
Middle School Vocational Teachers11,860     $60,800     2.7%
Postsecondary Education Administrators144,880     $95,410     7.0%
Postsecondary Teachers201,320     $68,970     4.0%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators52,360     $48,210     7.2%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Preschool Teachers431,350     $30,520     7.1%
Secondary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Secondary School Teachers1,035,850     $61,660     3.6%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers74,520     $61,710     2.2%
Special Education Teachers35,600     $61,190     7.5%
Teacher Assistants1,346,910     $27,920     4.0%
Training and Development SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Engineering

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineers63,200     $116,500     1.7%
Agricultural Engineers1,550     $80,720     5.4%
Biomedical Engineers19,780     $91,410     3.6%
Chemical Engineers30,120     $108,770     6.3%
Civil Engineers310,850     $87,060     6.3%
Computer Hardware Engineers67,880     $117,220     6.1%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters24,140     $61,530     3.2%
Electrical Engineers185,570     $98,530     4.8%
Electronics Engineers128,800     $105,570     -0.9%
Engineers152,340     $99,040     3.6%
Environmental Engineers53,150     $88,860     5.1%
Health and Safety Engineers25,860     $91,410     5.1%
Industrial Engineers291,710     $88,020     8.3%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects11,360     $92,400     8.9%
Materials Engineers26,820     $93,360     0.2%
Mechanical Drafters55,210     $57,060     -6.9%
Mechanical Engineers306,990     $88,430     4.1%
Mining and Geological Engineers6,280     $91,160     2.6%
Nuclear Engineers15,850     $113,460     -0.5%
Petroleum Engineers32,620     $137,720     2.6%
Sales Engineers63,550     $103,900     5.6%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Farming Fishing and Forestry

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural Workers6,540     $29,590     4.7%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters9,510     $61,790     1.3%
Fishers and Related Fishing WorkersN/A     N/A     N/A
Forest and Conservation Workers6,760     $31,770     -3.2%
Logging Workers3,750     $39,780     -15.0%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 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 TechniciansN/A     N/A     N/A
Medical Secretaries604,780     $36,580     16.0%
Medical Transcriptionists55,780     $33,380     -3.5%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Hospitality and Travel

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Lodging Managers38,340     $54,430     1.1%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners117,610     $50,600     7.2%
Travel Agents66,670     $40,660     -5.7%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers144,180     $43,580     4.1%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers98,260     $39,530     -1.5%
Electricians688,620     $56,180     10.4%
Elevator Installers and Repairers28,350     $84,990     10.3%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers1,418,990     $39,080     5.7%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians1,638,920     $44,590     1.4%
Home Appliance Repairers31,100     $40,260     -1.9%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers25,590     $39,510     -1.5%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers342,040     $48,730     12.6%
Industrial Electrical Repairers58,930     $59,300     0.7%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers17,010     $41,940     -9.0%
Medical Equipment Repairers46,370     $49,280     3.8%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers10,310     $37,380     -28.6%
Power Line Installers and Repairers111,660     $72,520     8.0%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers11,080     $44,890     63.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers208,480     $57,910     -5.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers120,900     $56,750     1.0%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers9,790     $62,530     2.3%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Legal

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators6,090     $63,930     7.8%
Court Reporters14,530     $60,130     7.0%
Judges and Hearing Officers14,380     $97,870     1.7%
Lawyers657,170     $122,960     6.1%
Legal Secretaries168,140     $47,300     -20.9%
Legal Support Workers45,080     $58,400     1.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants329,870     $51,740     12.0%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Life, Physical, and Social Science

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural and Food Scientists13,460     $68,970     5.3%
Anthropologists and Archeologists6,720     $63,670     9.9%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers257,060     $49,030     3.4%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists9,290     $95,380     8.4%
Biochemists and Biophysicists31,360     $94,490     6.3%
Biological Scientists40,100     $82,220     5.6%
Chemists and Materials Scientists83,530     $77,630     3.7%
Economists19,000     $105,020     8.1%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists84,290     $71,360     8.2%
Epidemiologists7,410     $70,990     5.3%
Geographers1,400     $81,540     3.2%
Geoscientists29,200     $92,040     5.7%
Historians3,040     $63,680     6.3%
Hydrologists6,440     $81,270     6.5%
Medical Scientists127,180     $88,790     8.1%
Microbiologists18,270     $75,650     4.9%
Physicists and Astronomers16,730     $122,850     9.5%
Political Scientists6,010     $122,220     5.3%
Sociologists2,630     $83,420     8.9%
Survey Researchers9,930     $59,170     1.2%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists19,250     $63,270     4.7%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Administrative Services Managers307,280     $96,940     7.3%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers25,100     $125,510     3.2%
Chief Executives205,890     $184,460     -5.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Construction Managers293,380     $95,260     9.8%
Engineering Managers194,250     $144,830     2.8%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers5,060     $71,160     -0.9%
General Managers2,400,280     $100,780     6.9%
Human Resources ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Industrial Production Managers185,790     $105,480     0.7%
Managers472,060     $110,630     6.3%
Marketing Managers263,680     $136,850     8.1%
Medical and Health Services Managers394,910     $100,980     17.6%
Natural Sciences Managers67,720     $129,100     5.9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers220,750     $58,760     7.3%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers79,160     $116,180     7.8%
Purchasing Managers72,100     $121,110     3.9%
Social and Community Service Managers156,460     $67,150     13.0%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1,011,100     $33,400     10.8%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers249,090     $74,760     -1.7%
Top Executives2,658,440     $103,230     5.7%
Training and Development ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Massage and Physical Therapy

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Massage Therapists107,240     $42,820     22.2%
Occupational Therapist Aides7,560     $29,230     18.9%
Occupational Therapist Assistants44,990     $61,510     33.1%
Physical Therapist Aides49,270     $27,000     22.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants96,840     $58,790     27.1%
Physical Therapists233,350     $89,440     21.9%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Mechanic

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aircraft Mechanics133,310     $64,090     3.1%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics655,330     $42,090     -0.8%
Bus and Truck Mechanics266,330     $48,500     4.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics36,290     $42,200     3.7%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights387,630     $53,590     5.1%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics147,800     $53,370     3.6%
Motorboat Mechanics22,940     $41,330     5.7%
Motorcycle Mechanics15,590     $37,600     9.2%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians15,580     $38,570     9.2%
Small Engine Mechanics32,160     $36,100     5.7%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Media and Communication

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Audio and Video Technicians73,960     $45,910     11.6%
Camera Operators21,500     $55,160     8.1%
Communication Equipment Workers23,440     $73,460     2.9%
Editors95,970     $61,370     -2.9%
Film and Video Editors27,570     $63,780     13.9%
Interpreters and Translators58,870     $51,830     19.2%
Photographers50,620     $36,280     -6.3%
Producers and Directors129,210     $74,420     4.8%
Public Relations Specialists244,730     $61,150     6.4%
Radio and Television Announcers29,230     $34,630     -7.3%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Technical Writers50,760     $72,850     8.5%
Writers and Authors45,860     $63,200     -0.1%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
General Practitioners109,370     $205,590     9.8%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology18,620     >$208,000     2.3%
Pediatricians29,740     $175,310     2.2%
Physicians and Surgeons390,680     $206,500     7.8%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Mental Health

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clinical Psychologists113,270     $78,200     14.7%
Mental Health CounselorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Organizational Psychologists630     $92,880     12.8%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides78,470     $33,780     12.4%
Psychiatrists25,530     >$208,000     15.8%
Psychologists14,220     $101,790     11.6%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Nursing

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA43,570     $174,790     17.0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN)697,510     $47,480     10.7%
Nurse Practitioners200,600     $109,820     28.2%
Nursing Aides and AttendantsN/A     N/A     N/A
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)1,419,920     $29,660     8.9%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors59,680     $74,600     20.0%
Registered NursesN/A     N/A     N/A
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Nutrition & Fitness

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists28,600     $48,440     18.8%
Dietetic Technicians29,230     $28,400     5.8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists67,670     $61,270     11.2%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors325,500     $40,390     12.8%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Office and Administrative Support

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bill and Account Collectors235,870     $37,000     -7.5%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1,512,660     $41,230     -3.9%
Customer Service Representatives2,919,230     $34,710     -1.7%
Desktop Publishers8,740     $45,390     -15.9%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants542,690     $60,890     -19.8%
Financial Clerks2,910,660     $38,510     -3.1%
General Office Clerks2,956,060     $34,040     -3.5%
Information Clerks5,780,040     $34,050     0.3%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks257,000     $40,750     4.2%
Material Recording Clerks153,850     $41,360     4.9%
Office and Administrative Support Workers188,360     $35,470     5.8%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers95,320     $41,910     5.5%
Postal Service Workers102,390     $60,140     -23.8%
Receptionists1,057,370     $30,050     5.4%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2,038,340     $37,690     -8.9%
Supervisors Of Office Workers1,487,870     $56,620     -0.9%
Tellers442,120     $31,230     -12.2%
Word Processors and Typists47,460     $40,340     -33.8%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Personal Care and Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Animal Care and Service Workers228,980     $24,990     15.6%
Barbers20,030     $30,150     7.4%
Child Care Workers561,520     $24,230     2.4%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations9,400     $76,350     5.2%
Gaming Services Occupations10,470     $28,300     2.1%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists385,960     $26,090     8.5%
Manicurists and Pedicurists111,780     $25,770     10.1%
Recreation Workers358,750     $26,350     8.3%
Shampooers12,120     $22,550     10.1%
Skincare Specialists56,660     $34,090     10.9%
Theatrical Makeup Artists3,400     $75,730     7.0%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Production

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Assemblers and Fabricators1,856,870     $33,710     -10.9%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers20,830     $31,590     0.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers23,590     $40,870     -7.5%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers209,330     $24,220     -0.5%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers383,470     $44,420     2.5%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers8,150     $49,940     -7.8%
Painting and Coating Workers12,430     $32,950     0.9%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers10,770     $90,700     -3.9%
Printing Workers249,300     $36,610     -13.5%
Quality Control Inspectors576,950     $39,140     -17.6%
Semiconductor Processors27,680     $38,060     -8.0%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers73,390     $29,230     2.3%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators32,520     $62,150     2.7%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers631,100     $61,310     -0.2%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators123,730     $47,760     -4.8%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers410,750     $42,490     3.4%
Welding Machine Operators35,110     $38,310     -7.7%
Woodworkers6,700     $33,110     3.1%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Protective Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Correctional Officers and Jailers423,050     $45,180     -7.2%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators105,620     $83,170     2.5%
Fire Fighters324,620     $50,850     5.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators13,710     $61,660     5.5%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers665,280     $63,150     5.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators35,000     $50,510     7.9%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists88,120     $54,290     3.3%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers10,280     $34,190     3.8%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers46,430     $63,730     -7.5%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers69,590     $77,800     5.3%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives121,340     $91,090     4.8%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Sales

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Advertising Sales Agents129,740     $53,310     -2.2%
Cashiers3,596,630     $23,650     -3.8%
Insurance Sales Agents410,050     $50,940     10.2%
Product Sales Representatives1,344,530     $59,930     1.7%
Real Estate Appraisers56,320     $57,010     7.0%
Real Estate Brokers42,730     $59,720     7.1%
Real Estate Sales Agents162,330     $48,930     6.9%
Retail Sales Workers4,317,950     $25,250     -2.3%
Sales Managers402,600     $126,640     5.1%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents437,880     $62,270     4.2%
Technical Products Sales Representatives306,980     $81,020     3.7%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives1,651,500     $63,000     2.0%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Technician

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians11,540     $66,020     4.5%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians21,870     $41,230     6.1%
Avionics Technicians21,750     $65,700     2.2%
Biological Technicians79,530     $45,860     6.8%
Broadcast Technicians28,650     $40,570     1.1%
Chemical Technicians65,760     $49,260     1.7%
Civil Engineering Technicians68,870     $53,410     5.0%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians29,150     $32,620     10.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians122,550     $65,260     0.2%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians14,290     $58,350     0.7%
Engineering Technicians88,330     $62,990     2.7%
Environmental Engineering Technicians18,010     $50,620     8.6%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians32,620     $46,540     9.2%
Forensic Science Technicians16,520     $59,150     14.4%
Forest and Conservation Technicians19,060     $45,500     1.7%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians17,110     $51,130     6.6%
Industrial Engineering Technicians67,110     $56,550     -0.8%
Life Science Technicians64,260     $50,550     7.0%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians42,820     $56,980     2.6%
Nuclear Technicians6,420     $82,080     -4.1%
Sound Technicians12,890     $54,740     1.6%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians53,030     $45,010     5.4%
Wind Turbine Technicians5,960     $52,910     56.9%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Transportation and Material Moving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Air Traffic Controllers22,090     $122,990     1.3%
Airline and Commercial Pilots84,520     $147,220     4.6%
Bus Drivers179,510     $43,030     6.1%
Delivery Truck Drivers923,050     $34,730     4.4%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators44,090     $44,800     7.4%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers2,953,170     $29,510     4.9%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers1,856,130     $45,260     5.1%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators629,270     $36,200     4.4%
Material Moving Machine Operators28,240     $31,770     4.7%
Railroad Occupations45,710     $65,990     -1.2%
Taxi Drivers and ChauffeursN/A     N/A     N/A
Water Transportation Occupations75,180     $57,330     -2.1%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Veterinary

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers212,450     $24,780     16.0%
Veterinarians74,540     $95,460     18.4%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers97,030     $28,590     19.1%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians110,650     $35,320     19.3%
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

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