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

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Business SpecialistsTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Customer Service Reps2,299,750$30,580$20k - $50kCert. or Higher
Bookkeeping Clerks1,606,260$35,170$22k - $54kCert. or Higher
CPAs and other Accountants1,129,340$63,550$40k - $112kBachelor
Management Analysts540,440$78,600$44k - $143kBachelor
Human Resources Specialists394,380$55,800$33k - $95kAssociate
Bill & Account Collectors385,890$32,480$22k - $49kCert. or Higher
Loan Officers286,670$59,820$33k - $120kCert. or Higher
Purchasing Agents280,950$58,760$36k - $94kCert. or Higher
Claims Adjusters263,280$59,960$37k - $90kCert. or Higher
Financial Analysts239,810$76,950$47k - $148kBachelor
Compliance Officers227,500$62,020$36k - $98kBachelor
Insurance Clerks226,260$35,700$25k - $53kCert. or Higher
Training Specialists217,930$55,930$32k - $93kBachelor
Cost Estimators195,230$58,860$35k - $97kBachelor
Loan Interviewers & Clerks192,010$35,310$23k - $51kCert. or Higher
Financial Advisors175,470$67,520$32k - NABachelor
Human Resources Assistants139,200$37,510$25k - $54kCert. or Higher
Logisticians119,560$72,780$45k - $112kBachelor
Wholesale & Retail Buyers108,670$51,470$29k - $93kCert. or Higher
Insurance Underwriters91,810$62,870$39k - $110kBachelor
Benefits Specialists85,620$59,090$38k - $93kBachelor
Labor Relations Specialists75,930$54,660$18k - $99kAssociate
Business Meeting Planners70,480$45,810$27k - $79kBachelor
Procurement Clerks69,750$38,220$24k - $53kCert. or Higher
Tax Examiners & Collectors65,560$50,440$30k - $93kBachelor
Credit Analysts61,240$61,080$37k - $116kBachelor
Tax Preparers61,140$33,730$19k - $77kCert. or Higher
Real Estate Appraisers59,530$49,540$26k - $92kCert. or Higher
Budget Analysts58,280$69,280$46k - $104kBachelor
New Account Clerks55,320$31,720$24k - $45kCert. or Higher
Financial Examiners28,060$75,800$43k - $141kBachelor
Credit Counselors27,640$39,420$28k - $65kBachelor
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage11,770$58,610$42k - $83kCert. or Higher
Entertainment & Sports Agents11,770$63,370$28k - NABachelor
Buyers, Farm Products10,370$55,720$32k - $94kCert. or Higher
 

Computing & Information TechnologyTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Software Application Engineers586,340$90,060$55k - $139kBachelor
Computer Support Technicians525,630$46,420$28k - $77kAssociate
Computer Systems Analysts482,040$79,680$50k - $122kBachelor
System SW Engineers391,700$99,000$63k - $149kBachelor
Data Network Administrators350,320$72,560$44k - $115kBachelor
Software Programmers316,790$74,280$43k - $118kBachelor
Computer Systems Managers309,740$120,950$75k - NABachelor
Computer Specialists185,730$81,140$43k - $119kAssoc. or Higher
Computer Networking Specialists167,980$59,090$35k - $97kAssociate
Computer Systems Analysts137,890$91,000$53k - $142kBachelor
Database Administrators111,590$77,080$43k - $119kBachelor
Web Developers102,940$62,500$34k - $105kBachelor
Networking Analysts72,670$86,170$50k - $136kBachelor
Computer Scientists24,880$102,190$57k - $152kDoctoral or Professional
Desktop Publishers15,960$37,040$20k - $60kAssociate
 

Counseling & Social ServicesTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Human Services Assistants351,400$28,850$19k - $46kCert. or Higher
Family Social Workers273,920$41,530$27k - $71kBachelor
Educational Counselors237,480$53,610$32k - $87kMaster's
Medical Social Workers140,000$49,830$31k - $74kMaster's
Social Service Managers115,360$59,970$36k - $99kBachelor
Mental Health Counselors115,080$40,080$25k - $67kMaster's
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers109,920$39,980$26k - $67kBachelor
Rehab Counselors104,070$33,880$21k - $59kMaster's
Probation Officers86,780$48,190$32k - $83kBachelor
Drug Abuse Counselors80,130$38,520$25k - $60kCert. or Higher
Public & Private Social Workers58,430$54,560$31k - $80kBachelor
Health Educators55,270$48,790$28k - $87kBachelor
Clergy44,000$44,060$22k - $77kBachelor
Marriage & Family Therapy Providers34,270$46,670$26k - $75kMaster's
Counselors27,220$43,810$24k - $72kMaster's
Directors, Religious Activities18,310$37,280$19k - $75kBachelor
 

DesignTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Graphic Design Specialists191,440$44,150$26k - $77kBachelor
Product Displayers73,490$26,410$18k - $44kCert. or Higher
Floral Layout Designers47,110$23,810$17k - $37kCert. or Higher
Interior Designers40,750$47,600$26k - $87kBachelor
Art Directors31,570$80,880$44k - $163kBachelor
Multimedia Designers29,270$61,370$35k - $113kBachelor
Industrial Designers29,030$59,610$35k - $94kBachelor
Clothing Designer16,560$62,860$34k - $126kCert. or Higher
Fine Artists12,480$44,850$19k - $93kCert. or Higher
Set & Exhibit Designers8,680$50,300$25k - $87kBachelor
Craft Artists4,810$29,600$18k - $64kCert. or Higher
 

EducationTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Elementary School Teachers1,360,380$53,400$36k - $83kBachelor
Teaching Assistants1,185,700$23,640$17k - $37kCert. or Higher
High School Teachers959,770$55,050$37k - $86kBachelor
Middle School Teachers620,900$53,430$37k - $82kBachelor
Substitute Teachers619,700$25,930$17k - $44kBachelor
Preschool Teachers340,350$27,130$18k - $49kAssociate
K-12 Education Administrators225,970$87,760$59k - $131kMaster's
Special EdTeachers, Elementary School197,740$53,820$36k - $84kBachelor
Self-Enrichment Ed Teachers179,650$35,320$18k - $71kCert. or Higher
Kindergarten Teachers157,370$50,120$32k - $78kBachelor
Librarians140,280$55,370$33k - $85kMaster's
Instructional Coordinators133,100$60,050$34k - $94kMaster's
High School Special Ed Teachers133,080$56,830$38k - $90kBachelor
College Administrators122,930$86,490$49k - $168kMaster's
Library Technicians100,230$30,660$18k - $49kCert. or Higher
Middle School Special Ed Teachers96,380$55,780$38k - $89kBachelor
Vocation Teachers High School87,780$55,160$38k - $81kBachelor
Adult & Secondary Ed Literacy Teachers66,040$48,590$27k - $82kBachelor
Preschool & Childcare Administrators48,410$43,950$28k - $84kBachelor
Special Ed Teachers, Preschool21,770$52,480$33k - $93kBachelor
Vocation Teachers Junior High18,510$54,220$38k - $77kBachelor
Farm & Home Management Advisors11,060$46,760$26k - $74kMaster's
Museum Techs & Conservators10,430$38,220$25k - $70kBachelor
Curators10,370$49,590$28k - $88kMaster's
Multimedia Collections Specialists8,690$43,350$24k - $73kBachelor
Archivists5,640$47,340$27k - $82kBachelor
 

Engineering & TechniciansTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Sales Reps, Technical & Scientific364,830$74,970$37k - $147kBachelor
Civil Engineers258,100$79,340$51k - $122kBachelor
Mechanical Engineers252,540$80,580$52k - $122kBachelor
Industrial Engineers220,130$78,860$51k - $118kBachelor
Architectural & Engineering Managers187,640$124,870$80k - NABachelor
Electrical Engineers160,560$87,920$56k - $137kBachelor
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Techs144,460$57,850$35k - $83kAssociate
Electronics Engineers134,960$91,820$58k - $141kBachelor
Civil Drafters83,410$47,870$32k - $74kAssociate
Architects82,720$73,090$45k - $118kBachelor
Aerospace Engineers80,420$103,720$65k - $149kBachelor
Computer Hardware Engineers79,580$100,920$64k - $150kBachelor
Civil Engineering Technicians70,790$47,560$30k - $72kAssociate
Industrial Engineering Techs67,400$50,980$33k - $76kAssociate
Sales Engineers65,410$91,830$56k - $151kBachelor
Mechanical Drafting Techs63,220$50,360$33k - $79kAssociate
Environmental Engineers50,850$80,890$50k - $122kBachelor
Surveying Technicians47,000$39,670$24k - $66kCert. or Higher
Mechanical Engineering Techs46,630$51,980$33k - $77kAssociate
Professional Surveyors40,190$56,230$32k - $91kBachelor
Urban & Regional Planners37,620$65,230$41k - $98kMaster's
Petroleum Engineers36,410$130,280$75k - NABachelor
Chemical Engineers32,190$94,350$59k - $155kBachelor
Electronics & Electrical Drafters28,160$55,700$35k - $88kAssociate
Health & Safety Engineers23,490$76,830$45k - $119kBachelor
Materials Engineers22,740$85,150$53k - $130kBachelor
Nuclear Engineers19,930$104,270$69k - $150kBachelor
Biomedical Engineers18,810$86,960$53k - $139kBachelor
Environmental Engineering Techs18,590$45,350$29k - $77kAssociate
Electro-Mechanical Techs16,990$51,820$33k - $77kAssociate
Landscape Architects15,750$64,180$38k - $102kBachelor
Cartographers11,490$57,440$35k - $95kBachelor
Aerospace Engineering Techs9,750$61,530$40k - $87kAssociate
Mining & Geological Engineers7,640$84,320$50k - $140kBachelor
Marine Engineers & Naval Architects6,880$88,100$54k - $151kBachelor
Agricultural Engineers2,470$74,000$45k - $116kBachelor
Math Technicians1,150$56,820$30k - $114kBachelor
 

Entertainment, Media & ArtsTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Coaches & Scouts201,800$28,360$17k - $66kCert. or Higher
Public Relations Specialists201,280$54,170$31k - $101kBachelor
Personal Service Supervisors141,960$35,150$22k - $59kCert. or Higher
Editors99,040$53,880$29k - $105kBachelor
Gaming Dealers98,310$18,630$16k - $37kCert. or Higher
Producers & Directors87,010$71,350$32k - NABachelor
Actors70,540NANA - NACert. or Higher
Photographers56,140$28,490$18k - $67kCert. or Higher
AV Technicians & Operators54,310$41,850$23k - $74kCert. or Higher
Interpreters & Translators50,320$45,430$24k - $92kBachelor
Tech Writers46,160$65,500$39k - $102kBachelor
Reporters & Correspondents45,570$35,870$21k - $79kBachelor
Musicians42,100NANA - NACert. or Higher
Writers & Authors41,990$55,940$28k - $118kBachelor
Broadcast Engineers31,640$37,880$19k - $78kAssociate
Television & Radio Announcers31,340$28,020$17k - $79kBachelor
Music Directors & Composers24,940$47,350$21k - $86kBachelor
Gaming Supervisors24,760$49,290$31k - $71kCert. or Higher
Film & Video Editors21,500$51,300$26k - $119kBachelor
Camera Operators16,410$40,300$20k - $86kBachelor
Umpires & Referees15,570$23,290$17k - $52kCert. or Higher
Sound Technicians14,280$46,310$23k - $98kCert. or Higher
Athletes & Sports Competitors12,450$40,060$18k - NACert. or Higher
Entertainment & Sports Agents11,770$63,370$28k - NABachelor
Dancers11,390NANA - NACert. or Higher
Animal Trainers11,170$25,270$18k - $50kCert. or Higher
Public Address Announcers8,120$26,230$17k - $71kCert. or Higher
Slot Supervisors7,730$32,390$19k - $54kCert. or Higher
Choreographers7,400$38,120$20k - $82kCert. or Higher
Costume Attendants5,660$36,760$19k - $74kCert. or Higher
Broadcast News Analysts5,170$55,380$27k - $170kBachelor
Gaming Managers4,490$65,220$37k - $114kCert. or Higher
Radio Operators1,280$42,080$19k - $71kCert. or Higher
 

Food, Hospitality & TravelTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Food Preparation Supervisors817,600$29,270$20k - $48kCert. or Higher
Cafeteria Cooks395,280$22,860$17k - $35kCert. or Higher
Food Services Managers189,510$47,960$31k - $81kCert. or Higher
Chefs & Lead Cooks97,370$42,480$25k - $74kCert. or Higher
Flight Attendants84,960$37,240$27k - $66kCert. or Higher
Travel Agents64,680$34,600$20k - $57kCert. or Higher
Tour Guides & Escorts31,270$23,940$17k - $38kCert. or Higher
Hotel & Motel Managers29,730$46,810$29k - $90kCert. or Higher
Transportation Attendants, Others23,790$21,490$17k - $36kCert. or Higher
Travel Guides4,210$30,780$19k - $59kCert. or Higher
 

Forestry & AgricultureTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Forest & Conservation Techs31,720$33,920$25k - $54kAssociate
Farm, Fishing, & Forestry Supervisors19,340$43,660$25k - $72kCert. or Higher
Agricultural & Food Science Techs18,280$34,070$22k - $53kAssociate
Agricultural Inspectors13,570$42,160$25k - $62kBachelor
Farm & Home Management Advisors11,060$46,760$26k - $74kMaster's
Professional Foresters9,470$55,950$36k - $78kBachelor
Forest & Conservation Workers7,910$24,340$17k - $46kCert. or Higher
Forest Fire Inspectors1,800$35,780$21k - $72kCert. or Higher
Animal Breeders1,460$34,250$18k - $59kCert. or Higher
 

Healthcare - AlliedTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Nursing Aides1,420,020$24,420$18k - $35kCert. or Higher
Home Health Aides839,930$20,820$17k - $29kCert. or Higher
Medical Assistants553,140$29,370$21k - $42kCert. or Higher
Medical Admin Assistants509,640$31,350$22k - $46kCert. or Higher
Pharmacy Technicians353,340$29,320$21k - $42kCert. or Higher
Dentist Assistants300,160$34,500$24k - $48kCert. or Higher
Health Services Managers293,490$88,580$54k - $151kBachelor
Pharmacists281,560$116,670$89k - $146kDoctoral or Professional
EMTs & Paramedics232,860$31,020$20k - $54kCert. or Higher
Radiologic Technologists194,790$54,620$37k - $77kAssociate
Physical Therapists191,460$79,860$56k - $112kDoctoral or Professional
Dental Hygienists190,290$70,210$47k - $96kAssociate
Health Information Technicians182,370$34,160$22k - $56kCert. or Higher
Medical Lab Technologists160,700$57,580$40k - $79kBachelor
Medical Laboratory Techs157,920$37,240$25k - $58kAssociate
Speech Pathology Specialists121,690$69,870$44k - $108kMaster's
Respiratory Therapists116,960$55,870$41k - $75kAssociate
Family and General Practitioners110,050$172,020$85k - NADoctoral or Professional
Occupation Therapists105,540$75,400$51k - $107kMaster's
Phlebotomists100,380$29,730$21k - $43kCert. or Higher
Surgical Technologists97,150$41,790$30k - $60kCert. or Higher
Physician Assistants83,640$90,930$62k - $125kMaster's
Veterinary Technicians83,350$30,290$21k - $44kAssociate
Psychiatric Aides77,880$24,580$17k - $40kCert. or Higher
Medical Transcriptionists74,810$34,020$22k - $47kCert. or Higher
Veterinary Assistants71,500$23,130$17k - $36kCert. or Higher
Massage Therapists71,040$35,970$18k - $70kCert. or Higher
Physical Therapy Assistants69,810$52,160$32k - $73kAssociate
Psychiatric Technicians67,760$30,050$21k - $53kCert. or Higher
Opticians, Dispensing64,930$33,330$21k - $53kCert. or Higher
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists59,610$66,790$40k - $97kBachelor
Dietitians58,240$55,240$35k - $78kBachelor
Sonographers57,700$65,860$45k - $91kAssociate
Cardiovascular Technologists50,530$52,070$28k - $81kAssociate
Medical Equipment Preparers50,230$30,820$21k - $46kCert. or Higher
Physical Therapist Aides48,700$23,880$18k - $35kCert. or Higher
Pharmacy Assistants42,600$21,860$17k - $33kCert. or Higher
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists29,560$65,360$46k - $89kAssociate
Occupational Therapy Assistants29,500$53,240$33k - $73kAssociate
Optometrists29,180$97,820$53k - $185kDoctoral or Professional
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians29,170$34,240$24k - $49kAssociate
Dietetic Technicians24,660$26,260$18k - $43kCert. or Higher
Athletic Trainers20,780$42,090$26k - $64kBachelor
Nuclear Medicine Technologists20,480$70,180$51k - $93kAssociate
Recreational Therapy Providers19,180$42,280$26k - $67kBachelor
Radiation Therapists18,230$77,560$52k - $114kAssociate
Respiratory Therapy Techs13,460$46,760$32k - $67kAssociate
Audiologists12,060$69,720$44k - $101kDoctoral or Professional
Occupational Health & Safety Techs11,890$47,440$29k - $75kCert. or Higher
Podiatrists9,090$116,440$53k - NADoctoral or Professional
Occupational Therapy Aides7,950$26,850$18k - $48kCert. or Higher
Orthotists & Prosthetists7,890$62,670$34k - $111kMaster's
Hearing Aid Specialists4,980$41,430$22k - $81kCert. or Higher
Genetic Counselors2,000$56,800$26k - $86kMaster's
 

Healthcare - NursingTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Registered Nurses (RNs)2,633,980$65,470$45k - $95kBachelor
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)718,800$41,540$31k - $57kCert. or Higher
Nurse Practitioners105,780$89,960$64k - $121kMaster's
Nurse Anesthetists34,180$148,160$106k - NAMaster's
Nurse Midwives5,710$89,600$62k - $120kMaster's
 

Healthcare - PractitionersTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Dentists, General93,580$145,240$74k - NADoctoral or Professional
Veterinarians56,020$84,460$52k - $144kDoctoral or Professional
Internists, General45,210NA$67k - NADoctoral or Professional
Surgeons42,410NA$123k - NADoctoral or Professional
Pediatricians, General30,560$154,650$87k - NADoctoral or Professional
Anesthesiologists29,930NA$135k - NADoctoral or Professional
Chiropractors27,740$66,160$31k - $143kDoctoral or Professional
Psychiatrists24,210$173,330$71k - NADoctoral or Professional
Obstetricians and Gynecologists20,880NA$121k - NADoctoral or Professional
Orthodontists5,530NA$68k - NADoctoral or Professional
Dental Surgeons4,990NA$90k - NADoctoral or Professional
 

Installation & RepairTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Auto Mechanics596,830$36,610$21k - $60kCert. or Higher
Electricians519,850$49,840$30k - $83kCert. or Higher
Construction Supervisors456,640$59,700$37k - $94kCert. or Higher
Mechanic & installer supervisors421,650$60,250$36k - $93kCert. or Higher
Plumbers340,370$49,140$29k - $84kCert. or Higher
HVAC Technicians240,480$43,640$27k - $69kCert. or Higher
Telecommunications Equipment Installers208,220$54,530$31k - $75kCert. or Higher
Construction Managers207,580$82,790$50k - $145kAssociate
Automotive Body Repairers135,610$38,380$23k - $65kCert. or Higher
Telephone Line Technicians133,040$51,410$28k - $77kCert. or Higher
Aircraft Maintenance Techs119,160$55,210$35k - $77kCert. or Higher
Computer & Office Machine Repairers113,480$36,620$22k - $58kCert. or Higher
Diesel Mechanics110,200$46,050$31k - $66kCert. or Higher
Construction Inspectors89,280$53,450$32k - $84kCert. or Higher
Electrical & Electronics Equipment Repairers66,440$52,650$33k - $74kCert. or Higher
Security Alarm Systems Installers53,960$41,030$26k - $64kCert. or Higher
Medical Equipment Repair Techs35,740$44,570$27k - $72kAssociate
Home Appliance Repairers34,510$35,170$20k - $59kCert. or Higher
Small Engine Mechanics27,350$30,510$20k - $46kCert. or Higher
Home Entertainment Installers27,050$35,060$22k - $57kCert. or Higher
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Electric Grid23,920$68,810$48k - $89kCert. or Higher
Elevator Installers & Repairers19,700$76,650$40k - $106kCert. or Higher
Electric Motor & Power Tool Repairers19,020$36,240$21k - $59kCert. or Higher
Marine Service Technicians18,380$35,530$22k - $56kCert. or Higher
Avionics Technicians16,810$55,350$39k - $74kCert. or Higher
Locksmiths16,190$37,560$22k - $59kCert. or Higher
Radio Tower Equipment Installers15,780$43,900$26k - $71kAssociate
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Transportation15,530$51,240$34k - $74kCert. or Higher
Motorcycle Service Techs14,950$33,140$21k - $52kCert. or Higher
Electronic Equipment Repairers, Vehicles12,590$31,340$20k - $49kCert. or Higher
Recreational Vehicle Service Techs10,970$34,540$22k - $54kCert. or Higher
Signal & Track Switch Repairers8,600$55,450$39k - $74kCert. or Higher
Musical Instrument Repairers7,130$30,630$19k - $53kCert. or Higher
Commercial Divers3,480$46,880$30k - $94kCert. or Higher
Watch Repairers2,670$37,650$21k - $61kCert. or Higher
Photo Equipment Repairers2,590$37,980$25k - $63kAssociate
 

LegalTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Attorneys581,920$113,530$54k - NADoctoral or Professional
Legal Assistants & Paralegals267,030$46,990$29k - $75kAssociate
Legal Secretaries216,730$42,170$26k - $68kCert. or Higher
Title Examiners49,390$41,970$26k - $75kCert. or Higher
Judges & Magistrates27,220$115,760$30k - $167kDoctoral or Professional
Stenotype Reporter18,590$48,160$25k - $91kCert. or Higher
Administrative Law Judges14,150$87,240$40k - $154kBachelor
Judicial Law Clerks11,200$47,120$28k - $85kDoctoral or Professional
Arbitrators & Mediators6,520$61,280$34k - $137kBachelor
 

ManagementTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
General & Operations Managers1,899,460$95,440$47k - NAAssociate
Financial Managers484,910$109,740$60k - NABachelor
Sales Managers344,730$105,260$53k - NABachelor
Business Managers338,520$100,890$53k - $159kAssoc. or Higher
Computer Systems Managers309,740$120,950$75k - NABachelor
Health Services Managers293,490$88,580$54k - $151kBachelor
Administrative Services Managers264,090$81,080$44k - $143kCert. or Higher
Chief Executives255,940$168,140$76k - NABachelor
Construction Managers207,580$82,790$50k - $145kAssociate
Food Services Managers189,510$47,960$31k - $81kCert. or Higher
Architectural & Engineering Managers187,640$124,870$80k - NABachelor
Marketing Managers171,430$119,480$63k - NABachelor
Industrial Production Managers160,550$89,190$54k - $150kBachelor
Property Managers159,570$52,610$27k - $113kCert. or Higher
Social Service Managers115,360$59,970$36k - $99kBachelor
Transportation & Distribution Managers98,600$81,830$48k - $139kCert. or Higher
HR Managers98,020$99,720$59k - $173kBachelor
Purchasing Managers69,400$100,170$57k - $159kBachelor
Legislators56,760$19,780$16k - $85kBachelor
Public Relations Managers53,520$95,450$52k - $180kBachelor
Natural Sciences Managers48,560$115,730$65k - NABachelor
Hotel & Motel Managers29,730$46,810$29k - $90kCert. or Higher
Advertising & Promotions Managers28,420$88,590$43k - NABachelor
Training & Development Managers27,350$95,400$54k - $165kBachelor
Postmasters & Mail Superintendents23,790$63,050$35k - $85kCert. or Higher
Salary & Benefits Managers19,960$95,250$54k - $172kBachelor
Emergency Management Directors9,550$59,770$31k - $108kBachelor
Funeral Service Managers9,130$66,720$38k - $141kAssociate
Gaming Managers4,490$65,220$37k - $114kCert. or Higher
 

Math & ScienceTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Market Research Analysts392,740$60,300$33k - $114kBachelor
Clinical Psychologists103,590$67,650$38k - $109kDoctoral or Professional
Medical Scientists95,420$76,980$41k - $147kDoctoral or Professional
Chemists84,950$71,770$41k - $121kBachelor
Environmental Scientists84,240$63,570$39k - $110kBachelor
Biological Technicians72,740$39,750$25k - $65kBachelor
Operations Research Analysts69,180$72,100$41k - $129kBachelor
Chemical Technicians61,300$42,920$26k - $71kAssociate
Natural Sciences Managers48,560$115,730$65k - NABachelor
Urban & Regional Planners37,620$65,230$41k - $98kMaster's
Geoscientists35,180$90,890$48k - NABachelor
Forest & Conservation Techs31,720$33,920$25k - $54kAssociate
Environmental Science Techs30,890$41,240$26k - $69kAssociate
Biochemists & Biophysicists26,410$81,480$41k - $147kDoctoral or Professional
Social Science Research Assistants26,370$37,140$21k - $64kAssociate
Statisticians25,570$75,560$42k - $122kMaster's
Actuaries21,340$93,680$56k - $175kBachelor
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists18,650$57,710$37k - $95kBachelor
Microbiologists18,550$66,260$40k - $118kBachelor
Conservation Scientists18,460$61,100$38k - $91kBachelor
Agricultural & Food Science Techs18,280$34,070$22k - $53kAssociate
Physicists17,820$106,840$58k - $177kDoctoral or Professional
Survey Researchers17,370$45,050$20k - $89kBachelor
Professional Economists15,760$91,860$51k - $155kBachelor
Geological & Petroleum Techs15,360$52,700$27k - $99kAssociate
Statistical Assistants14,870$39,840$24k - $59kBachelor
Food Scientists & Technologists13,680$58,070$34k - $107kBachelor
Forensic Technician12,440$52,840$32k - $85kBachelor
Soil & Plant Scientists12,410$58,740$36k - $97kBachelor
Atmospheric & Space Scientists10,190$89,260$49k - $135kBachelor
Professional Foresters9,470$55,950$36k - $78kBachelor
Nuclear Technicians8,040$69,060$42k - $97kAssociate
Materials Scientists7,970$88,990$47k - $134kBachelor
Hydrologists6,880$75,530$48k - $113kMaster's
Anthropologists & Archeologists6,060$57,420$33k - $91kMaster's
Political Scientists5,750$102,000$49k - $155kMaster's
Epidemiologists4,850$65,270$43k - $108kMaster's
Historians3,340$52,480$27k - $98kMaster's
Mathematicians3,250$101,360$56k - $153kMaster's
Sociologists2,340$74,960$43k - $130kMaster's
Astronomers2,150$96,460$51k - $165kDoctoral or Professional
Animal Scientists2,120$61,680$35k - $129kDoctoral or Professional
Geographers1,510$74,760$42k - $104kBachelor
Math Technicians1,150$56,820$30k - $114kBachelor
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists1,030$83,580$49k - $168kMaster's
 

Office SupportTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
General Office Workers2,808,100$27,470$18k - $44kCert. or Higher
Customer Service Reps2,299,750$30,580$20k - $50kCert. or Higher
Admin Assistants2,085,680$32,410$20k - $49kCert. or Higher
Bookkeeping Clerks1,606,260$35,170$22k - $54kCert. or Higher
Office Supervisors1,359,150$49,330$31k - $80kCert. or Higher
Receptionists & Information Clerks966,150$25,990$18k - $38kCert. or Higher
Administrative Support Specialists803,040$47,500$31k - $74kCert. or Higher
Billing & Posting Clerks490,850$33,450$23k - $47kCert. or Higher
Bill & Account Collectors385,890$32,480$22k - $49kCert. or Higher
Production & Planning Clerks278,490$43,740$26k - $69kCert. or Higher
Insurance Clerks226,260$35,700$25k - $53kCert. or Higher
Office Support Workers225,310$31,060$19k - $51kCert. or Higher
Order Clerks208,800$29,480$19k - $47kCert. or Higher
Interviewers, Others196,660$29,910$19k - $45kCert. or Higher
Loan Interviewers & Clerks192,010$35,310$23k - $51kCert. or Higher
Human Resources Assistants139,200$37,510$25k - $54kCert. or Higher
Eligibility Interviewers, Government130,340$40,530$27k - $56kAssociate
Court, Municipal, & License Clerks122,710$34,830$23k - $54kCert. or Higher
Library Assistants, Clerical104,030$23,440$17k - $38kCert. or Higher
Computer Operators71,560$38,390$23k - $58kCert. or Higher
Procurement Clerks69,750$38,220$24k - $53kCert. or Higher
Office Machine Operators66,820$27,950$19k - $44kCert. or Higher
Brokerage Clerks61,870$42,440$28k - $63kCert. or Higher
New Account Clerks55,320$31,720$24k - $45kCert. or Higher
Credit Authorizers51,650$33,600$24k - $52kCert. or Higher
Desktop Publishers15,960$37,040$20k - $60kAssociate
Statistical Assistants14,870$39,840$24k - $59kBachelor
Proofreaders & Copy Markers11,300$32,780$20k - $54kBachelor
 

Personal ServicesTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Hairdressers & Cosmetologists355,910$22,700$17k - $42kCert. or Higher
Recreation Workers309,730$22,240$17k - $39kBachelor
Fitness Trainers & Instructors234,070$31,720$18k - $67kCert. or Higher
Residential Advisors83,760$24,520$17k - $39kCert. or Higher
Funeral Service Managers9,130$66,720$38k - $141kAssociate
 

ProductionTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Machinists388,370$39,500$24k - $60kCert. or Higher
Welding & Brazing Workers329,710$36,300$25k - $56kCert. or Higher
Production & Planning Clerks278,490$43,740$26k - $69kCert. or Higher
Industrial Production Managers160,550$89,190$54k - $150kBachelor
Industrial & Other Bakers157,230$23,140$17k - $37kCert. or Higher
Water & Wastewater Treatment Operators108,440$42,760$26k - $68kCert. or Higher
Tool & Die Makers76,430$47,000$32k - $70kCert. or Higher
Brazing & Welding Machine Operators49,430$34,720$23k - $52kCert. or Higher
Prepress Technicians & Workers41,420$37,260$22k - $58kCert. or Higher
Power Plant Operators41,350$66,130$41k - $90kCert. or Higher
Refinery Operators41,020$61,850$39k - $83kCert. or Higher
Chemical Plant & System Operators38,170$54,390$33k - $75kCert. or Higher
Dental Laboratory Technicians36,790$36,090$21k - $61kCert. or Higher
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators36,350$53,560$34k - $78kCert. or Higher
Opthalmic Lab Techs29,380$28,590$19k - $43kCert. or Higher
Semiconductor Processors21,380$33,020$23k - $48kAssociate
Gas Plant Operators12,380$61,140$41k - $84kCert. or Higher
Medical Appliance Technicians12,230$36,100$23k - $56kCert. or Higher
Power Distributors & Dispatchers11,590$71,690$48k - $102kCert. or Higher
Nuclear Power Plant Operators7,140$74,990$55k - $97kCert. or Higher
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers6,500$38,650$21k - $77kCert. or Higher
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic5,700$45,850$27k - $70kCert. or Higher
Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic4,130$42,440$25k - $64kCert. or Higher
 

Public SafetyTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Police Patrol Officers632,000$55,270$32k - $89kCert. or Higher
Correctional Officers & Jailers434,870$39,040$27k - $70kCert. or Higher
Firefighters297,700$45,250$22k - $79kCert. or Higher
EMTs & Paramedics232,860$31,020$20k - $54kCert. or Higher
Dispatchers, Others184,890$35,690$21k - $60kCert. or Higher
Lifeguards, Ski Patrols, etc.125,770$18,950$16k - $29kCert. or Higher
Criminal Investigators109,230$74,300$40k - $123kCert. or Higher
Police Supervisors99,860$78,270$47k - $126kCert. or Higher
Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers95,640$36,300$23k - $57kCert. or Higher
Fire Fighter Supervisors60,600$68,210$41k - $109kCert. or Higher
Correctional Officer Supervisors44,830$57,840$38k - $91kCert. or Higher
Private Detectives23,390$45,740$28k - $80kCert. or Higher
Bailiffs16,240$36,840$19k - $67kCert. or Higher
Animal Control Workers13,890$31,680$20k - $51kCert. or Higher
Fire Inspectors & Investigators11,860$53,990$34k - $87kCert. or Higher
Emergency Management Directors9,550$59,770$31k - $108kBachelor
Gaming Officers & Investigators9,150$29,610$21k - $47kCert. or Higher
Fish & Game Wardens6,320$48,070$32k - $71kCert. or Higher
Transit & Railroad Police4,140$55,210$34k - $87kCert. or Higher
Forest Fire Inspectors1,800$35,780$21k - $72kCert. or Higher
 

Sales & MarketingTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Retail Salespeople4,340,000$21,110$17k - $39kCert. or Higher
Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing1,414,030$54,230$27k - $113kCert. or Higher
Retail Sales Supervision1,214,170$36,820$23k - $62kCert. or Higher
Market Research Analysts392,740$60,300$33k - $114kBachelor
Sales Reps, Technical & Scientific364,830$74,970$37k - $147kBachelor
Sales Managers344,730$105,260$53k - NABachelor
Insurance Sales Agents336,740$48,150$26k - $117kCert. or Higher
Financial Services Sales Agents330,470$71,720$32k - NABachelor
Telemarketers245,550$22,330$17k - $39kCert. or Higher
Non Retail Sales Supervisors243,420$70,060$36k - $145kCert. or Higher
Public Relations Specialists201,280$54,170$31k - $101kBachelor
Marketing Managers171,430$119,480$63k - NABachelor
Real Estate Agents162,560$39,140$21k - $96kCert. or Higher
Advertising Sales Agents145,500$46,290$23k - $103kCert. or Higher
Sales Engineers65,410$91,830$56k - $151kBachelor
Public Relations Managers53,520$95,450$52k - $180kBachelor
Fundraisers48,530$50,680$30k - $88kAssociate
Property Sales Brokers37,270$58,350$26k - $177kCert. or Higher
Advertising & Promotions Managers28,420$88,590$43k - NABachelor
 

Transportation & LogisticsTop

CareerJob CountTypical SalarySalary RangeSuggested Degree
Truck Drivers1,556,510$38,200$25k - $59kCert. or Higher
Delivery Truck Drivers769,010$29,390$18k - $63kCert. or Higher
Postal Service Mail Carriers305,490$56,490$40k - $58kCert. or Higher
Transportation Supervisors197,300$53,240$32k - $82kCert. or Higher
Material Movers Supervisors168,910$45,180$28k - $71kCert. or Higher
Postal Service Operators134,230$53,090$30k - $54kCert. or Higher
Transportation & Distribution Managers98,600$81,830$48k - $139kCert. or Higher
Cargo & Freight Agents78,750$39,720$24k - $62kCert. or Higher
Postal Service Clerks69,310$53,090$30k - $55kCert. or Higher
Airline Pilots & Flight Engineers66,270$114,200$67k - NABachelor
Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters42,740$54,700$40k - $80kCert. or Higher
Locomotive Engineers37,060$52,280$38k - $80kCert. or Higher
Commercial Pilots34,990$73,280$39k - $135kCert. or Higher
Transportation Inspectors24,310$63,680$32k - $112kCert. or Higher
Postmasters & Mail Superintendents23,790$63,050$35k - $85kCert. or Higher
Air Traffic Controllers23,260$122,530$65k - $171kAssociate
Ship Engineers10,760$70,890$40k - $118kBachelor
Airfield Operations Specialists6,990$48,080$26k - $79kCert. or Higher
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors6,720$47,930$30k - $77kCert. or Higher
Traffic Technicians6,340$38,380$25k - $67kCert. or Higher
Rail Yard Engineers5,170$41,230$29k - $62kCert. or Higher