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Conventional career interests, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Accountants and Auditors13-2011.00CEBachelor1.071,332,700$41,400$75,280
Actuaries15-2011.00CIEBachelor +1.7924,600$58,290$110,560
Air Traffic Controllers53-2021.00EClong OJT-0.8624,500$66,780$118,740
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate13-2021.00CE1,2 year0.7885,800$27,040$58,400
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians27-4011.00RIClong OJT1.270,900$22,770$46,630
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists25-9011.00CRSmod. OJT0.810,000$26,090$48,220
Bill and Account Collectors43-3011.00CEshort OJT-0.56350,400$22,920$36,600
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators43-3021.00CEmod. OJT1.29514,600$24,570$36,300
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks43-3031.00CEmod. OJT-0.851,760,300$22,940$38,990
Brokerage Clerks43-4011.00CEmod. OJT0.9157,200$32,150$51,640
Budget Analysts13-2031.00CEIBachelor0.2560,800$47,550$75,150
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Cargo and Freight Agents43-5011.00CERmod. OJT0.778,800$24,460$44,470
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists17-1021.00RICBachelor2.9312,300$39,470$65,410
Cashiers41-2011.00CEshort OJT0.23,424,200$16,830$20,990
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators13-1031.00CEIlong OJT0.33299,700$37,880$64,300
Compliance Officers13-1041.00Clong OJT0.33260,300$37,390$69,180
Computer Operators43-9011.00CRmod. OJT-1.961,100$23,020$42,140
Computer User Support Specialists15-1151.00RICAssociate1.28585,900$28,990$52,430
Construction and Building Inspectors47-4011.00RCIwork exp.0.79101,200$34,800$60,030
Correspondence Clerks43-4021.00CEshort OJT-1.438,400$24,390$36,340
Cost Estimators13-1051.00CEwork exp.0.88213,500$34,720$64,810
Counter and Rental Clerks41-2021.00CEshort OJT0.37442,100$17,860$28,210
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks43-4031.00CEshort OJT0.45140,800$23,420$38,230
Credit Analysts13-2041.00CEBachelor0.6169,400$40,250$79,720
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks43-4041.00CEshort OJT-0.6146,100$24,280$37,920
Customer Service Representatives43-4051.00ESCmod. OJT0.982,581,800$20,250$34,560
Data Entry Keyers43-9021.00CREmod. OJT-0.36216,800$20,030$30,810
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance43-5032.00CREmod. OJT0.44199,500$22,430$40,210
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs43-4061.00SCEmod. OJT0.16129,900$29,460$43,040
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants43-6011.00CEmod. OJT-0.57776,600$33,830$55,460
File Clerks43-4071.00CREshort OJT-0.56159,000$19,080$29,900
Fire Inspectors and Investigators33-2021.00CRwork exp.0.5612,400$34,260$59,800
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks43-4081.00CESshort OJT0.9243,200$17,070$22,610
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping43-4161.00CESshort OJT-0.41140,600$25,500$39,180
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage13-1032.00CRElong OJT-0.0615,500$42,770$65,300
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks43-9041.00CEmod. OJT0.62285,400$25,830$39,560
Insurance Underwriters13-2053.00CEIBachelor-1.14103,400$38,960$72,650
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan43-4111.00CESshort OJT0.52198,000$20,520$32,930
Legal Secretaries43-6012.00CE1,2 year-0.41215,500$26,760$46,470
Library Assistants, Clerical43-4121.00CRSshort OJT0.54108,800$17,800$26,580
Library Technicians25-4031.00CSEshort OJT0.52101,800$19,420$34,200
Loan Interviewers and Clerks43-4131.00CEshort OJT0.87213,800$24,920$39,210
Log Graders and Scalers45-4023.00RCmod. OJT03,700$23,940$37,420
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service43-9051.00CRshort OJT-1.89104,900$18,720$29,930
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Management Analysts13-1111.00IECBachelor +1.36758,000$45,970$91,770
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians29-2071.00CEAssociate1.54188,600$24,190$40,430
Medical Secretaries43-6013.00CS1,2 year2.05527,600$22,610$34,330
Meter Readers, Utilities43-5041.00CRshort OJT-1.8237,400$22,080$40,900
New Accounts Clerks43-4141.00CESwork exp.-0.8152,900$25,860$35,820
Office Clerks, General43-9061.00CERshort OJT0.313,062,500$18,840$31,890
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer43-9071.00RCshort OJT-1.6769,600$19,340$30,980
Order Clerks43-4151.00CESshort OJT-0.08195,900$19,950$34,080
Parking Enforcement Workers33-3041.00RCshort OJT-2.139,400$22,000$38,280
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks43-3051.00CEmod. OJT-0.34172,800$26,510$42,130
Pharmacy Technicians29-2052.00CRmod. OJT0.93372,500$20,950$31,680
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Postal Service Clerks43-5051.00CRshort OJT-2.6369,600$32,520$49,090
Postal Service Mail Carriers43-5052.00CRshort OJT-2.62297,400$32,630$51,130
Procurement Clerks43-3061.00CEshort OJT-0.8372,300$26,110$41,010
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks43-5061.00CEshort OJT0.21304,600$27,190$48,210
Proofreaders and Copy Markers43-9081.00CAshort OJT-0.2213,600$20,530$37,690
Receptionists and Information Clerks43-4171.00CESshort OJT0.951,028,600$19,070$28,430
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks43-4181.00CESshort OJT-0.14140,800$20,870$36,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive43-6014.00CEmod. OJT0.262,457,000$20,870$35,200
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks43-5071.00CREshort OJT-0.22670,200$20,230$32,350
Social Science Research Assistants19-4061.00CIAssociate0.5632,000$20,540$45,760
Statistical Assistants43-9111.00CImod. OJT-1.0816,600$24,590$44,220
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers43-5081.00CREshort OJT0.51,878,100$17,720$25,940
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service43-2011.00CESshort OJT-3.29112,400$19,410$28,990
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents13-2081.00CEBachelor-0.6267,900$31,660$57,280
Tax Preparers13-2082.00CEmod. OJT0.1590,400$19,330$44,730
Telephone Operators43-2021.00CSRshort OJT-4.2713,100$21,860$40,820
Tellers43-3071.00CEshort OJT-0.77520,500$20,320$27,260
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers23-2093.00CERmod. OJT-0.0471,100$27,120$49,840
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials27-2023.00REClong OJT0.4519,800$17,890$33,990
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping43-5111.00CRshort OJT-0.0171,300$19,150$30,980
Word Processors and Typists43-9022.00CEmod. OJT-1.5790,700$25,290$38,710

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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