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Enterprising career interests, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers23-1021.00EISBachelor +*19,200$40,330$89,970
Administrative Services Managers11-3011.00ECBachelor +1.45254,300$44,330$88,660
Advertising Sales Agents41-3011.00ECAmod. OJT1.3160,400$22,930$57,270
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes13-1011.00ESBachelor +1.424,100$27,500$88,620
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators23-1022.00SEBachelor +1.559,400$34,100$77,200
Architectural and Engineering Managers11-9041.00ERIBachelor +0.86176,800$80,300$133,240
Athletes and Sports Competitors27-2021.00RElong OJT2.1616,500$18,040$75,760
Baggage Porters and Bellhops39-6011.00RCshort OJT1.2446,000$16,580$23,090
Bartenders35-3011.00ECRshort OJT0.9503,200$16,340$21,630
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products13-1021.00ECRwork exp.0.5513,000$31,800$59,770
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels53-5021.00ERCwork exp.2.0436,100$31,610$73,760
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Chefs and Head Cooks35-1011.00ERAwork exp.-0.08100,600$24,530$46,570
Chief Executives11-1011.00ECBachelor +0.42369,900$76,220$176,840
Coaches and Scouts27-2022.00SRElong OJT2.94242,900$17,210$36,680
Compensation and Benefits Managers11-3111.00ECSBachelor +0.2831,800$54,060$105,920
Computer and Information Systems Managers11-3021.00ECIBachelor +1.81307,900$74,940$129,130
Construction Managers11-9021.00ERCBachelor1.66523,100$49,680$90,960
Credit Counselors13-2071.00ESCBachelor2.0333,100$27,620$43,670
Demonstrators and Product Promoters41-9011.00ECRmod. OJT1.7590,100$18,350$28,180
Detectives and Criminal Investigators33-3021.00EIwork exp.0.29119,400$39,900$77,860
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers41-9091.00ECshort OJT-0.75153,800$16,950$26,380
Driver/ Sales Workers53-3031.00REshort OJT1.03406,600$16,780$27,730
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Education Administrators, Postsecondary11-9033.00ECSBachelor +1.9146,200$48,920$99,370
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers11-9013.00ERCBachelor +-0.81,202,500$31,700$73,730
Financial Examiners13-2061.00ECBachelor2.729,300$43,240$84,220
Financial Managers11-3031.00CEBachelor +0.88527,100$59,630$123,260
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers47-1011.00ERCwork exp.2.35558,500$36,880$63,230
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers35-1012.00ECRwork exp.0.98801,100$19,660$31,820
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand53-1021.00ERCwork exp.2.72167,400$27,980$47,180
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers37-1011.00ECRwork exp.0.08226,700$21,980$37,830
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers37-1012.00ERCwork exp.1.51202,900$26,730$45,100
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers49-1011.00ECRwork exp.1.19431,200$36,480$62,540
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers41-1012.00ECSwork exp.0.4422,900$36,480$82,320
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers43-1011.00ECSwork exp.1.431,424,400$30,520$52,830
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers39-1021.00ECSwork exp.1.35218,900$22,040$38,300
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives33-1012.00ESCwork exp.0.21106,100$47,240$82,060
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers51-1011.00ERCwork exp.0.19588,500$32,530$57,420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers41-1011.00ECSwork exp.0.841,619,500$23,410$40,910
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators53-1031.00ECRwork exp.1.43198,700$31,590$55,430
Flight Attendants53-2031.00ESClong OJT-0.0290,500$27,240$42,340
Food Service Managers11-9051.00ECRwork exp.-0.33320,600$30,820$52,580
Funeral Service Managers11-9061.00ESCAssociate**$38,420$79,930
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners39-3012.00CER1,2 year1.2115,300$16,680$24,790
Gaming Dealers39-3011.00CER1,2 year1.7191,000$16,180$22,410
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Gaming Managers11-9071.00ECwork exp.1.153,300$37,240$71,390
Gaming Supervisors39-1011.00ECwork exp.0.6936,100$30,910$49,700
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists39-5012.00AES1,2 year1.57627,700$16,850$26,790
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop35-9031.00ESshort OJT0.41330,500$16,200$19,570
Human Resources Managers11-3121.00ESCBachelor +1.2971,800$59,020$109,590
Industrial Engineers17-2112.00ICEBachelor0.64203,900$51,180$82,100
Industrial Production Managers11-3051.00ECBachelor0.91150,300$54,250$97,490
Insurance Sales Agents41-3021.00ECSBachelor2.19411,500$26,120$63,400
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates23-1023.00ESBachelor +0.9234,000$30,060$102,470
Judicial Law Clerks23-1012.00CIBachelor0.7729,800$28,270$52,610
Lawyers23-1011.00EIProfess.1.01728,200$54,310$130,880
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Loan Officers13-2072.00CESBachelor1.42289,400$32,600$70,350
Lodging Managers11-9081.00ECSwork exp.0.8351,400$29,290$54,800
Manicurists and Pedicurists39-5092.00RES1,2 year1.6781,700$16,650$21,440
Marketing Managers11-2021.00ECBachelor +1.36178,200$62,650$129,870
Medical and Health Services Managers11-9111.00ECSBachelor +2.24303,000$53,940$98,460
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners13-1121.00ECSBachelor4.3771,600$26,560$49,830
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors39-4031ESCAssociate**$26,580$52,690
Opticians, Dispensing29-2081.00ECRlong OJT2.8962,600$21,030$35,010
Paralegals and Legal Assistants23-2011.00CIEAssociate1.83256,000$29,420$50,220
Parts Salespersons41-2022.00ECRmod. OJT1.6203,900$18,640$32,320
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents11-9131.00ECSwork exp.-2.7824,500$34,960$62,080
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Private Detectives and Investigators33-9021.00ECwork exp.2.0534,700$27,670$50,780
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers11-9141.00ECBachelor0.6303,900$26,600$63,570
Public Relations Specialists27-3031.00EASBachelor2.25258,100$30,760$61,980
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products13-1023.00CEwork exp.0.53284,200$36,110$62,310
Purchasing Managers11-3061.00ECBachelor +0.7268,000$57,360$106,200
Real Estate Sales Agents41-9022.00EC1,2 year1.22367,500$20,700$51,930
Retail Salespersons41-2031.00ECshort OJT1.664,261,600$16,840$25,310
Sales Engineers41-9031.00ERIBachelor1.4466,400$55,660$99,290
Sales Managers11-2022.00ECBachelor +1.17342,100$52,950$119,980
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products41-4012.00CEmod. OJT1.561,430,000$27,340$64,300
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products41-4011.00ECmod. OJT1.64400,000$37,270$85,690
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents41-3031.00ECBachelor1.52312,200$32,030$100,910
Telemarketers41-9041.00ECshort OJT0.74290,700$17,000$25,570
Training and Development Managers11-3131.00ESBachelor +1.4629,800$54,070$103,810
Transit and Railroad Police33-3052.00REClong OJT0.653,600$34,150$57,880
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants53-6061.00RSEshort OJT1.1124,800$16,670$23,960
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers11-3071.00ECwork exp.198,600$48,050$88,920
Travel Agents41-3041.00EC1,2 year182,800$19,930$36,970
Travel Guides39-7012.00ECmod. OJT2.364,200$18,600$36,060
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products13-1022.00ECwork exp.0.9122,000$29,120$57,420

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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 2010 to 2020. 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 2010 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 2012. 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 2012. 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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