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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 +-0.1714,900$41,510$91,530
Administrative Services Managers11-3011.00ECBachelor +1.22280,800$45,590$92,250
Advertising Sales Agents41-3011.00ECAmod. OJT-0.07154,600$23,050$60,910
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes13-1011.00ESBachelor +0.9718,300$27,640$97,220
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators23-1022.00SEBachelor +1.048,400$33,200$70,740
Architectural and Engineering Managers11-9041.00ERIBachelor +0.67193,800$83,580$138,720
Athletes and Sports Competitors27-2021.00RElong OJT0.6714,900$20,190$78,260
Baggage Porters and Bellhops39-6011.00RCshort OJT1.2141,000$16,960$23,880
Bartenders35-3011.00ECRshort OJT1.19551,100$16,610$22,620
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products13-1021.00ECRwork exp.0.5914,200$29,850$60,350
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels53-5021.00ERCwork exp.1.3835,400$36,370$79,180
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Chefs and Head Cooks35-1011.00ERAwork exp.0.52115,400$23,140$45,880
Chief Executives11-1011.00ECBachelor +0.53330,500$72,750$180,700
Coaches and Scouts27-2022.00SRElong OJT1.48243,900$17,570$39,150
Compensation and Benefits Managers11-3111.00ECSBachelor +0.3120,700$58,370$118,670
Computer and Information Systems Managers11-3021.00ECIBachelor +1.53332,700$78,470$136,280
Construction Managers11-9021.00ERCBachelor1.61485,000$50,990$94,590
Credit Counselors13-2071.00ESCBachelor2.0730,900$28,850$47,600
Demonstrators and Product Promoters41-9011.00ECRmod. OJT1.6178,100$18,920$28,760
Detectives and Criminal Investigators33-3021.00EIwork exp.0.2115,200$40,780$80,540
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers41-9091.00ECshort OJT-1.5392,700$17,270$25,380
Driver/ Sales Workers53-3031.00REshort OJT0.85432,000$17,020$27,720
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Education Administrators, Postsecondary11-9033.00ECSBachelor +1.45161,800$50,240$101,910
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers11-9013.00ERCBachelor +-1.93930,600$34,170$72,570
Financial Examiners13-2061.00ECBachelor0.6329,200$44,660$86,460
Financial Managers11-3031.00CEBachelor +0.89532,100$62,480$130,230
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers47-1011.00ERCwork exp.2.35545,500$37,730$65,150
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers35-1012.00ECRwork exp.1.29848,500$19,680$32,420
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand53-1021.00ERCwork exp.0.85171,600$28,360$48,980
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers37-1011.00ECRwork exp.1.28249,500$22,340$39,110
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers37-1012.00ERCwork exp.1.27207,300$26,990$46,020
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers49-1011.00ECRwork exp.0.78436,400$37,350$64,670
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers41-1012.00ECSwork exp.-0.08394,400$36,130$84,010
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.1.211,418,100$30,530$54,400
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers39-1021.00ECSwork exp.1.11251,500$22,030$38,240
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives33-1012.00ESCwork exp.0.49103,700$47,720$84,260
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers51-1011.00ERCwork exp.-0.18594,700$33,060$59,060
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers41-1011.00ECSwork exp.0.441,603,300$23,610$42,190
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators53-1031.00ECRwork exp.0.86201,000$32,430$57,530
Flight Attendants53-2031.00ESClong OJT-0.6584,800$28,820$46,300
Food Service Managers11-9051.00ECRwork exp.0.16321,400$29,920$53,500
Funeral Service Managers11-9061.00ESCAssociate1.259,300$38,850$81,080
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners39-3012.00CER1,2 year0.7814,700$16,900$25,650
Gaming Dealers39-3011.00CER1,2 year1.14100,300$16,300$21,040
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Gaming Managers11-9071.00ECwork exp.0.754,800$41,090$75,590
Gaming Supervisors39-1011.00ECwork exp.0.8238,500$29,670$49,660
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists39-5012.00AES1,2 year1.27611,200$17,160$27,940
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop35-9031.00ESshort OJT0.55347,300$16,400$19,940
Human Resources Managers11-3121.00ESCBachelor +1.32102,700$60,440$114,140
Industrial Engineers17-2112.00ICEBachelor0.45223,300$52,510$85,110
Industrial Production Managers11-3051.00ECBachelor-0.24172,700$56,290$101,640
Insurance Sales Agents41-3021.00ECSBachelor1.04443,400$25,710$63,730
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates23-1023.00ESBachelor +0.2328,300$31,480$106,420
Judicial Law Clerks23-1012.00CIBachelor0.4312,100$29,140$54,350
Lawyers23-1011.00EIProfess.0.98759,800$55,400$133,470
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Loan Officers13-2072.00CESBachelor0.77296,900$33,050$73,670
Lodging Managers11-9081.00ECSwork exp.0.1450,400$28,630$57,230
Manicurists and Pedicurists39-5092.00RES1,2 year1.5686,900$17,200$22,500
Marketing Managers11-2021.00ECBachelor +1.27180,500$65,980$137,400
Medical and Health Services Managers11-9111.00ECSBachelor +2.32315,500$55,890$103,680
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners13-1121.00ECSBachelor3.3294,200$25,940$50,910
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors39-4031ESCAssociate1.2123,500$25,910$52,130
Opticians, Dispensing29-2081.00ECRlong OJT2.3467,600$21,510$36,260
Paralegals and Legal Assistants23-2011.00CIEAssociate1.67277,000$30,280$51,840
Parts Salespersons41-2022.00ECRmod. OJT0.7221,300$18,520$32,450
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents11-9131.00ECSwork exp.-2.4223,000$51,510$67,000
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Private Detectives and Investigators33-9021.00ECwork exp.1.1230,000$27,000$52,880
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers11-9141.00ECBachelor1.18297,000$28,240$65,880
Public Relations Specialists27-3031.00EASBachelor1.2229,100$31,190$64,050
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products13-1023.00CEwork exp.0.29294,000$37,180$64,730
Purchasing Managers11-3061.00ECBachelor +0.2171,900$60,840$111,810
Real Estate Sales Agents41-9022.00EC1,2 year1.11342,400$21,540$55,530
Retail Salespersons41-2031.00ECshort OJT0.984,447,000$17,030$25,760
Sales Engineers41-9031.00ERIBachelor0.8966,000$55,850$104,660
Sales Managers11-2022.00ECBachelor +0.83359,300$53,620$126,040
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products41-4012.00CEmod. OJT0.891,480,700$26,790$65,800
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products41-4011.00ECmod. OJT0.97382,300$37,430$86,750
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents41-3031.00ECBachelor1.12354,600$32,170$103,260
Telemarketers41-9041.00ECshort OJT0.77250,100$17,340$25,800
Training and Development Managers11-3131.00ESBachelor +1.1228,600$57,920$111,030
Transit and Railroad Police33-3052.00REClong OJT0.344,300$33,280$53,170
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants53-6061.00RSEshort OJT1.123,300$17,190$27,060
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers11-3071.00ECwork exp.0.49105,200$50,640$93,180
Travel Agents41-3041.00EC1,2 year-1.2173,300$19,680$37,730
Travel Guides39-7012.00ECmod. OJT0.365,700$20,490$38,260
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products13-1022.00ECwork exp.0.71124,600$29,700$58,190

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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 2012 to 2022. 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 2012 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 2014. 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 2014. 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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