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Social career interests, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor0.8777,400$28,290$52,830
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians53-3011.00RSmod. OJT3.1118,900$17,650$25,490
Animal Control Workers33-9011.00RSCmod. OJT0.7714,600$20,390$34,370
Animal Trainers39-2011.00Rmod. OJT1.4841,600$17,650$32,400
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate1.257,000$40,060$81,410
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate1.5812,400$36,990$78,120
Athletic Trainers29-9091.00SRIBachelor2.1222,900$27,610$45,730
Audiologists29-1181.00ISMaster3.3613,000$47,580$76,790
Bailiffs33-3011.00RCEmod. OJT0.5316,800$20,630$42,360
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.5218,200$37,940$56,970
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.585,400$37,940$57,370
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Child, Family, and School Social Workers21-1021.00SEBachelor1.51285,700$27,500$46,180
Childcare Workers39-9011.00SAshort OJT1.41,312,700$16,570$21,710
Clergy21-2011.00SEAProfess.0.98239,600$22,300$47,730
Crossing Guards33-9091.00SERshort OJT0.4371,400$17,520$27,040
Dental Assistants31-9091.00CRSmod. OJT2.45303,200$24,580$36,260
Dental Hygienists29-2021.00SRCAssociate3.33192,800$49,190$71,970
Dietetic Technicians29-2051.00SIRmod. OJT1.825,100$17,940$28,600
Directors, Religious Activities and Education21-2021.00ESCBachelor0.84134,200$18,900$44,680
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate1.4216,800$43,420$102,120
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.57231,500$59,250$91,780
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +1.763,800$28,520$52,190
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster1.19262,300$31,960$56,040
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor1.231,361,200$36,040$56,830
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics29-2041.00SIR1,2 year2.31239,100$20,690$35,110
Farm and Home Management Advisors25-9021.00SREBachelor0.9713,700$25,570$49,000
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors39-9031.00SRE1,2 year1.25267,000$18,110$39,410
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant35-3041.00SREshort OJT2.01241,300$16,750$22,510
Funeral Attendants39-4021.00SERshort OJT0.1432,400$17,320$24,860
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor1.03150,300$18,250$32,970
Health Educators21-1091.00SEMaster1.958,900$29,650$55,260
Healthcare Social Workers21-1022.00SIBachelor2.68146,200$32,060$53,590
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate1.3629,200$35,530$73,720
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Home Health Aides31-1011.00SRshort OJT4.85875,100$17,040$22,400
Human Resources Specialists13-1071.00ESCBachelor0.79418,000$33,630$62,590
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster1.25147,700$35,700$64,040
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor1.3158,500$33,460$53,480
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses29-2061.00SR1,2 year2.48738,400$31,640$43,420
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants39-3093.00SECshort OJT1.0419,600$16,910$22,980
Medical Assistants31-9092.00SCRmod. OJT2.9560,800$21,540$31,220
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers21-1023.00SIAMaster2.28114,200$25,770$45,820
Mental Health Counselors21-1014.00SIAMaster2.85128,400$26,030$43,990
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor1.24614,400$37,390$57,620
Nursing Assistants31-1014.00SRshort OJT2.111,479,800$18,790$26,250
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate3.5467,800$39,830$70,650
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists29-9011.00ICBachelor0.6662,900$40,760$70,470
Occupational Therapist Aides31-2012.00SRshort OJT3.628,400$18,330$29,040
Occupational Therapist Assistants31-2011.00SRAssociate4.2630,300$36,420$57,260
Occupational Therapists29-1122.00SIBachelor2.9113,200$52,670$80,000
Orthotists and Prosthetists29-2091.00SRIBachelor3.558,500$35,240$70,690
Personal Care Aides39-9021.00SRCshort OJT4.881,190,600$16,580$21,210
Personal Financial Advisors13-2052.00ECSBachelor2.7223,400$35,500$108,090
Physical Therapist Aides31-2022.00SRshort OJT4.0150,000$18,370$26,660
Physical Therapist Assistants31-2021.00SRIAssociate4.171,400$31,840$54,330
Physical Therapists29-1123.00SIRMaster3.6204,200$56,800$83,940
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Podiatrists29-1081.00ISRProfess.2.2510,700$50,430$137,480
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers43-5031.00CREmod. OJT0.7798,500$23,790$39,410
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate1.4621,100$37,960$82,670
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year1.74438,200$18,680$32,040
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists21-1092.00SECBachelor-0.190,300$32,810$53,360
Psychiatric Aides31-1013.00SRCshort OJT0.682,000$18,760$28,430
Psychiatric Technicians29-2053.00SERmod. OJT0.3971,000$20,990$35,160
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate1.4247,500$35,280$76,390
Public Address System and Other Announcers27-3012.00SEAlong OJT0.7610,700$17,180$37,850
Radiation Therapists29-1124.00SRCAssociate2.3519,100$53,590$83,710
Recreation Workers39-9032.00SEABachelor1.42345,400$17,190$25,830
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Recreational Therapists29-1125.00SABachelor1.3419,800$27,150$46,060
Registered Nurses29-1141.00SICAssociate1.942,711,500$45,880$69,790
Residential Advisors39-9041.00SECmod. OJT2.0789,700$17,480$26,560
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.55955,800$37,540$59,330
Security Guards33-9032.00RCEshort OJT1.211,074,300$17,720$28,040
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.1.39316,200$18,620$41,020
Social and Community Service Managers11-9151.00ESBachelor2.08132,900$38,260$67,730
Social and Human Service Assistants21-1093.00CSEmod. OJT2.18372,700$19,870$31,860
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate1.2720,600$35,090$74,860
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor0.5294,600$38,260$59,590
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor1.6222,300$33,140$57,860
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.46131,300$39,000$61,350
Speech-Language Pathologists29-1127.00SIAMaster1.94134,100$44,940$74,900
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors21-1011.00SAIMaster3.1489,600$25,310$41,870
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT0.861,223,400$17,510$26,000
Tour Guides and Escorts39-7011.00SEmod. OJT0.8341,400$17,200$26,120
Training and Development Specialists13-1151.00SACBachelor1.55228,800$31,980$61,530
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers39-3031.00SCEshort OJT0.17108,800$16,450$20,530
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.1.18136,200$28,150$53,130
Waiters and Waitresses35-3031.00SECshort OJT0.562,362,200$16,470$21,640

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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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