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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
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers39-3031.00SCEshort OJT0.54113,900$16,730$21,060
Waiters and Waitresses35-3031.00SECshort OJT0.282,465,100$16,810$23,020
Childcare Workers39-9011.00SAshort OJT0.551,260,600$16,900$22,310
Personal Care Aides39-9021.00SRCshort OJT2.591,768,400$16,910$21,790
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant35-3041.00SREshort OJT1.34253,100$17,030$23,010
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants39-3093.00SECshort OJT0.4318,600$17,200$23,990
Public Address System and Other Announcers27-3012.00SEAlong OJT0.2910,200$17,430$40,440
Home Health Aides31-1011.00SRshort OJT3.81913,500$17,480$22,870
Funeral Attendants39-4021.00SERshort OJT-0.1136,100$17,620$25,840
Recreation Workers39-9032.00SEABachelor1.03379,300$17,660$26,610
Tour Guides and Escorts39-7011.00SEmod. OJT0.5143,500$17,790$26,920
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor0.62159,200$17,800$32,510
Residential Advisors39-9041.00SECmod. OJT1.37103,700$17,880$27,140
Crossing Guards33-9091.00SERshort OJT0.6369,800$17,890$27,730
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT0.641,234,100$17,920$26,550
Animal Trainers39-2011.00Rmod. OJT1.1136,800$18,160$33,600
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians53-3011.00RSmod. OJT3.3219,600$18,190$25,470
Dietetic Technicians29-2051.00SIRmod. OJT1.3329,300$18,230$29,170
Security Guards33-9032.00RCEshort OJT0.511,095,400$18,350$28,460
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors39-9031.00SRE1,2 year0.84279,100$18,690$40,970
Physical Therapist Aides31-2022.00SRshort OJT3.950,000$18,720$27,440
Psychiatric Aides31-1013.00SRCshort OJT0.5377,300$18,990$28,170
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.1.53348,700$19,050$42,350
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year0.67441,000$19,130$32,500
Directors, Religious Activities and Education21-2021.00ESCBachelor0.42131,900$19,350$45,160
Nursing Assistants31-1014.00SRshort OJT1.761,492,100$19,390$26,820
Occupational Therapist Aides31-2012.00SRshort OJT3.188,800$19,820$31,090
Social and Human Service Assistants21-1093.00CSEmod. OJT1.14386,600$20,120$33,190
Psychiatric Technicians29-2053.00SERmod. OJT0.5267,900$20,780$36,280
Animal Control Workers33-9011.00RSCmod. OJT0.615,000$20,830$35,330
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics29-2041.00SIR1,2 year2.42241,200$20,860$35,430
Medical Assistants31-9092.00SCRmod. OJT2.35591,300$22,040$31,910
Clergy21-2011.00SEAProfess.0.57244,200$22,380$48,150
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Bailiffs33-3011.00RCEmod. OJT0.4617,300$22,650$44,900
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers43-5031.00CREmod. OJT-0.29102,000$24,270$40,000
Dental Assistants31-9091.00CRSmod. OJT1.84318,800$24,950$36,920
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors21-1011.00SAIMaster2.2494,900$25,860$42,920
Farm and Home Management Advisors25-9021.00SREBachelor1.0210,800$26,050$51,820
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers21-1023.00SIAMaster1.88117,800$26,230$47,190
Mental Health Counselors21-1014.00SIAMaster1.96134,500$26,300$45,080
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.0.66138,500$27,590$54,260
Child, Family, and School Social Workers21-1021.00SEBachelor0.62305,200$27,690$46,610
Recreational Therapists29-1125.00SABachelor1.2418,600$28,020$47,790
Athletic Trainers29-9091.00SRIBachelor2.1325,400$28,480$46,940
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor0.7177,500$28,870$54,060
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +0.6664,000$28,890$52,760
Health Educators21-1091.00SEMaster1.2261,400$30,250$56,690
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses29-2061.00SR1,2 year1.63719,900$32,040$44,030
Training and Development Specialists13-1151.00SACBachelor0.75252,600$32,170$62,460
Healthcare Social Workers21-1022.00SIBachelor1.93160,100$32,190$54,020
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster0.82273,400$32,280$56,490
Physical Therapist Assistants31-2021.00SRIAssociate4.0778,700$32,640$55,250
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists21-1092.00SECBachelor0.3691,700$32,900$54,080
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor0.925,500$33,400$58,210
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor0.6159,400$33,940$54,510
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Human Resources Specialists13-1071.00ESCBachelor0.45482,000$34,120$63,710
Orthotists and Prosthetists29-2091.00SRIBachelor2.178,300$35,160$69,960
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster0.69151,100$35,950$64,870
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor0.581,358,000$36,190$57,730
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate1.5647,300$36,630$79,370
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate0.9929,200$36,730$76,670
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate1.5520,700$37,030$76,750
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.6613,700$37,130$58,480
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor0.58627,500$37,350$58,760
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.58961,600$37,800$60,440
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate1.4711,600$37,830$81,700
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.0479,600$38,320$58,170
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor0.5993,000$38,320$60,300
Occupational Therapist Assistants31-2011.00SRAssociate4.2733,000$38,440$58,340
Social and Community Service Managers11-9151.00ESBachelor0.95138,500$38,770$69,430
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.59134,000$38,890$62,180
Personal Financial Advisors13-2052.00ECSBachelor2.96249,400$39,300$118,050
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate0.9721,600$40,150$88,680
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists29-9011.00ICBachelor0.470,300$40,890$71,790
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate1.9268,600$41,490$73,150
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate0.937,500$43,080$85,440
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate0.9217,300$45,220$106,980
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Speech-Language Pathologists29-1127.00SIAMaster2.13135,400$46,000$76,900
Registered Nurses29-1141.00SICAssociate1.62,751,000$46,360$71,000
Podiatrists29-1081.00ISRProfess.1.469,600$48,920$136,180
Audiologists29-1181.00ISMaster2.813,200$49,760$77,420
Dental Hygienists29-2021.00SRCAssociate1.87200,500$50,140$72,720
Occupational Therapists29-1122.00SIBachelor2.66114,600$53,250$81,690
Radiation Therapists29-1124.00SRCAssociate1.3916,600$54,220$84,460
Physical Therapists29-1123.00SIRMaster3.4210,900$57,060$85,790
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.58240,000$59,070$92,940

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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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