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Social career interests, in The United States of America

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate0.937,500$45,060$91,940
Orthotists and Prosthetists29-2091.00SRIBachelor2.178,300$35,870$69,920
Occupational Therapist Aides31-2012.00SRshort OJT3.188,800$20,430$31,840
Podiatrists29-1081.00ISRProfess.1.469,600$48,830$144,110
Public Address System and Other Announcers27-3012.00SEAlong OJT0.2910,200$17,860$42,740
Farm and Home Management Advisors25-9021.00SREBachelor1.0210,800$24,760$52,150
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate1.4711,600$38,950$84,590
Audiologists29-1181.00ISMaster2.813,200$50,490$79,290
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.6613,700$38,670$60,350
Animal Control Workers33-9011.00RSCmod. OJT0.615,000$21,440$36,600
Radiation Therapists29-1124.00SRCAssociate1.3916,600$53,680$84,980
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate0.9217,300$47,560$111,520
Bailiffs33-3011.00RCEmod. OJT0.4617,300$23,300$45,740
Recreational Therapists29-1125.00SABachelor1.2418,600$28,010$48,190
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants39-3093.00SECshort OJT0.4318,600$17,560$24,390
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians53-3011.00RSmod. OJT3.3219,600$18,360$25,600
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate1.5520,700$38,430$81,600
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate0.9721,600$42,220$94,090
Athletic Trainers29-9091.00SRIBachelor2.1325,400$30,300$47,880
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor0.925,500$32,980$56,990
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate0.9929,200$38,000$80,880
Dietetic Technicians29-2051.00SIRmod. OJT1.3329,300$18,380$29,360
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Occupational Therapist Assistants31-2011.00SRAssociate4.2733,000$39,160$59,530
Funeral Attendants39-4021.00SERshort OJT-0.1136,100$18,100$27,110
Animal Trainers39-2011.00Rmod. OJT1.1136,800$18,740$34,580
Tour Guides and Escorts39-7011.00SEmod. OJT0.5143,500$18,300$28,100
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate1.5647,300$36,400$84,440
Physical Therapist Aides31-2022.00SRshort OJT3.950,000$19,370$27,890
Health Educators21-1091.00SEMaster1.2261,400$30,400$57,900
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +0.6664,000$29,230$52,150
Psychiatric Technicians29-2053.00SERmod. OJT0.5267,900$21,330$35,870
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate1.9268,600$41,010$75,030
Crossing Guards33-9091.00SERshort OJT0.6369,800$18,320$29,190
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists29-9011.00ICBachelor0.470,300$41,320$72,480
Psychiatric Aides31-1013.00SRCshort OJT0.5377,300$18,940$28,770
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor0.7177,500$29,420$55,140
Physical Therapist Assistants31-2021.00SRIAssociate4.0778,700$34,640$56,850
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.0479,600$38,330$59,480
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists21-1092.00SECBachelor0.3691,700$33,630$55,380
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor0.5993,000$39,190$61,910
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors21-1011.00SAIMaster2.2494,900$26,210$44,160
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers43-5031.00CREmod. OJT-0.29102,000$25,100$41,070
Residential Advisors39-9041.00SECmod. OJT1.37103,700$18,330$27,690
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers39-3031.00SCEshort OJT0.54113,900$16,970$21,740
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Occupational Therapists29-1122.00SIBachelor2.66114,600$54,200$83,730
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers21-1023.00SIAMaster1.88117,800$26,730$47,880
Directors, Religious Activities and Education21-2021.00ESCBachelor0.42131,900$19,710$44,840
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.59134,000$39,130$64,020
Mental Health Counselors21-1014.00SIAMaster1.96134,500$26,950$46,050
Speech-Language Pathologists29-1127.00SIAMaster2.13135,400$47,070$78,210
Social and Community Service Managers11-9151.00ESBachelor0.95138,500$39,770$70,870
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.0.66138,500$28,640$55,730
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster0.69151,100$35,230$65,500
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor0.62159,200$18,340$35,810
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor0.6159,400$34,050$55,460
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Healthcare Social Workers21-1022.00SIBachelor1.93160,100$32,750$55,510
Dental Hygienists29-2021.00SRCAssociate1.87200,500$50,870$73,440
Physical Therapists29-1123.00SIRMaster3.4210,900$58,190$87,220
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.58240,000$59,910$95,390
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics29-2041.00SIR1,2 year2.42241,200$21,240$36,110
Clergy21-2011.00SEAProfess.0.57244,200$23,830$49,450
Personal Financial Advisors13-2052.00ECSBachelor2.96249,400$41,160$123,100
Training and Development Specialists13-1151.00SACBachelor0.75252,600$32,410$63,350
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant35-3041.00SREshort OJT1.34253,100$17,320$23,490
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster0.82273,400$32,400$57,620
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors39-9031.00SRE1,2 year0.84279,100$19,150$42,780
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Child, Family, and School Social Workers21-1021.00SEBachelor0.62305,200$27,800$47,510
Dental Assistants31-9091.00CRSmod. OJT1.84318,800$25,460$37,890
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.1.53348,700$19,440$43,150
Recreation Workers39-9032.00SEABachelor1.03379,300$18,000$27,230
Social and Human Service Assistants21-1093.00CSEmod. OJT1.14386,600$20,800$34,120
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year0.67441,000$19,430$33,300
Human Resources Specialists13-1071.00ESCBachelor0.45482,000$34,770$64,890
Medical Assistants31-9092.00SCRmod. OJT2.35591,300$22,870$32,850
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor0.58627,500$37,810$59,800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses29-2061.00SR1,2 year1.63719,900$32,510$44,840
Home Health Aides31-1011.00SRshort OJT3.81913,500$17,990$23,600
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.58961,600$38,180$61,420
Security Guards33-9032.00RCEshort OJT0.511,095,400$18,860$29,730
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT0.641,234,100$18,120$27,120
Childcare Workers39-9011.00SAshort OJT0.551,260,600$17,190$22,930
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor0.581,358,000$36,560$59,020
Nursing Assistants31-1014.00SRshort OJT1.761,492,100$20,040$27,650
Personal Care Aides39-9021.00SRCshort OJT2.591,768,400$17,310$22,710
Waiters and Waitresses35-3031.00SECshort OJT0.282,465,100$17,090$24,410
Registered Nurses29-1141.00SICAssociate1.62,751,000$47,120$72,180

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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 of America 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 of America 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 $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

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

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 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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