This is a tool to help you search for careers that fit your Career Type, based on the RIASEC model created by Dr. John Holland. If you don't know your career type, take the career assessment to figure it out!
You can use this tool to find careers that match your top interest areas, while filtering out careers in areas that you have little or no interest in.
You can click on any of the table headers (for example, Average Earnings) to sort your results by that value.
|Title||Summary||Average Yearly Pay||Holland Code||Job Growth|
|Writer or Author||
Writers and authors develop original written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, and online publications.
Woodworkers build a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood.
|Veterinary Technologist or Technician||
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals.
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
|Urban or Regional Planner||
Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for the use of land. Their plans help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
|$59,810||Thinking, Creating, Persuading||19%|
Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and admission to entertainment activities to individuals and groups planning trips. They offer advice on destinations, plan trip itineraries, and make travel arrangements for clients.
|Training or Development Specialist||
Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.
Technical writers, also called technical communicators, produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.
|$61,620||Thinking, Creating, Organizing||18%|
|Teacher, Adult Literacy or Remedial Education||
Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers instruct adults in basic skills, such as reading, writing, and speaking English. They also help students earn their high school diploma.
|$44,520||Creating, Helping, Persuading||15%|
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
|Taxi Driver or Chauffeur||
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs drive people to and from the places they need to go, such as airports, homes, shopping centers, and workplaces. They must know their way around a city in order to take both residents and visitors to their destinations.
|Tax Examiner or Collector or Revenue Agent||
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents ensure that federal, state, and local governments get their tax money from businesses and citizens. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments.
Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects.
|$46,427||Building, Thinking, Organizing||19%|
Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.
|$38,740||Building, Helping, Organizing||25%|
|Substance Abuse or Behavioral Disorder Counselor||
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.
Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
|Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator||
Stationary engineers and boiler operators control stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or for industrial purposes.
|$49,790||Building, Thinking, Organizing||5%|
Speech-language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems.
|$62,930||Thinking, Creating, Helping||19%|
|Special Education Teacher||
Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.
Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that people develop.
|$68,570||Thinking, Creating, Helping||22%|
|Social or Human Service Assistant||
Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult times or get additional support. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Semiconductor processors oversee the manufacturing of semiconductor devices, which are commonly known as integrated circuits or microchips. These microchips are found in all electronic devices—including cell phones, cars, and laptops—and are an important part of modern life.
|$32,230||Building, Thinking, Organizing||-32%|
|Security Guard or Gaming Surveillance Officer||
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity.
|$26,155||Building, Persuading, Organizing||14%|
|Secretary or Administrative Assistant||
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
|School or Career Counselor||
School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions, by helping them choose a career or educational program.
|Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing||
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Sales managers direct sales teams of organizations. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the sales representatives of the organization.
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.
|$83,100||Building, Thinking, Persuading||9%|
Roofers repair and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, asphalt, and metal.
|Retail Sales Worker||
Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (called parts salespersons). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process customers’ payments.
Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.
|$52,200||Building, Thinking, Helping||21%|
|Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst||
Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.
|$45,055||Thinking, Creating, Persuading||-6%|
Rehabilitation counselors help people with emotional and physical disabilities live independently. They work with clients to overcome or manage the personal, social, and professional effects of disabilities on employment or independent living.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreational therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and community reintegration field trips to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Recreation workers design and lead leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Receptionists perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.
|$23,600||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||15%|
|Real Estate Broker or Sales Agent||
Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker.
|Real Estate Appraiser or Assessor||
Appraisers and assessors of real estate estimate the value of real property—land and the buildings on that land— before it is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed.
|$47,370||Building, Persuading, Organizing||5%|
|Radiologic or MRI Technologists||
Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.
|$52,210||Building, Helping, Organizing||17%|
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.
|$72,910||Building, Helping, Organizing||27%|
|Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents||
Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents buy products for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review product quality.
|Public Relations Specialist||
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
|$51,280||Creating, Helping, Persuading||24%|
|Public Relations Manager||
Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.
|$64,140||Thinking, Creating, Helping||12%|
|Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager||
Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value.
|Professor or College Instructor||
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
|Producer or Director||
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
|Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist||
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with and monitor offenders to prevent them from committing new crimes.
|$45,910||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||19%|
|Private Detective or Investigator||
Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters.
Printing workers produce print material in three stages: prepress, press, and binding and finishing. They review specifications, calibrate color settings on printers, identify and fix problems with printing equipment, and assemble pages.
Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.
|Power Plant Operator||
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.
|Postsecondary Education Administrator||
Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.
|Postal Service Worker||
Postal Service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.
Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues.
|$104,130||Thinking, Creating, Helping||19%|
|Police Officer or Detective||
Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.
Podiatrists provide medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.
|$113,560||Building, Thinking, Helping||9%|
|Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter||
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to and in businesses, homes, and factories.
|$43,880||Building, Thinking, Organizing||16%|
|Physicist or Astronomer||
Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Physicists and astronomers in applied fields may develop new military technologies or new sources of energy, or monitor space debris that could endanger satellites.
|Physician or Surgeon||
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.
|$81,320||Building, Thinking, Helping||39%|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||
Physical therapist assistants (sometimes called PTAs) and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
|$34,950||Building, Thinking, Helping||35%|
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries.
|$72,790||Building, Thinking, Helping||30%|
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.
|Pharmacy Technician or Aide||
Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients.
|$106,410||Thinking, Helping, Organizing||17%|
Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the earth’s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells.
|$108,020||Building, Thinking, Organizing||18%|
|Pest Control Worker||
Pest control workers control, manage, or remove unwanted creatures, such as roaches, rats, ants, termites, and bedbugs, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
|Personal Financial Advisor||
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions.
|$69,050||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||30%|
|Paralegal or Legal Assistant||
Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.
|$46,120||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||28%|
Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose, and treat visual problems, and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
|$96,320||Building, Thinking, Helping||24%|
|Operations Research Analyst||
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
|$69,000||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||22%|
|Occupational Therapy Assistant or Aide||
Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants are directly involved in providing therapy to patients, while occupational therapy aides typically perform support activities. Both assistants and aides work under the direction of occupational therapists.
Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
|Occupational Health and Safety Technician||
Occupational health and safety technicians collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace. Technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public.
|Occupational Health and Safety Specialist||
Occupational health and safety specialists analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.
|Nursing Assistant or Orderly||
Nursing assistants and orderlies help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
|Nuclear Medicine Technologist||
Nuclear medicine technologists use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient’s body. They prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients undergoing the scans. The radioactive drugs cause abnormal areas of the body to appear different from normal areas in the images.
|$66,660||Building, Thinking, Helping||16%|
Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Many of these engineers find industrial and medical uses for radioactive materials—for example, in equipment used in medical diagnosis and treatment.
|$97,080||Building, Thinking, Organizing||11%|
|Musician or Singer||
Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.
|Multimedia Artist or Animator||
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
Models pose for artists, photographers, or customers to help advertise a variety of products, including clothing, cosmetics, food, and appliances.
|$26,360||Building, Creating, Persuading||16%|
|Mining or Geological Engineer||
Mining and geological engineers design mines for the safe and efficient removal of minerals such as coal and metals for manufacturing and utilities.
|$75,960||Building, Thinking, Persuading||15%|
Members of the U.S. military service train for and perform a variety of tasks in order to maintain the U.S. national defense. Servicemembers work in occupations specific to the military, such as fighter pilots or infantrymen. Many other members work in occupations that are equivalent to civilian occupations, such as nurses, doctors, and lawyers.
|Building, Persuading, Organizing|
|Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist||
Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with their family and relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions, to help the clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.
|Meeting or Convention Planner||
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events. They choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details.
|$44,260||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||16%|
Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare professionals make and convert them into written reports. They may also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
|$72,590||Building, Thinking, Creating||40%|
|Medical Records or Health Information Technician||
Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.
|Medical or Health Services Manager||
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
|$80,240||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||16%|
|Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician||
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
|$44,440||Building, Thinking, Organizing||14%|
|Medical Equipment Repairer||
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
|$41,520||Building, Thinking, Organizing||27%|
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
|$28,300||Building, Helping, Organizing||34%|
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
|$74,920||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems.
|$95,150||Thinking, Creating, Organizing||22%|
Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and snow skis. They work with metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and other substances to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.
|$81,820||Building, Thinking, Persuading||9%|
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
|Market Research Analyst||
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
|$48,645||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||28%|
|Marine Engineer or Naval Architect||
Marine engineers and naval architects design, build, and maintain ships from aircraft carriers to submarines, from sailboats to tankers. Marine engineers work on the mechanical systems, such as propulsion and steering. Naval architects work on the basic design, including the form and stability of hulls.
|Management Consultant or Analyst||
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
|$73,570||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||24%|
|Machinist or Tool and Die Maker||
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
|$34,820||Building, Thinking, Organizing||-5%|
Logging workers harvest thousands of acres of forests each year. The timber they harvest provides the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.
|$30,720||Building, Thinking, Organizing||6%|
Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably.
|$45,800||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||5%|
Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.
|$54,700||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||10%|
|Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse||
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
|Library Technician or Assistant||
Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library. They assist patrons, organize library materials and information, and perform clerical and administrative tasks.
|$24,740||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||10%|
Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.
|$52,530||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||8%|
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.
Landscape architects plan and design land areas for parks, recreational facilities, private homes, campuses, and other open spaces.
|$58,960||Building, Thinking, Creating||20%|
|Jeweler or Precious Stone and Metal Worker||
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.
|Interpreter or Translator||
Interpreters and translators convert information from one language to another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, translators in written language.
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.
Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums.
|$56,790||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||-4%|
|Insurance Sales Agent||
Insurance sales agents help insurance companies generate new business by contacting potential customers and selling one or more types of insurance. Insurance sales agents explain various insurance policies and help clients choose plans that suit them.
|$45,430||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
|Industrial Production Manager||
Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient ways to use workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service
|$73,820||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||14%|
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers focus on the user experience in creating style and function for a particular gadget or appliance.
|$57,350||Building, Creating, Persuading||9%|
|Human Resources Manager||
Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
|Home Health Aide||
Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.
|High School Teacher||
High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
|$49,140||Creating, Helping, Persuading||13%|
|Heavy or Tractor-trailer Truck Driver||
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks whose gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeds 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.
|Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer||
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.
|$38,160||Building, Thinking, Organizing||28%|
|Health Educator or Community Health Worker||
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
|Health and Safety Engineer||
Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to prevent people from getting sick or injured and to keep property from being damaged. They combine knowledge of systems engineering and of health and safety to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other consumer products will not cause harm to people or buildings.
|$72,490||Building, Thinking, Organizing||10%|
|Hazardous Material Removal Worker||
Hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers identify and dispose of asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, and other hazardous materials. They also neutralize and clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
|Grounds Maintenance Worker||
Grounds maintenance workers provide a pleasant outdoor environment by ensuring that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy.
Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Glaziers install windows, skylights, and other glass products in storefronts and buildings.
Geographers study the earth and its land, features, and inhabitants. They also examine phenomena such as political or cultural structures as they relate to geography. They study the physical and human geographic characteristics of a region, ranging in scale from local to global.
|$66,600||Building, Thinking, Creating||26%|
|General Office Clerk||
General office clerks perform a variety of administrative tasks, including answering telephones, typing or word processing, making copies of documents, and maintaining records.
|$25,320||Building, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
|Funeral Service Occupations||
Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral.
|$52,210||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||12%|
|Forest or Conservation Worker||
Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests. Under the supervision of foresters and forest and conservation technicians, they develop, maintain, and protect forests.
|$21,960||Building, Thinking, Organizing||9%|
Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories.
|$23,320||Building, Creating, Persuading||-3%|
Flight attendants provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers.
|$35,930||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||8%|
|Fitness Trainer or Instructor||
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
|$29,210||Building, Helping, Persuading||29%|
|Fishers or Related Fishing Workers||
Fishers and related fishing workers catch and trap various types of marine life. The fish they catch are for human food, animal feed, bait, and other uses.
Firefighters control fires and respond to other emergencies, including medical emergencies.
|$55,850||Building, Helping, Persuading||19%|
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
|$73,150||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||20%|
|Film and Video Editor or Camera Operator||
Film and video editors and camera operators record images that entertain or inform an audience. Camera operators capture a wide range of material for TV shows, motion pictures, music videos, documentaries, or news and sporting events. Editors construct the final productions from the many different images camera operators capture. They collaborate with producers and directors to create the final production.
|$46,115||Building, Thinking, Creating||11%|
Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.
|$61,160||Building, Creating, Persuading||1%|
|Farmer or Rancher or Other Agricultural Manager||
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers run establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products.
|$38,750||Building, Persuading, Organizing||-8%|
|Environmental Scientist or Specialist||
Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policy makers, or work with industry to reduce waste.
|$59,750||Building, Thinking, Organizing||28%|
Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.
|$74,020||Building, Thinking, Organizing||31%|
|Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic||
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
|$28,200||Building, Thinking, Helping||9%|
Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.
|Electrical or Electronics Engineer||
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.
|$83,590||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||6%|
|Drywall or Ceiling Tile Installer, and Taper||
Drywall and ceiling tile installers hang wallboards to walls and ceilings and install ceiling tile inside buildings. Tapers prepare the wallboards for painting, using tape and other materials. Many workers do both installing and taping.
Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.
Dispensing opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists. They also help customers decide which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to buy.
|$32,810||Building, Persuading, Organizing||13%|
|Dietitian or Nutritionist||
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
|$50,590||Thinking, Helping, Persuading||9%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or Cardiovascular Technologist or Technician||
Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical procedures.
|$47,010||Building, Thinking, Helping||24%|
Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other items that are printed or put online. They collect the text, graphics, and other materials they will need and format them into a finished product.
Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
|$142,870||Building, Thinking, Helping||16%|
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
|$66,570||Building, Helping, Organizing||36%|
Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.
|$32,380||Building, Helping, Organizing||36%|
Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.
|Dancer or Choreographer||
Dancers and choreographers express ideas and stories, using dance. There are many types of dance such as ballet, tango, modern dance, tap, and jazz.
|Customer Service Representative||
Customer service representatives handle customer complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.
|$28,720||Helping, Persuading, Organizing||18%|
|Craft or Fine Artist||
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.
|$29,080||Building, Creating, Persuading||7%|
Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, at business meetings, or in classrooms.
Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. They generally specialize in a particular industry or type of product.
Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison.
|$38,380||Building, Persuading, Organizing||9%|
Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods. This may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
|$20,507||Building, Persuading, Organizing||6%|
|Construction or Building Inspector||
Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
|$50,180||Building, Thinking, Organizing||17%|
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from development to completion.
|$79,860||Building, Persuading, Organizing||17%|
|Conservation Scientist or Forester||
Conservation scientists and foresters manage overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.
|$56,235||Building, Thinking, Persuading||12%|
|Computer Systems Analyst||
Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.
|$75,500||Building, Thinking, Organizing||20%|
|Computer Support Specialist||
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.
|$43,450||Building, Thinking, Organizing||14%|
Computer programmers write code to create software programs. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
|Computer or Information Research Scientist||
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.
|$97,970||Building, Thinking, Creating||24%|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. By creating new directions in computer hardware, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology.
|$97,400||Building, Thinking, Organizing||4%|
|Computer and IS Manager||
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
|$112,210||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||17%|
|Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, or Investigator||
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much.
Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.
|$74,600||Building, Thinking, Organizing||24%|
Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
|$66,490||Building, Thinking, Helping||20%|
|Child Care Worker||
Childcare workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They care for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten or help older children with homework.
|Chemist or Materials Scientist||
Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which substances react with each other. They use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.
|$66,230||Building, Thinking, Organizing||3%|
Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale safe and sustainable manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production.
|Chef or Head Cook||
Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants or other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.
|$33,870||Building, Creating, Persuading||6%|
Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services.
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
|$37,440||Building, Thinking, Organizing||13%|
|Career and Technical Education Teachers||
Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation.
Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
|$65,320||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||15%|
|Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons||
Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons (or, simply, masons) use bricks, concrete blocks, and natural and man-made stones to build fences, walkways, walls, and other structures.
Boilermakers assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.
Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
|Bill or Account Collector||
Bill and account collectors, sometimes called collectors, try to recover payment on overdue bills. They negotiate repayment plans with debtors and help them find solutions to make paying their overdue bills easier.
Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.
|Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist||
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.
|$24,333||Creating, Helping, Persuading||20%|
|Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic||
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems, using advanced technology and procedures.
|Atmospheric Scientist, Including Meteorologist||
Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how it affects human activity and the earth in general.
|Athletic Trainers or Exercise Physiologist||
Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses. Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.
|$39,640||Building, Thinking, Helping||37%|
|Athlete or Sports Competitor||
Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.
Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.
|Archivist or Curator||
Archivists appraise, edit, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. Curators oversee collections of artwork and historic items, and may conduct public service activities for an institution. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore objects and documents in museum collections and exhibits.
|$42,967||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||20%|
Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures.
|Anthropologist or Archaeologist||
Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans. They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.
|$53,910||Building, Thinking, Creating||28%|
Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics or other important events. Some act as masters of ceremonies (emcees) or disc jockeys (DJs) at weddings, parties, or clubs.
|Animal Caretaker, Groomer, or Trainer||
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
|Airline or Commercial Pilot||
Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. Airline pilots fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. Commercial pilots fly aircraft for other reasons, such as charter flights, rescue operations, firefighting, aerial photography, and aerial application, also known as crop dusting.
|$111,680||Building, Thinking, Organizing||12%|
|Air Traffic Controller||
Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart.
|Agricultural or Food Scientist||
Agricultural and food scientists work to ensure that agricultural establishments are productive and food is safe.
|$57,980||Building, Thinking, Organizing||16%|
Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities. These activities range from aquaculture (raising food, such as fish, that thrive in water) to land farming to forestry; from developing biofuels to improving conservation; from planning animal environments to finding better ways to process food.
|$68,730||Building, Thinking, Persuading||12%|
Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
|Advertising Sales Agent||
Advertising sales agents sell advertising space to businesses and individuals. They contact potential clients, make sales presentations, and maintain client accounts.
|$43,480||Creating, Persuading, Organizing||7%|
|Advertising and Promotions Manager||
Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.
|Administrative Services Manager||
Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.
Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.
|$84,810||Thinking, Persuading, Organizing||21%|
Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They also work at theme parks or other live events. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
|Accountant or Auditor||
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.