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Different careers need different amounts of preparation. Each O*NET career is in one of five Job Zones, which are groups of careers that need the same level of experience, education, and training.

  1. Little or no preparation needed
  2. Some preparation needed
  3. Medium preparation needed
  4. High preparation needed
  5. Extensive preparation needed
 
Job Zone One (selected)
Job Zone Two
Job Zone Three
Job Zone Four
Job Zone Five

Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

Experience

Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these careers. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

Training

Employees in these careers need from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker can show you how to do the job.

Education

Some of these careers may need a high school diploma or GED certificate.

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Registered Apprenticeship (Careers with apprenticeship programs. Click to sort by these careers.)
Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Green
Amusement & Recreation Attendants
Bright Outlook
Automotive & Watercraft Service Attendants
Bridge & Lock Tenders
Cashiers
Bright Outlook
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Bright Outlook
Cooks, Fast Food
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Cooks, Short Order
Counter & Rental Clerks
Bright Outlook
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, & Coffee Shop
Bright Outlook
Crossing Guards
Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas
Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Dishwashers
Bright Outlook
Fabric Menders
Apprenticeship
Fallers
Apprenticeship
Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop
Bright Outlook
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, & Aquacultural Animals
Apprenticeship
Fishers & Related Fishing Workers
Food Preparation Workers
Bright Outlook
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Bright Outlook
Furniture Finishers
Apprenticeship
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products
Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons
Helpers--Production Workers
Bright Outlook
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop
Bright Outlook
Hunters & Trappers
Janitors & Cleaners
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Logging Equipment Operators
Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers
Models
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Apprenticeship
Nursery Workers
Bright Outlook
Parking Lot Attendants
Pressers, Textile, Garment, & Related Materials
Rock Splitters, Quarry
Roustabouts, Oil & Gas
Septic Tank Servicers & Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Bright Outlook
Sewing Machine Operators
Apprenticeship
Slaughterers & Meat Packers
Apprenticeship
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
Bright Outlook
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Bright Outlook
Taxi Drivers & Chauffeurs
Tire Repairers & Changers
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, & Ticket Takers
Waiters & Waitresses
Bright Outlook
 
Job Zone One
Job Zone Two (selected)
Job Zone Three
Job Zone Four
Job Zone Five

Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

Experience

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, it would help a teller to have experience working with the public.

Training

Employees in these careers need from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. An apprenticeship program may be available for these careers.

Education

These careers usually need a high school diploma.

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Career name (Click to sort these careers by name.)
Bright Outlook (New job opportunities likely in the future. Click to sort by these careers.)
Green (Careers that are part of the green economy. Click a leaf below to learn more.)
Registered Apprenticeship (Careers with apprenticeship programs. Click to sort by these careers.)
Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Agricultural Inspectors
Green
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Green
Apprenticeship
Biomass Plant Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Boilermakers
Green
Apprenticeship
Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity
Green
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Green
Apprenticeship
Chemical Plant & System Operators
Green
Apprenticeship
Construction Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Construction Laborers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Customer Service Representatives
Bright Outlook
Green
Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Green
Apprenticeship
Dispatchers
Green
Apprenticeship
Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Green
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Green
Apprenticeship
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
Green
Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop & Horticultural Workers
Green
First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers
Green
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Green
Geothermal Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Green
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Helpers--Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Green
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers
Green
Apprenticeship
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Locomotive Engineers
Green
Apprenticeship
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Green
Apprenticeship
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators
Green
Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters
Green
Recycling & Reclamation Workers
Bright Outlook
Green
Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors
Green
Roofers
Green
Apprenticeship
Rough Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Green
Apprenticeship
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining
Green
Sheet Metal Workers
Green
Apprenticeship
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Bright Outlook
Green
Solderers & Brazers
Bright Outlook
Green
Structural Iron & Steel Workers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Team Assemblers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Weatherization Installers & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Actors
Apprenticeship
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators & Tenders
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Apprenticeship
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Ambulance Drivers & Attendants
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Animal Control Workers
Animal Trainers
Apprenticeship
Athletes & Sports Competitors
Automotive Body & Related Repairers
Apprenticeship
Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers
Apprenticeship
Baggage Porters & Bellhops
Bailiffs
Bakers
Apprenticeship
Bartenders
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Bicycle Repairers
Bright Outlook
Bill & Account Collectors
Bright Outlook
Brickmasons & Blockmasons
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
Bright Outlook
Butchers & Meat Cutters
Apprenticeship
Cargo & Freight Agents
Apprenticeship
Carpet Installers
Apprenticeship
Childcare Workers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders
Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers
Coin, Vending, & Amusement Machine Servicers & Repairers
Apprenticeship
Conveyor Operators & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Cooks, Restaurant
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Correspondence Clerks
Costume Attendants
Apprenticeship
Couriers & Messengers
Court Clerks
Craft Artists
Apprenticeship
Credit Checkers
Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Cutters & Trimmers, Hand
Apprenticeship
Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Data Entry Keyers
Apprenticeship
Demonstrators & Product Promoters
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Apprenticeship
Dietetic Technicians
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News & Street Vendors, & Related Workers
Dredge Operators
Apprenticeship
Driver/Sales Workers
Bright Outlook
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers
Apprenticeship
Earth Drillers
Apprenticeship
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Apprenticeship
Etchers & Engravers
Apprenticeship
Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators
Apprenticeship
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters
Apprenticeship
Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Farm Labor Contractors
Bright Outlook
Fence Erectors
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators
Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers
Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators
Floor Layers
Apprenticeship
Floor Sanders & Finishers
Floral Designers
Apprenticeship
Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders
Food Batchmakers
Apprenticeship
Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders
Forest Firefighters
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Foundry Mold & Coremakers
Apprenticeship
Funeral Attendants
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Gaming & Sports Book Writers & Runners
Gaming Cage Workers
Gaming Change Persons & Booth Cashiers
Gaming Dealers
Gaming Supervisors
Gaming Surveillance Officers & Gaming Investigators
Gas Compressor & Gas Pumping Station Operators
Glaziers
Apprenticeship
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, & Tile & Marble Setters
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Helpers--Electricians
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Extraction Workers
Apprenticeship
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Roofers
Highway Maintenance Workers
Hoist & Winch Operators
Home Health Aides
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Insurance Claims Clerks
Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
Interviewers
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers
Apprenticeship
Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Library Assistants, Clerical
License Clerks
Licensing Examiners & Inspectors
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Bright Outlook
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
Bright Outlook
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
Locker Room, Coatroom, & Dressing Room Attendants
Locksmiths & Safe Repairers
Apprenticeship
Locomotive Firers
Machine Feeders & Offbearers
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators
Apprenticeship
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Apprenticeship
Manufactured Building & Mobile Home Installers
Marking Clerks
Bright Outlook
Mechanical Door Repairers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Equipment Preparers
Apprenticeship
Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers
Apprenticeship
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Meter Readers, Utilities
Mine Cutting & Channeling Machine Operators
Apprenticeship
Mine Shuttle Car Operators
Molding & Casting Workers
Apprenticeship
Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Motion Picture Projectionists
Motorboat Operators
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
New Accounts Clerks
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Bright Outlook
Nursing Assistants
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Office Clerks, General
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Office Machine Operators
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Apprenticeship
Order Clerks
Order Fillers, Wholesale & Retail Sales
Bright Outlook
Outdoor Power Equipment & Other Small Engine Mechanics
Apprenticeship
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
Packers & Packagers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Painters, Construction & Maintenance
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Painters, Transportation Equipment
Apprenticeship
Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers
Apprenticeship
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Paperhangers
Apprenticeship
Parking Enforcement Workers
Parts Salespersons
Apprenticeship
Paving, Surfacing, & Tamping Equipment Operators
Apprenticeship
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
Apprenticeship
Personal Care Aides
Bright Outlook
Pest Control Workers
Apprenticeship
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers
Apprenticeship
Pharmacy Aides
Photographic Process Workers & Processing Machine Operators
Apprenticeship
Physical Therapist Aides
Bright Outlook
Pile-Driver Operators
Bright Outlook
Pipelayers
Plasterers & Stucco Masons
Apprenticeship
Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers
Apprenticeship
Postal Service Clerks
Apprenticeship
Postal Service Mail Carriers
Bright Outlook
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, & Processing Machine Operators
Pourers & Casters, Metal
Print Binding & Finishing Workers
Apprenticeship
Psychiatric Aides
Public Address System & Other Announcers
Pump Operators
Rail Car Repairers
Apprenticeship
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, & Hostlers
Railroad Brake, Signal, & Switch Operators
Receptionists & Information Clerks
Bright Outlook
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
Apprenticeship
Refractory Materials Repairers
Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents & Travel Clerks
Retail Salespersons
Bright Outlook
Riggers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Roof Bolters, Mining
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas
Apprenticeship
Sailors & Marine Oilers
Apprenticeship
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood
Apprenticeship
Security Guards
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Segmental Pavers
Bright Outlook
Semiconductor Processors
Sewers, Hand
Shampooers
Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers
Apprenticeship
Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
Singers
Slot Supervisors
Statement Clerks
Bright Outlook
Stone Cutters & Carvers, Manufacturing
Apprenticeship
Subway & Streetcar Operators
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
Apprenticeship
Tapers
Apprenticeship
Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers
Apprenticeship
Telemarketers
Telephone Operators
Tellers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Terrazzo Workers & Finishers
Apprenticeship
Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Tile & Marble Setters
Apprenticeship
Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters
Tire Builders
Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
Apprenticeship
Transportation Attendants
Transportation Security Screeners
Tree Trimmers & Pruners
Apprenticeship
Upholsterers
Apprenticeship
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping
Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Wellhead Pumpers
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Apprenticeship
Word Processors & Typists
Apprenticeship
 
Job Zone One
Job Zone Two
Job Zone Three (selected)
Job Zone Four
Job Zone Five

Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

Experience

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these careers. For example, an electrician must be in an apprenticeship for three to four years or have several years of job training. You may need to pass a test to get a license to do the job.

Training

Employees in these careers need one or two years of training. Both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers may be needed. An apprenticeship program may be a good choice for these careers.

Education

Most of these careers need vocational school training, on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

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Career name (Click to sort these careers by name.)
Bright Outlook (New job opportunities likely in the future. Click to sort by these careers.)
Green (Careers that are part of the green economy. Click a leaf below to learn more.)
Registered Apprenticeship (Careers with apprenticeship programs. Click to sort by these careers.)
Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Agricultural Technicians
Green
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Green
Apprenticeship
Chemical Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
Green
Apprenticeship
Construction & Building Inspectors
Green
Apprenticeship
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
Green
Apprenticeship
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
Green
Apprenticeship
Electricians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Energy Auditors
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Green
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Forest & Conservation Technicians
Green
Forest & Conservation Workers
Green
General & Operations Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Geological Sample Test Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Geothermal Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanics & Installers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Machinists
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Millwrights
Green
Apprenticeship
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
Green
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Green
Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Photonics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Pipe Fitters & Steamfitters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Plumbers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Power Distributors & Dispatchers
Green
Apprenticeship
Power Plant Operators
Green
Apprenticeship
Precision Agriculture Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
Green
Apprenticeship
Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Robotics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors
Bright Outlook
Green
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Green
Apprenticeship
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
Green
Apprenticeship
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors
Green
Apprenticeship
Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Wholesale & Retail Buyers
Green
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Acute Care Nurses
Bright Outlook
Administrative Services Managers
Apprenticeship
Advertising Sales Agents
Air Traffic Controllers
Apprenticeship
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Apprenticeship
Airfield Operations Specialists
Apprenticeship
Animal Breeders
Assessors
Audio & Video Equipment Technicians
Apprenticeship
Automotive Master Mechanics
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Aviation Inspectors
Avionics Technicians
Apprenticeship
Barbers
Apprenticeship
Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
Bright Outlook
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Broadcast Technicians
Apprenticeship
Brokerage Clerks
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters
Apprenticeship
Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers
Apprenticeship
Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Motion Picture
Apprenticeship
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Chefs & Head Cooks
Apprenticeship
Civil Drafters
Apprenticeship
Civil Engineering Technicians
Commercial Divers
Bright Outlook
Commercial Pilots
Apprenticeship
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Computer Operators
Apprenticeship
Computer User Support Specialists
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Machine Repairers
Apprenticeship
Concierges
Bright Outlook
Control & Valve Installers & Repairers
Apprenticeship
Cooks, Private Household
Coroners
Correctional Officers & Jailers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Court Reporters
Crane & Tower Operators
Apprenticeship
Credit Authorizers
Criminal Investigators & Special Agents
Critical Care Nurses
Bright Outlook
Customs Brokers
Bright Outlook
Dancers
Dental Assistants
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Dental Hygienists
Bright Outlook
Desktop Publishers
Apprenticeship
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Bright Outlook
Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers
Apprenticeship
Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment
Apprenticeship
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay
Apprenticeship
Electrical Drafters
Apprenticeship
Electronic Drafters
Apprenticeship
Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Apprenticeship
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers & Repairers
Apprenticeship
Elevator Installers & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
Embalmers
Apprenticeship
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Endoscopy Technicians
Bright Outlook
Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
Bright Outlook
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers
Apprenticeship
Farm Equipment Mechanics & Service Technicians
Apprenticeship
Fashion Designers
Apprenticeship
File Clerks
Film & Video Editors
Apprenticeship
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, & Illustrators
Apprenticeship
Fire Inspectors
Apprenticeship
Fire Investigators
Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry & Animal Care Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand
First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives
Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors
Flight Attendants
Food Science Technicians
Food Service Managers
Apprenticeship
Forest Fire Fighting & Prevention Supervisors
Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists
Gaming Managers
Gas Plant Operators
Gem & Diamond Workers
Apprenticeship
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers
Apprenticeship
Government Property Inspectors & Investigators
Apprenticeship
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Hearing Aid Specialists
Bright Outlook
Histotechnologists & Histologic Technicians
Bright Outlook
Home Appliance Repairers
Apprenticeship
Human Resources Assistants
Apprenticeship
Immigration & Customs Inspectors
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
Jewelers
Apprenticeship
Legal Secretaries
Apprenticeship
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Loan Interviewers & Clerks
Loan Officers
Lodging Managers
Log Graders & Scalers
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Bright Outlook
Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance
Manicurists & Pedicurists
Mapping Technicians
Apprenticeship
Massage Therapists
Bright Outlook
Mates- Ship, Boat, & Barge
Apprenticeship
Mechanical Drafters
Apprenticeship
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Apprenticeship
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Appliance Technicians
Apprenticeship
Medical Assistants
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Equipment Repairers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Secretaries
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Transcriptionists
Apprenticeship
Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Apprenticeship
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic
Apprenticeship
Model Makers, Wood
Apprenticeship
Morticians, Undertakers, & Funeral Directors
Apprenticeship
Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians
Apprenticeship
Motorcycle Mechanics
Apprenticeship
Municipal Clerks
Municipal Fire Fighting & Prevention Supervisors
Apprenticeship
Municipal Firefighters
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Music Composers & Arrangers
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Nannies
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Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
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Nursery & Greenhouse Managers
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Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Paralegals & Legal Assistants
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Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic
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Pharmacy Technicians
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Phlebotomists
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Photographers
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Physical Therapist Assistants
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Pilots, Ship
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Police Detectives
Police Identification & Records Officers
Police Patrol Officers
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Postmasters & Mail Superintendents
Potters, Manufacturing
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Precious Metal Workers
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Prepress Technicians & Workers
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Preschool Teachers
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Printing Press Operators
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Private Detectives & Investigators
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Procurement Clerks
Psychiatric Technicians
Quality Control Analysts
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Radiation Therapists
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Radio & Television Announcers
Radio Mechanics
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Radio Operators
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Radio, Cellular, & Tower Equipment Installers & Repairers
Radiologic Technicians
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Radiologic Technologists
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Real Estate Brokers
Real Estate Sales Agents
Registered Nurses
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Residential Advisors
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Respiratory Therapists
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Sales Agents, Financial Services
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Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Bright Outlook
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Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs
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Ship & Boat Captains
Ship Engineers
Signal & Track Switch Repairers
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Skincare Specialists
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Sound Engineering Technicians
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Spa Managers
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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
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Statistical Assistants
Stonemasons
Bright Outlook
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Surgical Technologists
Bright Outlook
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Surveying Technicians
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Tailors, Dressmakers, & Custom Sewers
Apprenticeship
Tax Examiners & Collectors, & Revenue Agents
Tax Preparers
Teacher Assistants
Bright Outlook
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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
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Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
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Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers
Tool & Die Makers
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Tour Guides & Escorts
Traffic Technicians
Transit & Railroad Police
Travel Agents
Travel Guides
Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials
Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers
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Veterinary Technologists & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Watch Repairers
Apprenticeship
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators
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Web Administrators
Bright Outlook
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Employees in these careers need several years of work-related experience and training. Both on-the-job and classroom job training may be needed.

Education

Most of these careers need a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

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Photonics Engineers
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Public Relations Specialists
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Regulatory Affairs Managers
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Green
Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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Remote Sensing Technicians
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Green
Reporters & Correspondents
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Risk Management Specialists
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Robotics Engineers
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Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
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Software Developers, Systems Software
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Storage & Distribution Managers
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Supply Chain Managers
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Transportation Engineers
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Transportation Managers
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Transportation Planners
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Validation Engineers
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Water Resource Specialists
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Green
Water/Wastewater Engineers
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Wind Energy Engineers
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Accountants
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Actuaries
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Adapted Physical Education Specialists
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Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors
Advertising & Promotions Managers
Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians
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Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes
Agricultural Engineers
Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers
Appraisers, Real Estate
Aquacultural Managers
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Audio-Visual & Multimedia Collections Specialists
Auditors
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Biological Technicians
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Business Intelligence Analysts
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Child, Family, & School Social Workers
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Choreographers
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Claims Examiners, Property & Casualty Insurance
Clinical Data Managers
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Clinical Research Coordinators
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Coaches & Scouts
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Community Health Workers
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Copy Writers
Cost Estimators
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Credit Analysts
Credit Counselors
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Directors, Religious Activities & Education
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, & Radio
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Document Management Specialists
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Editors
Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program
Elementary School Teachers
Bright Outlook
Emergency Management Directors
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Environmental Compliance Inspectors
Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers
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Financial Examiners
Financial Managers, Branch or Department
Bright Outlook
Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
Food Scientists & Technologists
Forensic Science Technicians
Apprenticeship
Foresters
Fraud Examiners, Investigators & Analysts
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Freight & Cargo Inspectors
Geodetic Surveyors
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Graphic Designers
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Health Educators
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Human Resources Managers
Human Resources Specialists
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Apprenticeship
Informatics Nurse Specialists
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Information Security Analysts
Bright Outlook
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Information Technology Project Managers
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Insurance Sales Agents
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Insurance Underwriters
Intelligence Analysts
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Interior Designers
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Interpreters & Translators
Bright Outlook
Kindergarten Teachers
Legislators
Library Technicians
Loan Counselors
Logisticians
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Loss Prevention Managers
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Management Analysts
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Marine Architects
Marine Engineers
Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists
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Materials Engineers
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Mathematical Technicians
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Meeting, Convention, & Event Planners
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Middle School Teachers
Bright Outlook
Midwives
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Mining & Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
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Multimedia Artists & Animators
Museum Technicians & Conservators
Music Directors
Network & Computer Systems Administrators
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Park Naturalists
Patient Representatives
Bright Outlook
Petroleum Engineers
Bright Outlook
Poets, Lyricists & Creative Writers
Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists
Producers
Apprenticeship
Product Safety Engineers
Program Directors
Proofreaders & Copy Markers
Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers
Bright Outlook
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Public Relations & Fundraising Managers
Purchasing Agents
Apprenticeship
Purchasing Managers
Quality Control Systems Managers
Bright Outlook
Range Managers
Recreation Workers
Recreational Therapists
Sales Agents, Securities & Commodities
Bright Outlook
Sales Engineers
Sales Managers
Bright Outlook
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing
Bright Outlook
Secondary School Teachers
Bright Outlook
Security Management Specialists
Bright Outlook
Security Managers
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Set & Exhibit Designers
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Social & Community Service Managers
Social & Human Service Assistants
Bright Outlook
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Social Science Research Assistants
Software Developers, Applications
Bright Outlook
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Software Quality Assurance Engineers & Testers
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Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Bright Outlook
Surveyors
Talent Directors
Technical Directors/Managers
Technical Writers
Training & Development Managers
Video Game Designers
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Training

Employees may need some on-the-job training. However, the person will usually have the needed skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and training before starting the job.

Education

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Arbitrators, Mediators, & Conciliators
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Architects
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Architectural & Engineering Managers
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Chief Sustainability Officers
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Climate Change Analysts
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Environmental Economists
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Environmental Engineers
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Environmental Restoration Planners
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Natural Sciences Managers
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Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists
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Soil & Plant Scientists
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Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
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Acupuncturists
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Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, & Hearing Officers
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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
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Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Allergists & Immunologists
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Anesthesiologist Assistants
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Anesthesiologists
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Animal Scientists
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Archeologists
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Archivists
Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Astronomers
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Audiologists
Bright Outlook
Biochemists & Biophysicists
Bioinformatics Scientists
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Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Biologists
Biostatisticians
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Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Chief Executives
Chiropractors
Clergy
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Bright Outlook
Clinical Psychologists
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Computer & Information Research Scientists
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Counseling Psychologists
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Curators
Dentists, General
Dermatologists
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Dietitians & Nutritionists
Distance Learning Coordinators
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Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Economists
Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors
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Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Epidemiologists
Exercise Physiologists
Family & General Practitioners
Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Forestry & Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Genetic Counselors
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Geneticists
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Geographers
Bright Outlook
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
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Healthcare Social Workers
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Historians
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History Teachers, Postsecondary
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Hospitalists
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Human Factors Engineers & Ergonomists
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Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
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Instructional Coordinators
Instructional Designers & Technologists
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Internists, General
Judges, Magistrate Judges, & Magistrates
Judicial Law Clerks
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Lawyers
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Librarians
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, & Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
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Marriage & Family Therapists
Bright Outlook
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Mathematicians
Bright Outlook
Medical & Health Services Managers
Bright Outlook
Apprenticeship
Medical Scientists
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers
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Mental Health Counselors
Bright Outlook
Microbiologists
Molecular & Cellular Biologists
Bright Outlook
Naturopathic Physicians
Bright Outlook
Neurologists
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Neuropsychologists & Clinical Neuropsychologists
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Nuclear Medicine Physicians
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Nurse Anesthetists
Bright Outlook
Nurse Midwives
Bright Outlook
Nurse Practitioners
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Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Occupational Therapists
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Operations Research Analysts
Bright Outlook
Ophthalmologists
Bright Outlook
Optometrists
Bright Outlook
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Orthodontists
Orthoptists
Bright Outlook
Orthotists & Prosthetists
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Pathologists
Bright Outlook
Pediatricians, General
Pharmacists
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Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians
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Physical Therapists
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Physician Assistants
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Physicists
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Podiatrists
Bright Outlook
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Political Scientists
Preventive Medicine Physicians
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Prosthodontists
Psychiatrists
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Radiologists
Bright Outlook
Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Rehabilitation Counselors
School Psychologists
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
Sociologists
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Speech-Language Pathologists
Sports Medicine Physicians
Bright Outlook
Statisticians
Bright Outlook
Surgeons
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Survey Researchers
Treasurers & Controllers
Bright Outlook
Urologists
Bright Outlook
Veterinarians