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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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Career name
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Agricultural Equipment Operators
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Amusement & Recreation Attendants
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Baristas
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
Conveyor Operators & Tenders
Cooks, Fast Food
Cutters & Trimmers, Hand
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Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas
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Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers
Dishwashers
Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News & Street Vendors, & Related Workers
Fallers
Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery, & Greenhouse
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Fast Food & Counter Workers
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Fishing & Hunting Workers
Floor Sanders & Finishers
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Food Preparation Workers
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products
Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons
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Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers
Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers
Logging Equipment Operators
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Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers
Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers
Plasterers & Stucco Masons
Pressers, Textile, Garment, & Related Materials
Rock Splitters, Quarry
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Roustabouts, Oil & Gas
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Septic Tank Servicers & Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Sewing Machine Operators
 
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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
Actors
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators & Tenders
Agricultural Inspectors
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Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
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Ambulance Drivers & Attendants
Animal Breeders
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Animal Caretakers
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Animal Control Workers
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Animal Trainers
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Athletes & Sports Competitors
Automotive & Watercraft Service Attendants
Automotive Body & Related Repairers
Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers
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Baggage Porters & Bellhops
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Bakers
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Bartenders
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Bicycle Repairers
Bill & Account Collectors
Billing & Posting Clerks
Biofuels Processing Technicians
Biomass Plant Technicians
Brickmasons & Blockmasons
Bridge & Lock Tenders
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Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity
Butchers & Meat Cutters
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters
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Cargo & Freight Agents
Carpenters
Carpet Installers
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Cashiers
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Chemical Plant & System Operators
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Childcare Workers
Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment
Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders
Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers
Coin, Vending, & Amusement Machine Servicers & Repairers
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Construction Laborers
Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria
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Cooks, Restaurant
Cooks, Short Order
Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
Correctional Officers & Jailers
Correspondence Clerks
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Costume Attendants
Counter & Rental Clerks
Couriers & Messengers
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Court, Municipal, & License Clerks
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, & Clerks
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Crossing Guards & Flaggers
Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Customer Service Representatives
Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Data Entry Keyers
Demonstrators & Product Promoters
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Dental Laboratory Technicians
Dispatchers
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Dredge Operators
Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Driver/Sales Workers
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers
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Earth Drillers
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
Etchers & Engravers
Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
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Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters
Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Farm Labor Contractors
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, & Aquacultural Animals
Fence Erectors
Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators
File Clerks
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First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand
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First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators
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First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
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Flight Attendants
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Floor Layers
Floral Designers
Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders
Food Batchmakers
Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders
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Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Food Service Managers
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Foundry Mold & Coremakers
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Freight Forwarders
Funeral Attendants
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
Furniture Finishers
Gambling & Sports Book Writers & Runners
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Gambling Cage Workers
Gambling Change Persons & Booth Cashiers
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Gambling Dealers
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Gambling Surveillance Officers & Gambling Investigators
Gas Compressor & Gas Pumping Station Operators
Geothermal Technicians
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers
Glaziers
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, & Tile & Marble Setters
Helpers--Carpenters
Helpers--Electricians
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Helpers--Extraction Workers
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers
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Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
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Helpers--Production Workers
Helpers--Roofers
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Highway Maintenance Workers
Hoist & Winch Operators
Home Appliance Repairers
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Home Health Aides
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Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop
Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall
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Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks
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Janitors & Cleaners
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Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic
Library Assistants, Clerical
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Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
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Light Truck Drivers
Loading & Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining
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Locker Room, Coatroom, & Dressing Room Attendants
Locksmiths & Safe Repairers
Locomotive Engineers
Log Graders & Scalers
Machine Feeders & Offbearers
Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators
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Manicurists & Pedicurists
Manufactured Building & Mobile Home Installers
Mechanical Door Repairers
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Medical Equipment Preparers
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Medical Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders
Meter Readers, Utilities
Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Millwrights
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Models
Molders, Shapers, & Casters
Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Motion Picture Projectionists
Motorboat Operators
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Nannies
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
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Office Clerks, General
Office Machine Operators
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Order Clerks
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Orderlies
Outdoor Power Equipment & Other Small Engine Mechanics
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
Packers & Packagers, Hand
Painters, Construction & Maintenance
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Paperhangers
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Parking Attendants
Parking Enforcement Workers
Parts Salespersons
Passenger Attendants
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Paving, Surfacing, & Tamping Equipment Operators
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
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Personal Care Aides
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Pest Control Workers
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Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators, Vegetation
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers
Pharmacy Aides
Photographic Process Workers & Processing Machine Operators
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Physical Therapist Aides
Pile Driver Operators
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Pipelayers
Plating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Postal Service Clerks
Postal Service Mail Carriers
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, & Processing Machine Operators
Postmasters & Mail Superintendents
Pourers & Casters, Metal
Power Plant Operators
Print Binding & Finishing Workers
Printing Press Operators
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Psychiatric Aides
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Public Safety Telecommunicators
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Pump Operators
Rail Car Repairers
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, & Hostlers
Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators
Railroad Brake, Signal, & Switch Operators & Locomotive Firers
Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters
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Receptionists & Information Clerks
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Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
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Recycling & Reclamation Workers
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Recycling Coordinators
Refractory Materials Repairers
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Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors
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Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents & Travel Clerks
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists
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Retail Salespersons
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Riggers
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Roof Bolters, Mining
Roofers
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Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas
Sailors & Marine Oilers
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood
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Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
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Security Guards
Segmental Pavers
Semiconductor Processing Technicians
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Service Unit Operators, Oil & Gas
Sewers, Hand
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Shampooers
Sheet Metal Workers
Shipping, Receiving, & Inventory Clerks
Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers
Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
Slaughterers & Meat Packers
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Solar Photovoltaic Installers
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Stockers & Order Fillers
Stone Cutters & Carvers, Manufacturing
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Structural Iron & Steel Workers
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Subway & Streetcar Operators
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
Tailors, Dressmakers, & Custom Sewers
Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
Tapers
Team Assemblers
Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers
Telemarketers
Telephone Operators
Tellers
Terrazzo Workers & Finishers
Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Tile & Stone Setters
Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters
Tire Builders
Tire Repairers & Changers
Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers
Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
Transportation Security Screeners
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors
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Tree Trimmers & Pruners
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Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials
Upholsterers
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, & Ticket Takers
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Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers
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Waiters & Waitresses
Weatherization Installers & Technicians
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Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers
Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Wellhead Pumpers
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Word Processors & Typists
 
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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
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Acute Care Nurses
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Administrative Services Managers
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Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technologists & Technicians
Agricultural Technicians
Air Traffic Controllers
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Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
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Airfield Operations Specialists
Architectural & Civil Drafters
Bright Outlook
Audio & Video Technicians
Audiovisual Equipment Installers & Repairers
Automotive Engineering Technicians
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics
Aviation Inspectors
Avionics Technicians
Bailiffs
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Barbers
Boilermakers
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Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
Broadcast Technicians
Brokerage Clerks
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers
Bright Outlook
Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Film
Captains, Mates, & Pilots of Water Vessels
Bright Outlook
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary
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Chefs & Head Cooks
Chemical Technicians
Civil Engineering Technologists & Technicians
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Commercial Divers
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Commercial Pilots
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Compliance Officers
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
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Computer User Support Specialists
Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Machine Repairers
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Concierges
Construction & Building Inspectors
Control & Valve Installers & Repairers
Cooks, Private Household
Bright Outlook
Coroners
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Court Reporters & Simultaneous Captioners
Craft Artists
Crane & Tower Operators
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Customs & Border Protection Officers
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Customs Brokers
Dancers
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Dental Assistants
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Dental Hygienists
Desktop Publishers
Detectives & Criminal Investigators
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
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Dietetic Technicians
Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologists & Technicians
Electrical & Electronics Drafters
Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay
Bright Outlook
Electricians
Electro-Mechanical & Mechatronics Technologists & Technicians
Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Bright Outlook
Elevator & Escalator Installers & Repairers
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
Embalmers
Bright Outlook
Endoscopy Technicians
Energy Auditors
Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
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Exercise Trainers & Group Fitness Instructors
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers
Farm Equipment Mechanics & Service Technicians
Fashion Designers
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, & Illustrators
Bright Outlook
Fire Inspectors & Investigators
Bright Outlook
Firefighters
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting & Prevention Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
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First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
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First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Food Science Technicians
Forest & Conservation Technicians
Forest & Conservation Workers
Bright Outlook
Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists
Funeral Home Managers
Bright Outlook
Gambling Managers
Gas Plant Operators
Gem & Diamond Workers
Geothermal Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Government Property Inspectors & Investigators
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists
Bright Outlook
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Bright Outlook
Hearing Aid Specialists
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
Human Resources Assistants
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Production Managers
Industrial Engineering Technologists & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
Interviewers
Jewelers & Precious Stone & Metal Workers
Legal Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Library Technicians
Bright Outlook
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
Bright Outlook
Loan Interviewers & Clerks
Machinists
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
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Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
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Maintenance Workers, Machinery
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Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance
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Massage Therapists
Mechanical Drafters
Mechanical Engineering Technologists & Technicians
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Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians
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Medical Appliance Technicians
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Medical Assistants
Bright Outlook
Medical Equipment Repairers
Medical Transcriptionists
Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic
Model Makers, Wood
Morticians, Undertakers, & Funeral Arrangers
Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians
Motorcycle Mechanics
Musical Instrument Repairers & Tuners
Musicians & Singers
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Neurodiagnostic Technologists
New Accounts Clerks
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Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Nuclear Technicians
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Nursing Assistants
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Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
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Occupational Therapy Aides
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Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
Opticians, Dispensing
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Paralegals & Legal Assistants
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Patient Representatives
Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic
Patternmakers, Wood
Pharmacy Technicians
Bright Outlook
Phlebotomists
Photographers
Photonics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Physical Therapist Assistants
Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
Bright Outlook
Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Police Identification & Records Officers
Potters, Manufacturing
Power Distributors & Dispatchers
Prepress Technicians & Workers
Preschool Teachers
Bright Outlook
Private Detectives & Investigators
Procurement Clerks
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
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Psychiatric Technicians
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Quality Control Analysts
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Radiation Therapists
Radio, Cellular, & Tower Equipment Installers & Repairers
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Radiologic Technologists & Technicians
Real Estate Sales Agents
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Residential Advisors
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Respiratory Therapists
Robotics Technicians
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Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Bright Outlook
Self-Enrichment Teachers
Ship Engineers
Signal & Track Switch Repairers
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Skincare Specialists
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Solar Energy Installation Managers
Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors
Solar Thermal Installers & Technicians
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Sound Engineering Technicians
Spa Managers
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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Stonemasons
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
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Surgical Assistants
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Surgical Technologists
Surveying & Mapping Technicians
Tax Examiners & Collectors, & Revenue Agents
Tax Preparers
Bright Outlook
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
Tool & Die Makers
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Tour Guides & Escorts
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Traffic Technicians
Transit & Railroad Police
Travel Agents
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Travel Guides
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Veterinary Technologists & Technicians
Watch & Clock Repairers
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators
Bright Outlook
Web Developers
Wholesale & Retail Buyers
Wind Energy Operations Managers
Bright Outlook
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
 
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Job Zone Four (selected)
Job Zone Five

Job Zone Four: High Preparation Needed

Experience

Long term work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these careers. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work several years in the field to be qualified for the job.

Training

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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Career name
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Accountants & Auditors
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Actuaries
Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, & English as a Second Language Instructors
Advertising & Promotions Managers
Advertising Sales Agents
Aerospace Engineers
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Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes
Agricultural Engineers
Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers
Appraisers & Assessors of Real Estate
Art Directors
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Atmospheric & Space Scientists
Automotive Engineers
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Bioengineers & Biomedical Engineers
Biofuels Production Managers
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers
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Bioinformatics Technicians
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Biological Technicians
Biomass Power Plant Managers
Broadcast Announcers & Radio Disc Jockeys
Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists & Site Managers
Budget Analysts
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Business Continuity Planners
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Business Intelligence Analysts
Buyers & Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
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Cartographers & Photogrammetrists
Chemical Engineers
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Chemists
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Child, Family, & School Social Workers
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Choreographers
Civil Engineers
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators
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Clinical Data Managers
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Clinical Research Coordinators
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Coaches & Scouts
Commercial & Industrial Designers
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Community Health Workers
Compensation & Benefits Managers
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Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists
Compliance Managers
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Computer & Information Systems Managers
Computer Hardware Engineers
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Computer Network Architects
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Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer Programmers
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Computer Systems Analysts
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Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
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Conservation Scientists
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Construction Managers
Cost Estimators
Credit Analysts
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Credit Counselors
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Critical Care Nurses
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Cytogenetic Technologists
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Data Warehousing Specialists
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Database Administrators
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Database Architects
Directors, Religious Activities & Education
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Document Management Specialists
Editors
Education & Childcare Administrators, Preschool & Daycare
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Electrical Engineers
Electronics Engineers
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Elementary School Teachers
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Emergency Management Directors
Energy Engineers
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Environmental Compliance Inspectors
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Environmental Engineering Technologists & Technicians
Environmental Engineers
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Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health
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Environmental Scientists & Specialists, Including Health
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Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers
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Exercise Physiologists
Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers
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Film & Video Editors
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Financial Examiners
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Financial Managers
Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
Fish & Game Wardens
Fitness & Wellness Coordinators
Food Scientists & Technologists
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Forensic Science Technicians
Foresters
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Fraud Examiners, Investigators & Analysts
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Fundraisers
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General & Operations Managers
Geodetic Surveyors
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Geographic Information Systems Technologists & Technicians
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Geological Technicians
Graphic Designers
Health & Safety Engineers
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Health Education Specialists
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Health Informatics Specialists
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Human Resources Managers
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Human Resources Specialists
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Industrial Engineers
Industrial Production Managers
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Information Security Analysts
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Information Technology Project Managers
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Insurance Sales Agents
Insurance Underwriters
Intelligence Analysts
Interior Designers
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Interpreters & Translators
Kindergarten Teachers
Labor Relations Specialists
Landscape Architects
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Legislators
Loan Officers
Lodging Managers
Logisticians
Logistics Analysts
Logistics Engineers
Loss Prevention Managers
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Manufacturing Engineers
Marine Engineers & Naval Architects
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Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists
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Marketing Managers
Materials Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Mechatronics Engineers
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Media Programming Directors
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Media Technical Directors/Managers
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Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
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Meeting, Convention, & Event Planners
Middle School Teachers
Mining & Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
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Museum Technicians & Conservators
Music Directors & Composers
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Music Therapists
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists & Technicians
Network & Computer Systems Administrators
News Analysts, Reporters, & Journalists
Nuclear Engineers
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Bright Outlook
Online Merchants
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Park Naturalists
Personal Financial Advisors
Petroleum Engineers
Photonics Engineers
Poets, Lyricists & Creative Writers
Precision Agriculture Technicians
Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists
Bright Outlook
Producers & Directors
Proofreaders & Copy Markers
Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers
Bright Outlook
Public Relations Specialists
Purchasing Agents
Purchasing Managers
Quality Control Systems Managers
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
Bright Outlook
Range Managers
Real Estate Brokers
Bright Outlook
Recreation Workers
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Recreational Therapists
Bright Outlook
Registered Nurses
Regulatory Affairs Managers
Bright Outlook
Regulatory Affairs Specialists
Bright Outlook
Rehabilitation Counselors
Bright Outlook
Remote Sensing Technicians
Robotics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Sales Engineers
Sales Managers
Bright Outlook
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
Bright Outlook
Search Marketing Strategists
Secondary School Teachers
Securities, Commodities, & Financial Services Sales Agents
Bright Outlook
Social & Community Service Managers
Bright Outlook
Social & Human Service Assistants
Bright Outlook
Social Science Research Assistants
Bright Outlook
Software Quality Assurance Analysts & Testers
Solar Energy Systems Engineers
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Special Effects Artists & Animators
Bright Outlook
Statistical Assistants
Supply Chain Managers
Surveyors
Bright Outlook
Sustainability Specialists
Bright Outlook
Talent Directors
Bright Outlook
Technical Writers
Bright Outlook
Training & Development Managers
Bright Outlook
Training & Development Specialists
Transportation Engineers
Transportation Inspectors
Transportation Planners
Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers
Bright Outlook
Treasurers & Controllers
Bright Outlook
Tutors
Bright Outlook
Validation Engineers
Bright Outlook
Video Game Designers
Bright Outlook
Water Resource Specialists
Water/Wastewater Engineers
Bright Outlook
Web Administrators
Wind Energy Development Managers
Wind Energy Engineers
Writers & Authors
 
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Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

Experience

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these careers. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

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

Most of these careers need a graduate school education. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

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