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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
Bright Outlook
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
Conveyor Operators & Tenders
Cooks, Fast Food
Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers
Fabric Menders
Fallers
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, & Aquacultural Animals
Bright Outlook
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers
Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers
Bright Outlook
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Plasterers & Stucco Masons
Sewing Machine Operators
Amusement & Recreation Attendants
Bright Outlook
Baristas
Bridge & Lock Tenders
Bright Outlook
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Counter & Rental Clerks
Bright Outlook
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, & Coffee Shop
Bright Outlook
Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas
Dishwashers
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News & Street Vendors, & Related Workers
Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop
Bright Outlook
Fishers & Related Fishing Workers
Bright Outlook
Food Preparation Workers
Bright Outlook
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products
Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons
Bright Outlook
Hunters & Trappers
Logging Equipment Operators
Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers
Models
Pressers, Textile, Garment, & Related Materials
Rock Splitters, Quarry
Bright Outlook
Roustabouts, Oil & Gas
Bright Outlook
Septic Tank Servicers & Sewer Pipe Cleaners
 
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.

Bright Outlook
Career name
Bright Outlook
Actors
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Bright Outlook
Ambulance Drivers & Attendants
Bright Outlook
Animal Trainers
Automotive Body & Related Repairers
Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers
Bakers
Bright Outlook
Bartenders
Bright Outlook
Brickmasons & Blockmasons
Butchers & Meat Cutters
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Cargo & Freight Agents
Carpet Installers
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Chemical Plant & System Operators
Bright Outlook
Childcare Workers
Bright Outlook
Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment
Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Coin, Vending, & Amusement Machine Servicers & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Construction Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Construction Laborers
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria
Bright Outlook
Cooks, Restaurant
Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
Correctional Officers & Jailers
Bright Outlook
Costume Attendants
Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Cutters & Trimmers, Hand
Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Data Entry Keyers
Bright Outlook
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Dispatchers
Dredge Operators
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers
Bright Outlook
Earth Drillers
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
Etchers & Engravers
Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters
Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Bright Outlook
Fence Erectors
Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Bright Outlook
Floor Layers
Floral Designers
Food Batchmakers
Food Service Managers
Forest Firefighters
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Foundry Mold & Coremakers
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
Furniture Finishers
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers
Bright Outlook
Glaziers
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, & Tile & Marble Setters
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Extraction Workers
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers
Home Appliance Repairers
Bright Outlook
Home Health Aides
Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall
Bright Outlook
Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Bright Outlook
Janitors & Cleaners
Bright Outlook
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic
Locksmiths & Safe Repairers
Locomotive Engineers
Bright Outlook
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators
Mates- Ship, Boat, & Barge
Bright Outlook
Mechanical Door Repairers
Bright Outlook
Medical Equipment Preparers
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders
Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Millwrights
Mine Cutting & Channeling Machine Operators
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Molding & Casting Workers
Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Nursing Assistants
Bright Outlook
Office Clerks, General
Bright Outlook
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
Bright Outlook
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Bright Outlook
Outdoor Power Equipment & Other Small Engine Mechanics
Painters, Construction & Maintenance
Painters, Transportation Equipment
Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Paperhangers
Parts Salespersons
Bright Outlook
Paving, Surfacing, & Tamping Equipment Operators
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
Pest Control Workers
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators, Vegetation
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers
Photographic Process Workers & Processing Machine Operators
Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers
Postal Service Clerks
Power Plant Operators
Print Binding & Finishing Workers
Rail Car Repairers
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
Bright Outlook
Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
Bright Outlook
Riggers
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Roofers
Bright Outlook
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas
Bright Outlook
Rough Carpenters
Sailors & Marine Oilers
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood
Bright Outlook
Security Guards
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Sheet Metal Workers
Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers
Slaughterers & Meat Packers
Stone Cutters & Carvers, Manufacturing
Bright Outlook
Structural Iron & Steel Workers
Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
Tapers
Bright Outlook
Team Assemblers
Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers
Tellers
Bright Outlook
Terrazzo Workers & Finishers
Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Bright Outlook
Tile & Marble Setters
Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors
Bright Outlook
Tree Trimmers & Pruners
Upholsterers
Bright Outlook
Weatherization Installers & Technicians
Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Word Processors & Typists
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators & Tenders
Agricultural Inspectors
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Animal Breeders
Animal Control Workers
Athletes & Sports Competitors
Bright Outlook
Automotive & Watercraft Service Attendants
Baggage Porters & Bellhops
Bailiffs
Bright Outlook
Bicycle Repairers
Bill & Account Collectors
Bright Outlook
Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
Biofuels Processing Technicians
Biomass Plant Technicians
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity
Bright Outlook
Cashiers
Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders
Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers
Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Cooks, Short Order
Correspondence Clerks
Bright Outlook
Couriers & Messengers
Court Clerks
Credit Checkers
Crossing Guards
Bright Outlook
Customer Service Representatives
Demonstrators & Product Promoters
Dietetic Technicians
Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Driver/Sales Workers
Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
Farm Labor Contractors
File Clerks
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand
First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators
Bright Outlook
Floor Sanders & Finishers
Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders
Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders
Bright Outlook
Freight Forwarders
Funeral Attendants
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
Geothermal Technicians
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Carpenters
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Electricians
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Production Workers
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Roofers
Highway Maintenance Workers
Hoist & Winch Operators
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Bright Outlook
Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
Interviewers
Library Assistants, Clerical
License Clerks
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Bright Outlook
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
Locker Room, Coatroom, & Dressing Room Attendants
Locomotive Firers
Log Graders & Scalers
Machine Feeders & Offbearers
Bright Outlook
Manicurists & Pedicurists
Manufactured Building & Mobile Home Installers
Bright Outlook
Marking Clerks
Meter Readers, Utilities
Mine Shuttle Car Operators
Motion Picture Projectionists
Motorboat Operators
Bright Outlook
Nannies
New Accounts Clerks
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Nursery Workers
Office Machine Operators
Order Clerks
Bright Outlook
Order Fillers, Wholesale & Retail Sales
Orderlies
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
Bright Outlook
Packers & Packagers, Hand
Parking Enforcement Workers
Parking Lot Attendants
Bright Outlook
Personal Care Aides
Pharmacy Aides
Bright Outlook
Physical Therapist Aides
Bright Outlook
Pile-Driver Operators
Bright Outlook
Pipelayers
Postal Service Mail Carriers
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, & Processing Machine Operators
Postmasters & Mail Superintendents
Pourers & Casters, Metal
Psychiatric Aides
Public Address System & Other Announcers
Bright Outlook
Pump Operators
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, & Hostlers
Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators
Railroad Brake, Signal, & Switch Operators
Railroad Conductors & Yardmasters
Bright Outlook
Receptionists & Information Clerks
Recycling & Reclamation Workers
Recycling Coordinators
Refractory Materials Repairers
Bright Outlook
Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors
Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents & Travel Clerks
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists
Bright Outlook
Retail Salespersons
Roof Bolters, Mining
Bright Outlook
Segmental Pavers
Semiconductor Processors
Bright Outlook
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining
Sewers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Shampooers
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks
Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
Singers
Slot Supervisors
Bright Outlook
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Solderers & Brazers
Bright Outlook
Statement Clerks
Bright Outlook
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
Bright Outlook
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Subway & Streetcar Operators
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
Taxi Drivers & Chauffeurs
Telemarketers
Telephone Operators
Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters
Tire Builders
Tire Repairers & Changers
Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers
Transportation Attendants
Transportation Security Screeners
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, & Ticket Takers
Bright Outlook
Waiters & Waitresses
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping
Bright Outlook
Wellhead Pumpers
 
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.

Bright Outlook
Career name
Bright Outlook
Administrative Services Managers
Air Traffic Controllers
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Airfield Operations Specialists
Bright Outlook
Audio & Video Equipment Technicians
Automotive Master Mechanics
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Avionics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Barbers
Boilermakers
Bright Outlook
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
Broadcast Technicians
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers
Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Motion Picture
Bright Outlook
Chefs & Head Cooks
Chemical Technicians
Civil Drafters
Commercial Pilots
Bright Outlook
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic
Computer Operators
Bright Outlook
Computer User Support Specialists
Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Machine Repairers
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Construction & Building Inspectors
Control & Valve Installers & Repairers
Craft Artists
Crane & Tower Operators
Bright Outlook
Dental Assistants
Desktop Publishers
Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers
Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay
Electrical Drafters
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
Electricians
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Electronic Drafters
Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers & Repairers
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Elevator Installers & Repairers
Embalmers
Bright Outlook
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics
Bright Outlook
Energy Auditors
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers
Farm Equipment Mechanics & Service Technicians
Fashion Designers
Bright Outlook
Film & Video Editors
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, & Illustrators
Fire Inspectors
Fire Investigators
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
Gem & Diamond Workers
Government Property Inspectors & Investigators
Bright Outlook
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists
Bright Outlook
Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanics & Installers
Human Resources Assistants
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Jewelers
Legal Secretaries
Bright Outlook
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
Machinists
Bright Outlook
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Bright Outlook
Mapping Technicians
Mechanical Drafters
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Bright Outlook
Medical Appliance Technicians
Bright Outlook
Medical Assistants
Medical Equipment Repairers
Bright Outlook
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
Bright Outlook
Medical Secretaries
Medical Transcriptionists
Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic
Model Makers, Wood
Morticians, Undertakers, & Funeral Directors
Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians
Motorcycle Mechanics
Municipal Fire Fighting & Prevention Supervisors
Municipal Firefighters
Musical Instrument Repairers & Tuners
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
Bright Outlook
Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
Bright Outlook
Opticians, Dispensing
Bright Outlook
Paralegals & Legal Assistants
Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic
Patternmakers, Wood
Bright Outlook
Pharmacy Technicians
Photographers
Pilots, Ship
Bright Outlook
Pipe Fitters & Steamfitters
Bright Outlook
Plumbers
Police Patrol Officers
Potters, Manufacturing
Power Distributors & Dispatchers
Precious Metal Workers
Prepress Technicians & Workers
Printing Press Operators
Bright Outlook
Private Detectives & Investigators
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
Radio Mechanics
Radio Operators
Bright Outlook
Radiologic Technologists
Bright Outlook
Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
Bright Outlook
Residential Advisors
Bright Outlook
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Signal & Track Switch Repairers
Sound Engineering Technicians
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Bright Outlook
Stonemasons
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
Bright Outlook
Surgical Technologists
Bright Outlook
Surveying Technicians
Tailors, Dressmakers, & Custom Sewers
Bright Outlook
Teacher Assistants
Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
Tool & Die Makers
Bright Outlook
Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Watch Repairers
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators
Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Bright Outlook
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Bright Outlook
Acute Care Nurses
Agricultural Technicians
Bright Outlook
Assessors
Automotive Engineering Technicians
Aviation Inspectors
Brokerage Clerks
Bright Outlook
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians
Civil Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Commercial Divers
Bright Outlook
Concierges
Cooks, Private Household
Coroners
Court Reporters
Credit Authorizers
Criminal Investigators & Special Agents
Bright Outlook
Critical Care Nurses
Bright Outlook
Customs Brokers
Dancers
Bright Outlook
Dental Hygienists
Bright Outlook
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
Bright Outlook
Endoscopy Technicians
Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop & Horticultural Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry & Animal Care Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers
Bright Outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives
Bright Outlook
Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors
Bright Outlook
Flight Attendants
Food Science Technicians
Forest & Conservation Technicians
Forest & Conservation Workers
Forest Fire Fighting & Prevention Supervisors
Bright Outlook
Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists
Funeral Service Managers
Gaming Managers
Gas Plant Operators
Geothermal Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Bright Outlook
Hearing Aid Specialists
Bright Outlook
Histotechnologists & Histologic Technicians
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Hydroelectric Production Managers
Immigration & Customs Inspectors
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
Bright Outlook
Insurance Claims Clerks
Library Technicians
Licensing Examiners & Inspectors
Bright Outlook
Loan Interviewers & Clerks
Bright Outlook
Loan Officers
Bright Outlook
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Bright Outlook
Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Bright Outlook
Massage Therapists
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Municipal Clerks
Music Composers & Arrangers
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Neurodiagnostic Technologists
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
Bright Outlook
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Nursery & Greenhouse Managers
Bright Outlook
Occupational Therapy Aides
Bright Outlook
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Bright Outlook
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Bright Outlook
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
Bright Outlook
Phlebotomists
Photonics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Physical Therapist Assistants
Police Detectives
Police Identification & Records Officers
Bright Outlook
Preschool Teachers
Procurement Clerks
Psychiatric Technicians
Bright Outlook
Quality Control Analysts
Bright Outlook
Radiation Therapists
Radio, Cellular, & Tower Equipment Installers & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Radiologic Technicians
Real Estate Sales Agents
Bright Outlook
Registered Nurses
Bright Outlook
Respiratory Therapists
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Robotics Technicians
Sales Agents, Financial Services
Bright Outlook
Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Bright Outlook
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs
Ship & Boat Captains
Ship Engineers
Bright Outlook
Skincare Specialists
Bright Outlook
Solar Energy Installation Managers
Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors
Bright Outlook
Solar Thermal Installers & Technicians
Bright Outlook
Spa Managers
Bright Outlook
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Bright Outlook
Surgical Assistants
Tax Examiners & Collectors, & Revenue Agents
Bright Outlook
Tax Preparers
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
Bright Outlook
Tour Guides & Escorts
Traffic Technicians
Transit & Railroad Police
Travel Agents
Travel Guides
Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials
Bright Outlook
Veterinary Technologists & Technicians
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Web Developers
Wholesale & Retail Buyers
 
Job Zone One
Job Zone Two
Job Zone Three
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.

Bright Outlook
Career name
Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians
Architectural Drafters
Bright Outlook
Atmospheric & Space Scientists
Bright Outlook
Biological Technicians
Bright Outlook
Cartographers & Photogrammetrists
Commercial & Industrial Designers
Bright Outlook
Computer & Information Systems Managers
Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer Programmers
Computer Systems Analysts
Bright Outlook
Database Administrators
Bright Outlook
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, & Radio
Emergency Management Directors
Bright Outlook
Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health
Bright Outlook
Environmental Scientists & Specialists, Including Health
Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers
Farm & Ranch Managers
Fish & Game Wardens
Bright Outlook
Forensic Science Technicians
Bright Outlook
Geological Sample Test Technicians
Graphic Designers
Bright Outlook
Health Educators
Human Resources Specialists
Bright Outlook
Industrial Engineers
Industrial Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Information Security Analysts
Interior Designers
Materials Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Mining & Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
Network & Computer Systems Administrators
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Bright Outlook
Producers
Bright Outlook
Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers
Public Relations Specialists
Purchasing Agents
Bright Outlook
Social & Human Service Assistants
Bright Outlook
Software Developers, Applications
Soil & Water Conservationists
Bright Outlook
Training & Development Specialists
Bright Outlook
Accountants
Bright Outlook
Actuaries
Bright Outlook
Adapted Physical Education Specialists
Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors
Advertising & Promotions Managers
Advertising Sales Agents
Aerospace Engineers
Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes
Agricultural Engineers
Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers
Bright Outlook
Appraisers, Real Estate
Aquacultural Managers
Architects
Art Directors
Audio-Visual & Multimedia Collections Specialists
Bright Outlook
Auditors
Automotive Engineers
Biochemical Engineers
Biofuels Production Managers
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers
Bioinformatics Technicians
Biomass Power Plant Managers
Biomedical Engineers
Broadcast News Analysts
Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists & Site Managers
Budget Analysts
Bright Outlook
Business Continuity Planners
Business Intelligence Analysts
Buyers & Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
Chemical Engineers
Chemists
Bright Outlook
Child, Family, & School Social Workers
Choreographers
City & Regional Planning Aides
Bright Outlook
Civil Engineers
Claims Examiners, Property & Casualty Insurance
Bright Outlook
Clinical Data Managers
Bright Outlook
Clinical Research Coordinators
Bright Outlook
Coaches & Scouts
Bright Outlook
Community Health Workers
Compensation & Benefits Managers
Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists
Compliance Managers
Computer Hardware Engineers
Computer Network Architects
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
Bright Outlook
Construction Managers
Copy Writers
Bright Outlook
Cost Estimators
Credit Analysts
Bright Outlook
Credit Counselors
Bright Outlook
Cytogenetic Technologists
Data Warehousing Specialists
Database Architects
Directors, Religious Activities & Education
Document Management Specialists
Editors
Bright Outlook
Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program
Electrical Engineering Technologists
Electrical Engineers
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Electronics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Elementary School Teachers
Bright Outlook
Energy Brokers
Energy Engineers
Environmental Compliance Inspectors
Bright Outlook
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Financial Analysts
Bright Outlook
Financial Examiners
Bright Outlook
Financial Managers, Branch or Department
Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
Bright Outlook
Fitness & Wellness Coordinators
Food Scientists & Technologists
Foresters
Bright Outlook
Fraud Examiners, Investigators & Analysts
Freight & Cargo Inspectors
Bright Outlook
Fundraisers
Bright Outlook
General & Operations Managers
Bright Outlook
Geodetic Surveyors
Geographic Information Systems Technicians
Bright Outlook
Geophysical Data Technicians
Bright Outlook
Geoscientists
Geospatial Information Scientists & Technologists
Human Resources Managers
Industrial Engineering Technologists
Industrial Safety & Health Engineers
Informatics Nurse Specialists
Information Technology Project Managers
Bright Outlook
Insurance Sales Agents
Insurance Underwriters
Intelligence Analysts
Bright Outlook
Interpreters & Translators
Kindergarten Teachers
Labor Relations Specialists
Landscape Architects
Legislators
Bright Outlook
Loan Counselors
Lodging Managers
Logisticians
Logistics Analysts
Logistics Engineers
Logistics Managers
Loss Prevention Managers
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Manufacturing Engineers
Bright Outlook
Marine Architects
Bright Outlook
Marine Engineers
Bright Outlook
Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists
Bright Outlook
Marketing Managers
Mathematical Technicians
Mechatronics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Bright Outlook
Meeting, Convention, & Event Planners
Middle School Teachers
Bright Outlook
Midwives
Multimedia Artists & Animators
Bright Outlook
Museum Technicians & Conservators
Music Directors
Music Therapists
Musicians, Instrumental
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Nuclear Engineers
Bright Outlook
Online Merchants
Park Naturalists
Bright Outlook
Patient Representatives
Bright Outlook
Personal Financial Advisors
Bright Outlook
Petroleum Engineers
Photonics Engineers
Poets, Lyricists & Creative Writers
Bright Outlook
Precision Agriculture Technicians
Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists
Product Safety Engineers
Bright Outlook
Program Directors
Proofreaders & Copy Markers
Bright Outlook
Public Relations & Fundraising Managers
Purchasing Managers
Quality Control Systems Managers
Radio & Television Announcers
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
Range Managers
Real Estate Brokers
Recreation Workers
Recreational Therapists
Regulatory Affairs Managers
Regulatory Affairs Specialists
Bright Outlook
Remote Sensing Technicians
Reporters & Correspondents
Bright Outlook
Risk Management Specialists
Robotics Engineers
Sales Agents, Securities & Commodities
Sales Engineers
Sales Managers
Bright Outlook
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
Search Marketing Strategists
Secondary School Teachers
Securities & Commodities Traders
Bright Outlook
Security Management Specialists
Security Managers
Bright Outlook
Social & Community Service Managers
Social Science Research Assistants
Bright Outlook
Software Developers, Systems Software
Software Quality Assurance Engineers & Testers
Solar Energy Systems Engineers
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Statistical Assistants
Storage & Distribution Managers
Supply Chain Managers
Bright Outlook
Surveyors
Bright Outlook
Sustainability Specialists
Bright Outlook
Talent Directors
Bright Outlook
Technical Directors/Managers
Bright Outlook
Technical Writers
Bright Outlook
Training & Development Managers
Bright Outlook
Transportation Engineers
Transportation Managers
Transportation Planners
Bright Outlook
Tutors
Validation Engineers
Video Game Designers
Bright Outlook
Water Resource Specialists
Water/Wastewater Engineers
Web Administrators
Wind Energy Engineers
Wind Energy Operations Managers
Wind Energy Project Managers
 
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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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Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, & Hearing Officers
Bright Outlook
Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors
Historians
Bright Outlook
Medical & Health Services Managers
Bright Outlook
Orthotists & Prosthetists
Bright Outlook
Set & Exhibit Designers
Soil & Plant Scientists
Bright Outlook
Acupuncturists
Bright Outlook
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Allergists & Immunologists
Bright Outlook
Anesthesiologist Assistants
Bright Outlook
Anesthesiologists
Animal Scientists
Anthropologists
Bright Outlook
Anthropology & Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Arbitrators, Mediators, & Conciliators
Archeologists
Architectural & Engineering Managers
Bright Outlook
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Archivists
Bright Outlook
Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Art Therapists
Bright Outlook
Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Astronomers
Bright Outlook
Athletic Trainers
Bright Outlook
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Audiologists
Bright Outlook
Biochemists & Biophysicists
Bioinformatics Scientists
Bright Outlook
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Biologists
Bright Outlook
Biostatisticians
Bright Outlook
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Chief Executives
Chief Sustainability Officers
Bright Outlook
Chiropractors
Clergy
Bright Outlook
Climate Change Analysts
Bright Outlook
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Bright Outlook
Clinical Psychologists
Bright Outlook
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Computer & Information Research Scientists
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Counseling Psychologists
Bright Outlook
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Curators
Bright Outlook
Cytotechnologists
Bright Outlook
Dentists, General
Bright Outlook
Dermatologists
Bright Outlook
Dietitians & Nutritionists
Bright Outlook
Distance Learning Coordinators
Bright Outlook
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Economists
Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School
Bright Outlook
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Environmental Economists
Environmental Engineers
Bright Outlook
Environmental Restoration Planners
Bright Outlook
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Epidemiologists
Bright Outlook
Exercise Physiologists
Bright Outlook
Family & General Practitioners
Farm & Home Management Advisors
Bright Outlook
Financial Quantitative Analysts
Bright Outlook
Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Forestry & Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Fuel Cell Engineers
Bright Outlook
Genetic Counselors
Geneticists
Geographers
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Bright Outlook
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Healthcare Social Workers
Bright Outlook
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Hospitalists
Bright Outlook
Human Factors Engineers & Ergonomists
Bright Outlook
Hydrologists
Bright Outlook
Industrial Ecologists
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Bright Outlook
Instructional Coordinators
Bright Outlook
Instructional Designers & Technologists
Bright Outlook
Internists, General
Investment Fund Managers
Judges, Magistrate Judges, & Magistrates
Judicial Law Clerks
Bright Outlook
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Lawyers
Librarians
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, & Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
Bright Outlook
Management Analysts
Bright Outlook
Marriage & Family Therapists
Materials Scientists
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Mathematicians
Bright Outlook
Medical Scientists
Bright Outlook
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers
Bright Outlook
Mental Health Counselors
Microbiologists
Microsystems Engineers
Molecular & Cellular Biologists
Nanosystems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Natural Sciences Managers
Bright Outlook
Naturopathic Physicians
Bright Outlook
Neurologists
Bright Outlook
Neuropsychologists & Clinical Neuropsychologists
Bright Outlook
Nuclear Medicine Physicians
Bright Outlook
Nurse Anesthetists
Bright Outlook
Nurse Midwives
Bright Outlook
Nurse Practitioners
Bright Outlook
Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Bright Outlook
Occupational Therapists
Bright Outlook
Operations Research Analysts
Bright Outlook
Ophthalmologists
Bright Outlook
Optometrists
Bright Outlook
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Bright Outlook
Orthodontists
Bright Outlook
Orthoptists
Bright Outlook
Pathologists
Bright Outlook
Pediatricians, General
Pharmacists
Bright Outlook
Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians
Bright Outlook
Physical Therapists
Bright Outlook
Physician Assistants
Bright Outlook
Physicists
Bright Outlook
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Podiatrists
Bright Outlook
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Political Scientists
Bright Outlook
Preventive Medicine Physicians
Bright Outlook
Prosthodontists
Bright Outlook
Psychiatrists
Bright Outlook
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Radiologists
Bright Outlook
Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Rehabilitation Counselors
Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists
Bright Outlook
School Psychologists
Bright Outlook
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
Sociologists
Bright Outlook
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Bright Outlook
Speech-Language Pathologists
Bright Outlook
Sports Medicine Physicians
Bright Outlook
Statisticians
Bright Outlook
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Bright Outlook
Surgeons
Survey Researchers
Bright Outlook
Treasurers & Controllers
Bright Outlook
Urban & Regional Planners
Bright Outlook
Urologists
Bright Outlook
Veterinarians
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists