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Career
2020 Jobs
2030 Jobs
Growth
Salary
Education
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 133,900 156,600 17% $91,500 Master's degree or higher
Social and Human Service Assistants 417,600 487,100 17% $36,000 High school diploma
Financial Managers 681,700 799,900 17% $134,200 Bachelor's degree
Tutors 385,000 445,200 16% $40,600 Bachelor's degree
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 221,000 257,300 16% $25,500 High school diploma
Special Effects Artists and Animators 62,400 72,300 16% $77,700 Bachelor's degree
Marriage and Family Therapists 73,200 85,100 16% $51,300 Master's degree or higher
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 73,400 85,500 16% $50,900 High school diploma
Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators 8,700 10,100 16% $35,300 High school diploma
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 14,200 16,500 16% $27,900 High school diploma
Forensic Science Technicians 17,200 19,800 16% $60,600 Bachelor's degree
Audiologists 13,700 15,800 16% $81,000 Master's degree or higher
Motorboat Operators 2,600 3,000 15% $55,900 Some college
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 46,300 53,300 15% $35,400 High school diploma
Food Service Managers 309,800 355,900 15% $56,600 High school diploma
Fast Food and Counter Workers 3,455,500 3,973,000 15% $23,900 Some high school
Security Guards 1,059,000 1,213,200 15% $31,100 High school diploma
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 124,000 142,500 15% $48,700 Master's degree or higher
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 114,400 131,500 15% $36,300 Associate's degree
Social and Community Service Managers 174,200 200,700 15% $69,600 Bachelor's degree
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 107,200 122,500 14% $29,900 High school diploma
Parking Attendants 123,800 141,300 14% $27,100 Some high school
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 74,700 85,000 14% $161,000 Bachelor's degree
Management Analysts 907,600 1,032,000 14% $87,700 Bachelor's degree
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 251,300 286,000 14% $25,900 Some high school
Industrial Engineers 292,000 332,000 14% $89,000 Bachelor's degree
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 60,900 69,600 14% $37,900 Some college
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30,400 34,800 14% $41,100 High school diploma
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 29,900 33,900 14% $77,100 Some college
Medical Appliance Technicians 14,600 16,700 14% $41,800 High school diploma
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 21,700 24,600 13% $43,300 High school diploma
Nurse Anesthetists 44,200 49,800 13% $183,600 Master's degree or higher
Economists 18,600 21,000 13% $108,400 Master's degree or higher
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 11,100 12,500 13% $48,100 High school diploma
Exercise Physiologists 18,000 20,400 13% $50,300 Bachelor's degree
Private Detectives and Investigators 33,700 38,100 13% $53,300 High school diploma
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 46,300 52,100 13% $103,600 Master's degree or higher
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60,500 68,200 13% $85,600 Master's degree or higher
Psychiatric Technicians 91,600 103,300 13% $35,000 Some college
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 335,300 377,400 13% $48,400 Bachelor's degree
Public Relations Managers 89,000 100,300 13% $118,400 Bachelor's degree
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 101,600 114,700 13% $39,400 High school diploma
Agricultural Equipment Operators 65,000 73,400 13% $32,800 Some high school
Healthcare Social Workers 184,900 209,300 13% $57,600 Master's degree or higher
Crossing Guards and Flaggers 85,500 97,000 13% $30,800 Some high school
Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers 199,400 224,900 13% $77,200 Bachelor's degree
Craft Artists 9,600 10,900 13% $35,200 Some high school
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 152,100 169,900 12% $55,400 High school diploma
Residential Advisors 108,200 121,600 12% $31,200 High school diploma
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140,500 157,200 12% $39,100 Some high school
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 130,100 145,400 12% $66,400 Some college
Construction Managers 448,000 499,400 12% $97,200 Bachelor's degree
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 345,600 387,000 12% $52,900 Associate's degree
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 175,500 196,100 12% $25,500 Some high school
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 322,000 359,000 12% $58,100 Master's degree or higher
Health Education Specialists 61,100 68,700 12% $56,500 Bachelor's degree
Dental Laboratory Technicians 33,100 37,200 12% $42,100 High school diploma
Technical Writers 52,300 58,300 12% $74,700 Bachelor's degree
Tile and Stone Setters 54,100 60,300 12% $44,200 Some high school
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 20,800 23,400 12% $61,400 Bachelor's degree
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 23,700 26,600 12% $45,500 Some high school
Mechanical Door Repairers 22,800 25,500 12% $43,200 High school diploma
Riggers 21,300 23,900 12% $50,900 High school diploma
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 29,000 32,200 11% $76,200 Master's degree or higher
Broadcast Technicians 28,400 31,600 11% $43,600 Associate's degree
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 16,100 17,900 11% $63,600 Master's degree or higher
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 18,900 21,000 11% $116,400 Master's degree or higher
Chiropractors 51,400 57,000 11% $70,700 Master's degree or higher
Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare 60,800 67,700 11% $49,200 Bachelor's degree
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 47,600 52,900 11% $43,900 High school diploma
Commercial Pilots 39,200 43,600 11% $93,300 High school diploma
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 34,200 37,800 11% $46,900 Associate's degree
Training and Development Managers 42,100 46,600 11% $115,600 Bachelor's degree
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 27,500 30,600 11% $34,400 High school diploma
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 65,600 72,600 11% $50,100 High school diploma
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 59,100 65,400 11% $36,700 High school diploma
Dietitians and Nutritionists 73,000 80,800 11% $63,100 Bachelor's degree
Training and Development Specialists 328,700 364,200 11% $62,700 Bachelor's degree
Public Relations Specialists 272,300 303,400 11% $62,800 Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers 482,000 534,600 11% $151,200 Bachelor's degree
Dental Assistants 330,200 367,000 11% $41,200 Some college
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 611,200 676,100 11% $37,400 High school diploma
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,212,800 1,350,300 11% $26,200 Some high school
Art Directors 98,500 109,400 11% $97,300 Bachelor's degree
Musicians and Singers 157,300 174,800 11% $0 Some high school
Emergency Medical Technicians 261,300 289,900 11% $36,700 Some college
Dental Hygienists 206,100 229,200 11% $77,100 Associate's degree
Animal Control Workers 11,800 13,000 11% $38,400 High school diploma
Archivists 8,100 9,000 11% $56,800 Master's degree or higher
Models 2,700 3,000 11% $31,900 Some high school
Nurse Midwives 7,300 8,200 11% $111,100 Master's degree or higher
Hearing Aid Specialists 8,000 8,900 11% $52,600 High school diploma
Animal Scientists 3,500 3,900 10% $63,500 Bachelor's degree
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 6,900 7,600 10% $66,100 Bachelor's degree
Cooks, Short Order 124,500 136,400 10% $26,600 Some high school
Instructional Coordinators 190,400 208,900 10% $67,000 Master's degree or higher
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 109,300 120,300 10% $69,700 Master's degree or higher
Rehabilitation Counselors 104,500 115,400 10% $37,500 Master's degree or higher
Cargo and Freight Agents 95,600 105,100 10% $43,800 High school diploma
Pest Control Workers 86,800 95,000 10% $37,800 High school diploma
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 118,800 131,100 10% $79,800 Master's degree or higher

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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