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Career
2020 Jobs
2030 Jobs
Growth
Salary
Education
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 118,800 131,100 10% $79,800 Master's degree or higher
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 91,900 100,700 10% $67,200 Bachelor's degree
Light Truck Drivers 1,035,800 1,136,800 10% $37,100 High school diploma
Human Resources Specialists 674,800 745,100 10% $63,500 Bachelor's degree
Marketing Managers 293,700 323,100 10% $142,200 Bachelor's degree
Bakers 193,400 211,700 10% $29,400 Some high school
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 74,600 81,900 10% $32,200 High school diploma
Sailors and Marine Oilers 26,400 29,200 10% $44,900 Some high school
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 44,100 48,600 10% $78,200 Master's degree or higher
Millwrights 44,200 48,700 10% $57,300 High school diploma
Recreational Therapists 20,800 23,000 10% $47,700 Bachelor's degree
Avionics Technicians 21,200 23,200 10% $67,800 Associate's degree
Motorcycle Mechanics 14,000 15,400 10% $38,000 Some college
Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys 30,700 33,900 10% $36,800 Bachelor's degree
Soil and Plant Scientists 18,800 20,700 10% $66,100 Bachelor's degree
Advertising and Promotions Managers 23,200 25,600 10% $133,500 Bachelor's degree
Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians 16,800 18,300 9% $50,600 Associate's degree
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 19,700 21,500 9% $37,700 High school diploma
Set and Exhibit Designers 29,700 32,400 9% $58,200 Bachelor's degree
Credit Counselors 33,800 36,900 9% $46,200 Bachelor's degree
Agricultural Inspectors 16,600 18,200 9% $46,700 Bachelor's degree
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 27,100 29,700 9% $69,900 Master's degree or higher
Optometrists 43,300 47,200 9% $118,100 Master's degree or higher
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 16,600 18,100 9% $71,600 Master's degree or higher
Wellhead Pumpers 13,600 14,800 9% $60,700 High school diploma
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 16,000 17,400 9% $107,300 Master's degree or higher
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 14,700 16,000 9% $64,600 Some college
Chemical Engineers 26,300 28,700 9% $108,500 Bachelor's degree
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 18,400 20,000 9% $85,800 Master's degree or higher
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 21,300 23,200 9% $53,300 High school diploma
Physicists 17,400 18,900 9% $129,900 Master's degree or higher
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 12,100 13,100 9% $78,800 Master's degree or higher
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 53,200 57,800 9% $50,100 High school diploma
Lodging Managers 48,100 52,200 9% $56,700 High school diploma
Administrative Services Managers 322,000 350,500 9% $98,900 Bachelor's degree
Firefighters 317,200 344,100 9% $52,500 Some college
Lawyers 804,200 875,700 9% $126,900 Master's degree or higher
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 367,200 399,600 9% $27,600 Some high school
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 688,100 751,900 9% $48,800 Some college
Computer User Support Specialists 654,800 712,800 9% $52,700 Some college
Electricians 729,600 795,700 9% $56,900 High school diploma
Childcare Workers 992,400 1,076,600 9% $25,500 High school diploma
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary 1,306,300 1,422,300 9% $28,900 Some college
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,821,700 3,077,500 9% $31,100 Some high school
Registered Nurses 3,080,100 3,356,800 9% $75,300 Bachelor's degree
General and Operations Managers 2,411,900 2,638,200 9% $103,700 Bachelor's degree
Surgical Technologists 109,700 119,200 9% $49,700 Some college
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 103,900 113,100 9% $36,700 High school diploma
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 212,100 230,300 9% $61,900 Associate's degree
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 138,400 150,200 9% $37,500 High school diploma
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists 143,500 156,500 9% $60,800 Master's degree or higher
Writers and Authors 143,200 155,400 9% $67,100 Bachelor's degree
Human Resources Managers 161,700 176,500 9% $121,200 Bachelor's degree
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians 11,900 12,900 9% $68,600 Associate's degree
Transit and Railroad Police 3,800 4,100 9% $72,600 High school diploma
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 5,200 5,600 8% $208,000 Master's degree or higher
Orthodontists 6,400 6,900 8% $208,000 Master's degree or higher
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 10,700 11,600 8% $99,700 Bachelor's degree
Ship Engineers 7,800 8,400 8% $76,000 Some college
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 8,500 9,200 8% $90,900 Master's degree or higher
Log Graders and Scalers 4,000 4,300 8% $36,900 High school diploma
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 6,700 7,200 8% $89,200 Master's degree or higher
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 178,800 192,200 8% $97,500 Master's degree or higher
Database Administrators 168,000 181,200 8% $98,900 Bachelor's degree
Computer Network Support Specialists 189,800 204,000 8% $65,500 Associate's degree
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 143,400 154,200 8% $39,100 High school diploma
Special Education Teachers, Elementary School 188,600 203,400 8% $60,600 Bachelor's degree
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 270,200 291,300 8% $98,500 Master's degree or higher
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140,900 151,800 8% $62,300 Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 87,100 94,400 8% $73,200 Bachelor's degree
Public Safety Telecommunicators 95,400 103,200 8% $43,300 High school diploma
Nursing Assistants 1,396,700 1,512,000 8% $30,900 Some college
Construction Laborers 1,285,200 1,388,300 8% $37,900 Some high school
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,117,800 1,202,800 8% $31,700 Some high school
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,444,100 1,561,100 8% $40,900 High school diploma
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 631,600 680,300 8% $37,600 Some high school
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 998,800 1,077,000 8% $62,900 Bachelor's degree
Counter and Rental Clerks 372,100 401,500 8% $30,900 Some high school
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 418,200 452,400 8% $44,200 High school diploma
Machinists 363,000 391,800 8% $45,800 High school diploma
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 365,700 393,600 8% $49,600 High school diploma
Civil Engineers 309,800 335,100 8% $88,600 Bachelor's degree
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 275,400 296,800 8% $50,200 High school diploma
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 78,500 84,400 8% $61,800 Bachelor's degree
Medical Equipment Preparers 58,700 63,600 8% $38,800 High school diploma
Sales Engineers 63,800 68,800 8% $108,800 Bachelor's degree
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70,000 75,800 8% $65,400 Master's degree or higher
Dentists, General 120,300 130,000 8% $158,900 Master's degree or higher
Legislators 52,200 56,100 8% $33,200 Bachelor's degree
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 58,200 63,000 8% $59,100 Associate's degree
Logging Equipment Operators 30,900 33,500 8% $43,200 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers 70,200 76,000 8% $78,900 Some college
Agricultural Technicians 26,600 28,700 8% $42,000 Associate's degree
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 27,300 29,600 8% $36,600 High school diploma
Aerospace Engineers 61,400 66,500 8% $118,600 Bachelor's degree
Statistical Assistants 10,400 11,300 8% $50,400 Bachelor's degree
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 15,900 17,100 8% $75,600 Master's degree or higher
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 18,300 19,700 8% $79,600 Associate's degree
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17,300 18,600 8% $51,600 Associate's degree
Materials Engineers 25,100 27,200 8% $95,600 Bachelor's degree
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 16,500 17,800 8% $90,400 Master's degree or higher

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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