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Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.
Salary: $79970
Education: Associate's degree
Strong job growth

Civil Engineers

perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
Salary: $93720
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Customs Brokers

prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.
Salary: $76960
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

3 reviews
repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.
Salary: $43740
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Earth Drillers

operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
Salary: $47570
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.
Salary: $44490
Education: No degree required

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.
Salary: $65720
Education: Associate's degree
High job satisfaction

Geophysical Data Technicians

measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.
Salary: $62890
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


Credit Authorizers

authorize credit charges against customers' accounts.
Salary: $40670
Education: Bachelor's degree

Logistics Engineers

design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.
Salary: $78730
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Telephone Operators

provide information by accessing alphabetical, geographical, or other directories. Assist customers with special billing requests, such as charges to a third party and credits or refunds for incorrectly dialed numbers or bad connections. May handle emergency calls and assist children or people with physical disabilities to make telephone calls.
Salary: $39360
Education: No degree required

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
Salary: $54000
Education: Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth


Dispensing Opticians

design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
Salary: $39930
Education: Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Nannies

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care for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation.
Salary: $24610
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Elementary and Secondary School Principals

1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.
Salary: $98750
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction

Research Assistants

The primary responsibility of a Research Assistant is to assist the main researcher. The tasks will vary depending on where they work, but they might log data, check facts, proofread, create presentation slides, carry out experiments, and more.
Salary: $38000


Postal Service Mail Carriers

sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.
Salary: $51780
Education: No degree required

Psychology Professors

teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $88490
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Music Therapists

5 reviews
plan, organize, or direct medically prescribed music therapy activities designed to positively influence patients' psychological or behavioral status.
Salary: $50640
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Police Detectives

conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
Salary: $85020
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Athletic Directors

Athletic Directors oversee all areas of an athletic program from hiring to enforcing policies. An Athletic Director is essentially the manager of the program, working with coaches and stakeholders to achieve more wins and greater recognition for the sponsoring organization or school.
Salary: $60500
Education: Master's degree

Health Environmental Scientists

conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Salary: $77580
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Middle School Teachers

teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Salary: $62030
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Horticultural Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.
Salary: $50790
Education: No degree required


Preschool Teachers

2 reviews
instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Salary: $34410
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Anthropologists

research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.
Salary: $65310
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth

Fallers

use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
Salary: $48520
Education: No degree required

Lab Managers

Lab Managers manage labs. They oversee the management, operations, training, safety, and maintenance responsibilities of the lab.
Salary: $74000
Education: Bachelor's degree


Costume Designers

Costume Designers are primarily responsible for gathering or designing the clothes worn by Actors for film or stage productions. They choose garments and props to help match the style or period of the story and the attitude of the character.
Salary: $40000

Botanists

Botanists are plant experts. They study the evolution and reproduction of plants and the relationships between plants and the environment. Botanists may carry out research in the field, analyze data, or write reports about their research.
Salary: $68800
Education: Bachelor's degree

Chief Executives

12 reviews
determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
Salary: $200140
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction

Logging Equipment Operators

drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush.
Salary: $41840
Education: No degree required


Robotics Technicians

build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
Salary: $60240
Education: Associate's degree
High job satisfaction

Social Work Professors

teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $77520
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Chemical Technicians

conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
Salary: $51670
Education: Associate's degree
Strong job growth

Computer Support Specialists

2 reviews
provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.
Salary: $55050
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


Plating Machine Operators

Plating Machine Operators set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.
Salary: $34830
Education: No degree required

TV Directors

interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.
Salary: $89840
Education: Bachelor's degree

Computer Science Professors

teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $96200
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Art Therapists

plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.
Salary: $50640
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



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