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About Us ...
Connecticut Career Resource Network (CCRN) is a program administered by the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL). CCRN is dedicated to supplying career information to educators, counselors, and job seekers.
In joint collaboration, Connecticut's Department of Labor and Department of Education are proud to publish:

CONNECTICUT CAREER PATHS
2007-09
CCRN PROGRAM MANAGER

CCRN PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Roger Therrien

Carol Bridges

For further information, contact: Connecticut Career Resource Network Connecticut Department of Labor 200 Folly Brook Boulevard Wethersfield, CT 06109 (860) 263-6258 carolyn.bridges@ct.gov cynthia.delisa@ct.gov

Cynthia DeLisa

EDITOR

CONNECTICUT CAREER PATHS is also available online at www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi

It is the policy of the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Department of Labor that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, mental retardation or past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability.

A Message from the Commissioners

Dear Reader: Welcome to the Connecticut Career Paths, your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication was created to inform you about various occupations and the world of work, and to help you make more informed career decisions and develop a plan to reach your goals. Your adventure has begun, so make the most of it! Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions we make in life. Connecticut offers a wide array of opportunities for students exploring career options and for those who are either beginning their careers or thinking of making a change. Awareness of the jobs that are in demand is critical in today's world. Taking time to research career options can go a long way toward ensuring a satisfying future. Check out the new and improved Career Table on pages 14 - 42. The occupations have been reorganized to reflect the 16 national career clusters adopted by the Connecticut State Department of Education under its Career Pathways Initiative (see pages 11-12). Career Pathways offers all students opportunities to connect their classroom learning to possible careers, preparing them to make more informed decisions regarding secondary academic and elective course enrollment, postsecondary plans and careers. Connecticut Career Paths provides much of the information to help them make these decisions. For each of the occupations included in the Career Table, information is provided on the projected job openings for the near future, education and training requirements, and the earning potential for your chosen field. This revised edition of Connecticut Career Paths includes information on the knowledge base and fundamental skills that employers often look for in job candidates. In addition, each occupation has been assigned to one of five growth ranks, from "growing much faster than average" to "growing much slower than average" based on its ten-year (2004-14) growth rate. See page 13 for more information on the Career Table. The Connecticut Department of Labor and the State Department of Education are ready and willing to help, support and guide you through this important phase of your career planning. In today’s fastmoving global economy, the more you keep your skills and education up-to-date, the better your chances are for a successful and profitable future. We hope this publication will assist you in achieving your goals. We wish you well as you begin the journey to your future, and we are certain that the Connecticut Career Paths will provide you with valuable insight to help plan a road map to your most rewarding career. Very Best Regards,

Connecticut Department of Labor

Patricia H. Mayfield, Commissioner

Connecticut Department of Education

Mark K. McQuillan, Commissioner

table of contents
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online resources
Surf the Web

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articles
Which Direction Should I Take? Career Fairs... Learn How to Succeed! Creating a Personal Career Map

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Connecticut resources
Education and Employment Information Center Board of Education and Services for the Blind Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Department of Administrative Services Department of Labor - Job & Career ConneCTion, Career Express, Labor Market Information and CT Job Central Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Workers’ Compensation Commission Department of Education - Adult Education CT Technical High School System

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Connecticut career pathways initiative
Connecticut Career Clusters - definitions Career Pathways - Wheel

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CAREER TABLE
Career Table Introduction and Definitions Occupation - Job Description Job Outlook 2004-2014: number employed, annual openings, & growth rank Hourly & Annual Wages Education & Training Routes & Site Codes Basic Skills Requirements Education & Training Site Code Directory

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more articles
How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions It's All About Education

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Connecticut Army National Guard

surftheweb
America’s Career InfoNet www.acinet.org
Wages, employment trends, and career exploration including career videos.

Christian Career Center www.christiancareercenter.com

Strategies for successful job hunting, frequently asked interview questions, résumé & cover letter tips.

Job Search Made Simple www.simplyhired.com

Explore careers, browse specific jobs and learn about working conditions, job forecast, and related professions. Great site for students, parents and teachers!

Career Browser www.collegeboard.com

College Students www.jobweb.com

Looking for a job shouldn't be a full-time job! That's why we built the biggest, smartest job search engine on the web. We search thousands of job sites and companies, just so you don't have to.

Career information and tips for college students and recent graduates.

Jobs Online www.jobsonline.com

Career Guidance www.guidetoyourcareer.com

Employment & Training Administration (ETA) www.doleta.gov/jobseekers

Gathers job postings from all over the Internet and lists them for free!

Alan Bernstein, author of Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to Your Career,’ provides an online guide to help job seekers decipher their creative potential and find out more about who they are, what they want to do, and how to navigate themselves toward satisfying work.

Career exploration, job hunting resources, and links to providers and services.

Mechanical/Trade Jobs www.HVACjob.com www.ELECTRICjob.com www.PLUMBjob.com

Your job search will be more personalized, efficient and convenient than ever.

Hot Jobs www.hotjobs.com

Full service nationwide job bank site for HVAC, electrical, plumbing and piping companies and industries.

Military Careers www.militarycareers.com

CAREER-Magic www.career-magic.com

Focused career coaching, awardwinning résumés & cover letters, smart job search techniques, interview preparation and salary negotiation coaching.

ITT Technical Institutes www.ITT-tech.edu

Get prepared for a high-tech career at the ITT Technical Institutes.

Online resource for the those seeking information on jobs in the military.

JobBank USA www.jobbankusa.com

Monster Jobs www.monster.com

Career Planning www.careerplanner.com

Career counseling services for students and career changers. Tips and advice for teachers and counselors.

Links to industry and professional associations, employment services and job search resources.

One of the top job search and career exploration sites on the Web! Offers interactive career management tools for job seekers.

Job Hunter’s Bible www.jobhuntersbible.com

Career Pro News www.careerpronews.com

One of the Internet’s premier career exploration and job placement sites.

Articles about the world of work, news briefs covering careers and hiring trends, plus relevant conference listings and more.

Job Hunting www.job-hunt.org

Provides information on colleges, careers, military service, scholarships, financial aid, and money management designed specifically for young adults.

My Future www.myfuture.com

Comprehensive listing of job and career resources and services on the Internet.

National Guard www.1800goguard.com

Careers on the Web www.careers.org

An online directory of over 10,000 links to jobs, career services, job outlook by occupation and more. Make sure to check out the site’s Career Assessment Center.

Job Monkey www.jobmonkey.com

Describes benefits and responsibilities of joining the U.S. Army National Guard.

Odd jobs to some, adventurous dream jobs to others.

Older Workforce www.aarp.org

Click on the 'money' then 'work' links from the AARP home page to find articles, programs and online community chat groups geared for folks age 50 and older.

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surftheweb
O*NET Online online.onetcenter.org

connecticutresources
CT State Department of Education www.sde.ct.gov/sde
Information on programs & services available through the Department of Education

Detailed information on occupations, including a search that finds occupations requiring the skills you already have.

CT Labor Market Information www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi

Peterson’s Guide www.petersons.com

Education resource guide.

CT Army National Guard www.ct.ngb.army.mil

Project Career www.projectcareer.com

Information on programs and jobs with the CT Army National Guard.

Connecticut's premier online site for information and statistics on the State's economy, workforce, occupations and careers. This site provides links to articles on career exploration and career decisionmaking; and job search resources that include résumé writing tips, interviewing techniques and links to current job listings.

This is a content-rich informational site whose purpose is to provide users with career advice and guidance along with relevant opportunities. Their goal is to match the users to the right careers. Project Career reaches career-minded students, people in professional and technical occupations, as well adults with a lifelong interest in continuing education and career advancement.

CT Dep't of Higher Education www.ctdhe.org

Information on private occupational schools, colleges, universities, etc.

CT Mentor www.ctmentor.org

CT Department of Labor (DOL) www.ctdol.state.ct.us

Online resource to help students and parents select a college, finance college, and even apply for college online!

Includes information on career workshops, upcoming job fairs, Career Express, apprenticeship and training programs. Be sure to view or download any of DOL’s resourceful publications.

CT Regional Education Applicant & Placement Program (CTREAP) www.ctreap.net
Jobs in public education.

Quintessential Careers www.quintcareers.com

Offers self-assessment tools to help you locate the right college, career or job.

CT Distance Learning Consortium www.ctdlc.org
Information on Connecticut schools that offer courses online.

The official website(s) for State of CT and Federal Government employment openings.

Government Jobs www.das.state.ct.us (CT jobs) www.usajobs.opm.gov (U.S. jobs)

Riley Guide www.rileyguide.com

CT Job & Career ConneCTion www.ctjobandcareer.org

Links to a ton of websites offering career counseling, job search strategies and career advice.

Career exploration, job openings, job search resources and tools, links to potential employers and local services.

Affiliated with CareerBuilder.com. Go to the ‘Jobs’ link on the site’s home page to search jobs in CT and the U.S.

The Hartford Courant www.courant.com

Seasonal and Part-Time Work www.gotajob.com

Job search site for those seeking part-time or seasonal work.

CT Job Central www.jobcentral.org/ct

The Wall Street Journal www.careerjournal.com www.collegejournal.com

Connecticut's New Job Bank! This online resource is dedicated to the State's employers and workforce. CT Job Central provides assistance to job seekers in their efforts of finding meaningful and high paying jobs, while also acting as an employment hiring resource for companies in Connecticut looking for qualified employees. You can search for jobs by location or skill sets, as well as get résumé help, information on college loans and payment methods, links to careers in the military, and job search tools designed exclusively for veterans.

You Belong in Connecticut www.youbelonginct.com

Information and links related to working and learning in CT.

Updated daily, these sites offer a wealth of information and interactive tools for effective job hunting, college searches, career exploration and management.

Youth Employment www.ctdol.state.ct.us/youth/ main.htm

Provides self-assessment, college & career exploration, résumé writing tips, and interviewing techniques designed for young adults entering the world of work. don’t have a computer?
visit your local library or CTWorks office

University & College Jobs www.higheredjobs.com
Jobs in higher education.

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direction should I take

High school may very well be one of the busiest times in your life. Whether it’s sports or music practice, student government or homework, life can pull you in a lot of different directions. Who has time to think about what to do next after high school? What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Talk about overwhelming! As you get started, remember what you decide now will probably be just a starting point. It’s estimated that most people switch careers six to eight times over their lifetimes. So don’t sweat it; think of your future as the ‘Big Picture.’ You don’t have to be 100% sure about what you want to be doing 20 years down the road. The most important step in choosing a potential career path, is doing what feels right for you! Remember, the path that other people take may not lead YOU in the right direction. Whether you decide to get a job right after high school or attend a four-year college, set a goal and then figure out what you need to do to get there. If you love to cook and want to be a chef or open your own restaurant, you know you’re going to need a college degree. If you love helping people or enjoy working on cars and want to work in health care or be an auto mechanic, there are several ways to get training. Take the first step, start early, and believe in yourself. Check out this list of things that you can do now to start thinking about potential career goals.
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Get some advice. Make a list of four people you know (friends, teachers, counselors, or relatives) who can help you make a career decision. Then talk to them! You might be surprised at the insight you gain just from discussing your options with other people. Do some homework. Finally an assignment that you won’t be graded on, here are some suggestions to get you started: Use this book to compare different careers. Visit a career counselor or your local CTWorks Career Center (see page 8 for locations and phone numbers). Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This book contains detailed information on hundreds of occupations nationwide. To access this book online go to http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm Use the Internet! Start with the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Job & Career Connection www.ctjobandcareer.org and check out some other great online resources listed on pages 1-2 of this book. Narrow it down... After doing some homework, start narrowing down potential career options. Make a list of five different occupations that pique your interest. Get the facts. The facts are there, use them! Look at the Career Table in this book for education and training, job outlook, and wage information for the five occupations on your list. Then, talk to employers in your field of interest. What expectations do they have of their employees? What qualities do they look for? Pros and Cons... Make a list of all the advantages and disadvantages of each occupation on your list. Learn by doing! To get a handle on the skills you’ll need in your chosen career field(s), get out there and start working. Apply for an internship, volunteer, or find a paying part-time or temp job where you can really learn what it’s like to work in the job.

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CareerFairs CareerFairs
Purpose of Career Fairs

learn how to

succeed

Career fairs are designed to provide job seekers a way to explore career opportunities within a variety of companies at one location. Job seekers should take advantage of these fairs to be better informed about the job market. Career fairs must be a part of your overall job search process. It’s a great way to learn about job At each Connecticut Career Fair, attendees openings, research companies and practice your have the chance to meet with prospective interviewing and networking skills.

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by Nathan Newberger

How Best To Prepare

It's important to make the most of your time at career fairs. There will be many employers and even more job seekers vying for attention so it's critical that you prepare in advance of setting foot into the career fair. Here are 5 tips that can help you be well prepared:

employers, and take advantage of the following services:

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Nationally certified résumé writers for critiquing Online access to CT Job Central Information on educational and job training programs, employment & unemployment services Veterans Services Representatives

#1 - Prioritize - Find out what companies are going
to be attending prior to the day of the career fair and identify and prioritize the top companies that you definitely want to visit.

upcoming events go to: www.ctjobfairs.com

For more information on Connecticut Career Fairs and to see the complete schedule of

#2 - Research - Spend a little time researching

these companies; the more you know the better. Use the Internet, library, etc. Employers love talking to candidates who are familiar with their company and business. It also makes you look smart. Candidates who are knowledgeable about a company come across as intelligent and interested.

#3 - Your Résumé - Create and/or refine your résumé and bring MANY clean, crisp copies to hand out. #4 - Approach - Create a one-minute introduction that summarizes your skills, goals, experience, etc. Practice this until you are comfortable using this as your opening. The career fair will present many mini interviews and you need to be prepared for this. Anticipate interview questions and practice your responses. #5 - Appearance - Dress professionally! Don’t wear shorts and sandals. Use good judgement in what you Follow These Strategies During the Career Fair:
• wear and project professionalism. Bring a nice folder to carry your résumés, notepad, and pen for taking notes. Relax and plan on spending time at the fair. Career fairs are not that frequent so plan your time well. Try to avoid standing in long lines. Go early if possible because the first hour is usually the slowest.

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Always request business cards or at least get an email address so that you can follow-up and pursue leads. When you get to actually talk to a company representative – remember to shake hands firmly and introduce yourself. This is your chance to make the best first impression. Be mentally prepared with a list of questions to keep the conversation flowing. Ask about the company, the industry, what job opportunities exist, etc. Always try to relate your skills and experience to the company or jobs that may be open at the company.

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Network! Talk to both employers and other job candidates.
Conduct yourself with a professional manner at all times. Employers are watching at all times. So when you are walking around or waiting in line, always maintain professionalism.

Career Fair Follow-Up

It's important to keep yourself fresh in the mind of the employers. To do this, you must send follow-up or thank you letters within two days. Always refer to the date and location of the job fair. Try and highlight any part of the conversation that stood out to make it easy for them to remember you. Always include a copy of your résumé, and don’t forget to follow-up with a phone call. Also it's important to re-group after a career fair and evaluate your experience. Try and understand what you did right and what can be improved upon, as this will help you be more productive at the next fair. Most importantly, just have a very positive attitude. Always leave with a smile and thank each person you speak to for his/her time. Remember, you have something to sell and employers are there to shop around, and vice versa.

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Creating aPersonal Career Map
by Nathan Newberger Whether you are unemployed or have an unfulfilling job, you probably suffer from an ailment that plagues many people: career disorientation. You are not where you want to be professionally. Somewhere along the road to professional happiness you veered off course and lost your way. If you are driving and become lost, a map is a handy tool to help get back on course. A career map is just as useful in curing career disorientation. 1. FINDING THE BIG PICTURE To create a career map, you must be able to take a step back and examine your position. More often than not, you may need to take many steps before the big picture becomes visible. The whole purpose of a career map is to create a path to your end goal. Being able to envision the entire path is crucial. As you step back to examine your situation, ask yourself these questions: How far into the future do you want to plan? One year? Five years? Ten years? What job characteristics are most important to you? Location? Salary? Room for promotion? Is there flexibility for unexpected detours? You never know when a spouse will find a job in another city or when a new boss will make your current job unbearable.

Once you know the path you want to take, it is much easier to get where you want to go.

2. DO SOME RESEARCH Planning should not be a stationary act. A vital part of effective career mapping is gathering information. After all, you cannot fully prepare for a journey unless you have a detailed understanding of the places you want to go. Determining the path you want to take for the next few years requires a lot of legwork. You must identify the specific actions you need to take on the road to success and fulfillment. There are numerous methods to obtain all the information necessary for creating a sound career map. Some of the most popular choices include: Reading trade magazines and professional industry analysis. Interviewing industry experts. Finding a mentor that is already successful in the job you hope/aspire to be in one day. 3. START MARKETING YOURSELF As you examine your path to success, you must determine how to get yourself on that path. This means you need to be in contact with the companies and/or industries you see in your future. As you already know, landing the job you want is not an easy task. That is why marketing is an essential part of career mapping. Above all else, a selfmarketing strategy for career mapping should address these three issues: Market Identification: Just like a business must decide on the customers to whom it will sell its product, you must decide on the companies and industries to which you will sell yourself. Be specific, having only a general idea will leave you unfocused. Make a list of specifics so you can properly allocate your time and effort. Strength/Weakness Identification: When a business sells its product, it does not just tell you the product’s name. Advertisements emphasize the advantages of a product. You need to emphasize your strengths and downplay your weaknesses as you market yourself. Have your closest friends and colleagues help you compile a list of your positive and negative characteristics. Mission Statement: It may seem trivial to actually develop a mission statement for yourself, but it performs a very valuable function. Creating a mission statement requires you to concisely explain your goals. In doing this, you remove frivolous details and better focus yourself. 4. PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED Often times, as a person develops their career map, he or she realizes that they are far off course. This is perfectly normal, but it also means that getting on the right road will require a change of direction. What the future holds is always a mystery. Drastically changing your life can only complicate things. A very important concern to have is your financial stability. A career map is only valuable when it is realistic, so it should address any of your financial concerns. As you plan for the future, ensure you have a financial plan to tackle the worst-case scenario. With each step along the way, your career map should answer the question “Can I afford to continue on?” And the answer must be yes. Planning before you act allows you to make focused moves. Once you’ve plotted your course, you must act without hesitation. Don’t forget to check your career map regularly to ensure you have not veered off course. Make forecasts and continue to plan. When the job market is rough, the people that do well are those that have a strong idea of where they are trying to go. Remember, driving is a lot easier when you keep your eyes on the road. Happy planning! http://www.worktree.com/newsletter/creating-a-personal-career-map.html ConnecticutCareer Paths 2007-09

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state governmentresources
Board of Governors for Higher Education Department of Higher Education Education & Employment Information Center Information Hotline (800) 842-0229 or (860) 947-1810 Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB)
The mission of the BESB is to provide quality educational and rehabilitative services to all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired at no cost to their clients or their families. BESB is responsible for the confidential registry of people who are blind in Connecticut and provides, within available resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired. BESB assists their clients in acquiring the skills and support services necessary to be independent. To request services or find out more information, contact BESB at: 860-602-4000 (voice); 860-602-4221 (TDD) email: besb@ct.gov website: www.ct.gov/besb

www.ctdhe.org/eeic

The Education & Employment Information Center (EEIC)
EEIC is a statewide referral service of the CT Department of Higher Education. We are a central source of free information for anyone who has questions about college, careers and job training. The EEIC hotline operates from 9am - 4pm every weekday except holidays. A trained information specialist can tell you about educational offerings at all levels including college, adult, continuing education and job training programs. They also provide career information, such as job descriptions and services designed to help you find a job. The EEIC is dedicated to assisting adults looking for retraining or new careers; teens making college or career decisions; unemployed or dislocated workers exploring job options; adults who have not completed high school; homemakers looking to return to college or the job market; professionals making mid-life career changes; senior citizens wishing to enrich their lives with new knowledge; and employers seeking training programs or recent college graduates. Visit the EEIC website to browse their many publications and useful Internet links such as: college/university courses, costs & schedules private occupational & vocational schools adult & community education programs high school equivalency programs student financial aid & veteran benefits

Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
The Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (CDHI) provides counseling and assistance to deaf and hard of hearing persons regarding many types of job related concerns that include: locating and developing job opportunities; referral to available services such as sign language interpreters, job coaches, and vocational assistance. Services are also available to employers regarding workplace accommodations, sensitivity and awareness training, and resolving employment issues related to deafness. To request services or find out more information, contact CDHI at: TTY/voice: 800-708-6796 or 860-231-8756 email: cdhi@ct.gov website: www.ct.gov/cdhi

Department of Administrative Services (DAS)
BE A STATE OF CONNECTICUT EMPLOYEE! The Benefits and Opportunities are Endless! Being a State employee not only gives you the opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life, but also to advance in your own life. Some of the benefits include: opportunities for promotion; accrued vacation/sick time; personal leave; health/dental/life insurance; tuition reimbursement; disability insurance; retirement plan; deferred compensation, and more! State job postings are available on the DAS website: Click the “State Employment” hyperlink in the left margin. Then select “State Job Postings” ConnecticutCareer Paths 2007-09

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state of connecticutdepartment of labor
The Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion website is intended for use by students, teachers, counselors, job seekers, job developers, and others in need of information on jobs & careers. The website offers several search options to explore the world of work in Connecticut such as:

• Find an occupation - that is a good match for your personality
and the skills you possess.

• Learn about an occupation - job descriptions, educational
and license requirements, wages and employment outlook. you the skills necessary to begin a career in your chosen occupation.

• Search for education & training - programs that will give

• Search for jobs & employers - within your chosen occupation. • Job seeker resources - including guides and tips to help you
land the job, as well as information on how to prosper in your chosen profession.

Don’t have a computer?
Visit your local CT Department of Labor office or library and go online to:

www.ctjobandcareer.org

“The Wheels That Work” bringing workforce opportunities to Connecticut communities
The Connecticut Department of Labor CAREER EXPRESS provides employers, job seekers, and persons needing career assistance free services that include:

aboard the CAREER EXPRESS you’ll find:

employee recruitment, assessments & training job search and training opportunities résumé writing assistance career exploration and counseling veterans’ and youth services Internet and computer training

state-of-the-art telecommunications high-speed Internet access computer workstations hydraulic lift for persons w/disabilities

For a full schedule of events and details about vehicle rental, call 1-888-CTWorks or go online to: www.ct.gov/dol
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our business is jobs!
The Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to assisting Connecticut’s workers and employers to be competitive in the global economy. If you’re in the process of a job search or a career change, many of our programs and services are provided through the 14 One-Stop employment and training centers located across the State.

CT Job Central www.jobcentral.org/ct
CT Job Central provides assistance to job seekers in their efforts to find meaningful and high paying jobs, while also acting as an employment hiring resource for companies in Connecticut looking for qualified employees. You can search for jobs by location or skill sets, as well as get résumé help, information on college loans and payment methods, links to careers in the military, and job search tools designed exclusively for veterans.

no-cost services include:
job search & interview assistance computer, copier, fax access career counseling career fairs & workshops apprenticeship programs job openings unemployment insurance benefits

Labor Market Information www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi
Labor Market Information (LMI) is any information that describes a labor area in terms of its jobs, workers, wages, industries, employers or economic conditions. The Office of Research is Connecticut's leading producer of information and statistics on the State's economy, workforce, occupations, and careers. The Office prepares a variety of print and electronic resources for assessing Connecticut's needs for skilled workers, for assisting in economic development initiatives, for aiding in the program planning of education & training providers, and for guiding the career choices of job seekers and students. Labor Market Information is generated from surveys and various databases maintained within the Office of Research. Some of the LMI data collections include:

www.ct.gov/dol
Explore the DOL website, call us toll-free at 1-888-CTWORKS, or visit any of our local DOL offices:
Bridgeport 2 Lafayette Sq (203) 455-2700 Danbury 152 West St (203) 731-2929 Danielson 95 Westcott Rd (860) 779-5850 Enfield 620 Enfield St (860) 741-4295 Hamden 37 Marne St (203) 859-3200 Hartford 3580 Main St (860) 256-3700 Meriden 85 West Main St (203) 238-6148 Middletown 645 S. Main St (860) 754-5000 New Britain 260 Lafayette St (860) 827-6200 New London Shaws Cove Six (860) 439-7400 Norwich 113 Salem Tpke (860) 859-5600 Torrington 486 Winsted Rd (860) 626-6220 Waterbury 249 Thomaston Ave (203) 437-3380 Willimantic 1320 Main St (860) 465-2120

commuting patterns; cost of living; demographic statistics; economic conditions and trends; employer data by industry and size class; hours and earnings data by industry; industrial/occupational employment and projections; labor force statistics; occupational data by gender/race and occupational wage rates Attention: Job Seekers, Students, Career Counselors, Teachers, Connecticut Career Posters offer colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of job journeys in each of Connecticut's 16 career clusters. Each poster includes information on some of Connecticut's in-demand occupations within each career cluster, grouped by level of education or training required and average annual wage. To view them online go to:
Education/Training Administrators, and Workforce Professionals.

www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/careerposters.asp

Check us out online to find out more about our many services and products!
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connecticutbureau of rehabilitation services (BRS)
“Creating opportunities that allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their full potential for competitive employment and independence.”
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program - assists individuals with significant physical and mental disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. For further information on the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, call 1-800-537-2549. Disability Determination Services - the Bureau’s Disability Determination Services (DDS) unit is responsible for deciding eligibility for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) programs. These programs provide cash benefits to individuals who are unable to maintain employment due to the severity of their disabilities. For more information contact the DDS office at 1-800-842-8320. Connecticut Tech Act Project - the primary purpose of this project is to make assistive technology (AT) more accessible to persons with disabilities living in Connecticut. Assistive technology is any device which helps an individual with a disability to maintain or improve their independent functioning. Connect To Work Project - BRS has established a ‘Connect To Work’ Center that coordinates information on the programs and services an individual might encounter in their efforts to enter and retain competitive employment. For more information about the Connect To Work Project, call 800-773-4636, or email them at connecttowork.dss@ po.state.ct.us Independent Living Program - BRS’ Independent Living (IL) program provides comprehensive independent living services, through contracts with Connecticut’s five community-based independent living centers. The guiding principle of independent living is the integration of the person with a disability to the fullest degree possible into the community of choice. Medicaid for the Employed Disabled Program - This BRS program allows persons with disabilities to be employed without risking eligibility for needed medical services through the Medicaid program. The program also allows certain individuals to keep other services they must have in order to remain employed.

For general information and assistance regarding any of BRS’ programs and services contact them at: 1-800-537-2549 (voice only) (860) 424-4844 (voice); (860) 424-4839 (TDD/TTY) www.brs.state.ct.us e-mail: evelyn.knight@ct.gov

connecticutworkers’ compensation commission
Vocational Rehabilitation Services provided by the Workers’ Compensation Commission
Workers’ Rehabilitation Services (WRS) WRS is dedicated to helping workers who have been injured on their job return to gainful employment by providing quality vocational counseling services. Such services focus on enabling the injured workers to envision their future in a new career. Most workers in Connecticut are protected by workers’ compensation insurance through the Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides for vocational rehabilitation. The Commission’s Rehabilitation Services program is dedicated to help the injured worker return to work in a position that is physically suitable. Prompt and wellplanned vocational rehabilitation may help prevent future injuries. Are You Eligible? If you have an accepted workers’ compensation claim and your injury (or occupational disease) has resulted in permanent restrictions and/or limitations which do not allow you to return to your regular job, you may be eligible for rehabilitation services. You may apply for rehabilitation services as soon as your physician feels you may not be able to return to your regular work. The best outcome for a work related injury is a successful return to work as quickly as possible.

JOBS that WORK - for Employees

For more information about Workers’ Rehabilitation Services, contact the Commission at (860) 493-1500 or online at www.wcc.state.ct.us
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state of connecticutdepartment of education
ADULT EDUCATION - Experience the Power of Lifelong Learning
Adult Education programs are free to Connecticut residents aged 16 and older who are no longer enrolled in a public school. Instructional programs include: Adult Basic Education (ABE) - Instruction is designed for adults who are unable to read, write and compute sufficiently well to meet the requirements of adult life and for adults who lack mastery of basic educational skills that will enable them to function effectively in society. Persons completing ABE are prepared for secondary-level instruction. English as a Second Language (ESL) - Instruction is designed for adults who have a limited proficiency in the English language or whose native language is not English. Instructional emphasis is on listening and speaking. Americanization/Citizenship - Instruction is designed for foreign-born adults who wish to become U.S. citizens. Persons completing this program are prepared to pursue citizenship through the required process. General Education Development (GED) - Applicants for this examination must be at least 17 years of age and officially withdrawn from school for at least six months. Those who pass the GED are awarded a CT State High School Diploma. For more information, contact the Adult Education office at the Department of Education at (860) 807-2050, or visit them online:

www.sde.ct.gov/sde/

Connecticut Technical High School System
The mission of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) is to provide a unique and rigorous high school learning environment that: ensures both student academic success and trade/technology mastery, and instills a zest for lifelong learning; prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships, and immediate productive employment; and responds to employers’ and industries’ current and emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations through business/school partnerships. At Connecticut Technical High Schools, new and exciting educational experiences are happening. Talented and creative academic and technical teachers at Connecticut Technical High Schools are working together to develop applied and integrated lessons. Academic and technology projects are requiring students to engage in real life problem solving, increase the variety of texts read, develop their oral communication skills and writing skills. Research is proving that students learn better and retain concepts longer when they are educated using an applied and integrated curriculum. The development of this unique and rigorous curriculum prepares graduates of Connecticut Technical High Schools for immediate employment, or entry into apprenticeship programs, as well as two-year and four-year colleges, and lifelong learning. Ninth grade students are given the opportunity to explore all the technical programs offered at the school. The core technical program that is chosen by students at the end of the exploratory experience provides the framework for their technical and academic coursework in Grades 10 through 12. Connecticut Technical High Seniors who have applied themselves to their four-year program of study find they have a variety of post-high school options. Many college-bound students gain acceptance at multiple colleges and universities, both private and public, in state and out-of-state. Please contact any Connecticut Technical High School if you have questions regarding the Program of Studies or should you need additional information.

For more information, call 1-800-U-CAN-TECH (1-800-822-6832),

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connecticutcareer pathways initiative 2008
Connecticut’s Career Pathways Initiative builds upon the foundation established through Connecticut’s School-to-Career Initiative and Legislation to connect secondary education to postsecondary education and careers within the context of career clusters. The Career Pathways Initiative offers all students opportunities to connect their classroom learning to possible careers, preparing them to make more informed decisions regarding secondary academic and elective course enrollment, postsecondary plans and eventually, careers. The Career Pathways Initiative integrates vigorous academic courses and career-related electives with experiential learning and comprehensive school counseling. Student Success Plans, based on the State’s 34 career pathways augmented by Individual Planning Portfolios, organize each student’s secondary and post-secondary education in a flexible, evolving format, reflecting Connecticut’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model of 2008. The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), has identified sixteen career clusters that encompass ALL occupational titles nationwide. Connecticut has adopted these 16 career clusters, replacing the previous nine school-to-career classifications. In addition, Connecticut has selected thirty-four of the eighty-one career pathways established within the 16 clusters to implement initially, based on Connecticut’s current labor and economic needs, and growing careers across a wide business and industry spectrum (see the Career Pathways Wheel on next page). CONNECTICUT’S 16 CAREER CLUSTERS: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources - careers in the production, processing, marketing, distribution,
financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources.

Architecture & Construction - careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the
physical infrastructure environment, e.g. buildings, homes, parks, bridges, roads and highways, etc.

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications - careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing,
writing, and publishing multimedia content, e.g. visual and performing arts and design, journalism, etc.

Business, Management & Administration - careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating
business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.

Education & Training - careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and
related learning support services.

Finance - careers in services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business
financial management.

Government & Public Administration - focuses on the careers unique to government, including
governance; national security; regulation; and management and administration at the local, state, and federal levels.

Health Science - careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services,
health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Hospitality & Tourism - careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services. Human Services - careers that prepare individuals for employment that relates to families and human
needs.

Information Technology - entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design,
development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.

Law, Public Safety & Security - careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety,
protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. ConnecticutCareer Paths 2007-09

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Manufacturing - careers in planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products, and related professional and technical support activities. Marketing, Sales & Service - careers in planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach
organizational objectives.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) - careers in planning, managing, and
providing scientific research and professional/technical services, including research and development services.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics - careers in the planning, management, and movement of people,
materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water, and related professional/technical support services.

CT Career Pathways Initiative 2008-2013

For more information regarding the Connecticut Career Pathways Initiative, go to CT State Department of Education’s website at: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&q=320802

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careertable careertable
Connecticut’s 16 Career Clusters See pages 11-12 for occupational cluster descriptions. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Architecture & Construction Arts, A-V Technology & Communications Business, Management, & Administration Education & Training Finance Government & Public Administration Health Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety and Security Manufacturing Marketing, Sales & Service Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Related Courses and Subjects Taking courses and electives in a career cluster of interest is a great way to explore potential career paths. Occupational Title, Job Description, and SOC Code This column indicates the title and duties of each occupation. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System classifies occupations based upon work performed and on required skills, education, training and credentials. The duties performed will depend upon your employer, training and experience. Each occupation is identified by a code that can be used to find more detailed information about that occupation in reference books or through online data applications. Job Outlook and Wages
Number Employed, Annual Job Openings, and Growth Rank (based on CT 2004-2014 employment projections) Average Annual and Hourly Wages (CT OES data: 2007 - 1st quarter)

Education and Training Routes The typical requirements to work in the profession are listed with the abbreviations below: OJT Appren HS Cert Assoc Bach MA/MS MBA Ph.D. Military On-the-Job training by the employer Apprenticeship training from two to four years in length, depending upon the trade High School or Technical High School diploma or equivalent Up to two years of post-secondary training resulting in a diploma, certificate or license Associate’s degree program requiring two years of college Bachelor’s degree program requiring four or more years of college Master’s degree program requiring one to two years of college beyond the Bachelor’s level Master’s degree program in business administration Doctorate degree program requiring four to five years beyond the Bachelor’s level Training available through the military

Education and Training Site Codes The three-digit codes correspond to Connecticut schools that offer applicable or related education or training. See complete statewide school listing on pages 43-46. Basic Skills This column indicates some of the fundamental skills and knowledge that employers often look for in job candidates. (O*Net basic skills classification system) R L T PS W S M Sci Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Active Listening - Giving full attention to understand the points being made, asking questions, and not interrupting. Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others. Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing information to evaluate options and implement solutions. Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the target audience. Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively. Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems. Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

To find an occupation or employment data not included in the Career Table, or to look up the very latest salary and wage data, visit the Connecticut Department of Labor website at www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi and select the "Occupational Wages" link from the Data drop-down list, or contact the Office of Research at (860) 263-6275, to obtain information on over 800 occupations in Connecticut! ConnecticutCareer Paths 2007-09

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agriculture, food natural resources
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

&

careers in this group range from tree trimmers and landscape architects to environmental engineers

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these courses: Agricultural Science; Animal Anatomy/Physiology; Animal Science; Biology; Biological Science; Botany; Chemistry; Earth/Environmental Science; Horticulture; Livestock Management; Natural Resources & Management
average annual/ hourly wages

growth rank

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills
R, L, T, PS, W, S, M, Sci L, T, W, S, M R, L, T, PS, W, M

- Design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental health hazards utilizing various engineering disciplines. Advise industries and government agencies about environmental policies and standards. (17-2081)
Environmental Engineers

740

31

much faster than average slower than average much faster than average faster than average

$75,410 $36.30

Bach, MA/MS

331, 332, 333, 337

Plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticulture specialties, and field crops. Till soil and apply fertilizers; transplant, weed, or prune crops; apply pesticides; sort, pack and load harvested products. (45-2092)
Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery, & Greenhouse

3,180

101

$23,610 $11.40

HS, OJT

- Plan and design land areas for parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites. (17-1012)
Landscape Architects

480

14

$64,520 $31.00

Bach, MA/MS

331

- Maintain grounds of property by sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, mulching, weeding, edging, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, & installation of masonry walls. Decorate gardens with stones and plants. (37-3011)
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers

14,260

495

$29,360 $14.10

HS, OJT, Cert

225, 331

R, L, T, S

- Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, e.g. dogs, cats, fish or birds, in kennels, animal shelters, zoos, aquariums, etc. Examine and observe animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury. (39-2021)
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

1,820

61

average

$21,880 $10.50

HS, OJT, Cert

026, 600

R, L, T, S

- Spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas. (37-2021)
Pest Control Workers

450

13

faster than average much slower than average faster than average

$31,850 $15.30

HS, OJT

R, L, T, S

- Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from refuse containers into truck. Drive trucks along established routes through residential streets, or through business and industrial areas to disposal sites to empty trucks. (53-7081)
Refuse & Recyclable Materials Collectors

2,140

55

$31,730 $15.30

HS, OJT

R, L, S

- Cut away branches from trees, or clear branches around utilities using climbing equipment or truck-mounted lifts. Inspect trees for disease and pest problems, fill cavities in trees to prevent deterioration. Collect & shred debris in work area sites. (37-3013)
Tree Trimmers & Pruners Water/Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Operators

350

13

$38,390 $18.50

HS, OJT

R, L, T, S

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or liquid waste. (51-8031) 14

870

36

average

$42,510 $20.40

HS, OJT, Cert

221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 227, 230, 231, 232

R, L, M

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

&

ca careers in this group range from glaziers, cost estimators, and electricians to civil engineers

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider t taking any of these courses: Advanced Algebra; Calculus; Computer-Aided Drafting/Applications; Design & Construction; Geometry; Industrial Arts; Safety, Health & the Workplace Environment; Woodworking
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages $81,890 $39.40

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property. Prepare contract documents for building contractors. Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans. (17-1011)
Architects

1,700

52

much faster than average slower than average

Bach, MA/MS

332, 337

R, L, T, PS, W, S

- Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs/plans for buildings and structures; provide topographical and relief maps for civil engineering projects, e.g. highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water/sewage control systems. (17-3011)
Architectural & Civil Drafters

890

27

$49,090 $23.60

Assoc, Cert, Military

029, 085, 086, 087, 088, 225, 227, 268, 274, 280

R, L, PS, S, M

- Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terracotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. (47-2021)
Brickmasons & Blockmasons

1,230

27

average

$56,810 $27.30

HS, Appren, OJT

260, 261, 268

R, L, T, S, M

- Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms. Build frameworks, including partitions, joists, and rafters, wood stairways, window/door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. (47-2031)
Carpenters

12,310

291

average

$48,010 $23.10

HS, Appren, OJT

260, 261, 263-265, 267-270, 272-276, 278, 280, 627
HS, Cert, Assoc Experience in a Related Field

R, L

- Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general or limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing. (47-4011)
Construction & Building Inspectors

1,000

43

much faster than average slower than average

$57,030 $27.40

092, 608

R, L, T, PS, W, S, M

- Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. (47-2061)
Construction Laborers

7,640

109

$39,120 $18.80

HS, Appren, OJT

L, S, M

- Plan, direct, coordinate, or budget, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. (11-9021)
Construction Managers

3,450

91

average

$93,440 $44.90

Bach, Cert, Experience in a Related Field

227, 231, 305, 627
Assoc, Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Field

R, L, W, M

- Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates. (13-1051)
Cost Estimators

2,760

93

faster than average

$62,210 $29.90

227, 229, 230, 231, 305

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings and interior walls of buildings. Mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. (47-2081)
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers

1,260

34

average

$48,620 $23.40

HS, Appren, OJT

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Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
HS, Appren, OJT, Cert

basic skills

- Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. (47-2111)
Electricians

8,240

237

average

$52,710 $25.30

029, 077, 085-088, 221228, 230, 232, 260-261, 263-265, 267-276, 278, 280, 410, 473, 622
HS, Military, OJT, Cert

R, L, T, M

- Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, contaminated soil, etc. (47-4041)
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

600

34

much faster than average

$41,530 $20.00

226, 333, 567
HS, Appren, Cert, Military

R, L

- Install, service, and repair heating and A/C systems in residential & commercial sites. Obtain and maintain required certifications. Test electrical circuits and components for continuity; reassemble and test equipment. (49-9021)
Heating, A/C, & Refrigeration Mechanics/Installers

4,490

111

faster than average

$48,540 $23.30

029, 038, 077, 085-088, 092, 263, 265-267, 269, 270, 272-274, 276, 280, 410, 627

R, L, T, PS, W, S, M, Sci

- Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, etc. (47-4051)
Highway Maintenance Workers

2,500

50

average

$45,590 $21.90

HS, OJT, Military

R, L, S

- Perform maintenance work to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; insulating; welding; carpentry; and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment. (49-9042)
Maintenance & Repair Workers

11,540

342

faster than average

$39,960 $19.20

HS, OJT

R, L

Operate any type of power construction equipment, e.g. graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, pour concrete, etc. (47-2073)
Operating Engineers & Construction Equip. Operators

2,730

93

average

$52,630 $25.30

HS, OJT

R, L

- Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency. (47-2141)
Painters, Construction & Maintenance

4,170

101

average

$39,960 $19.20

HS, OJT, Appren

R, L, T, S

- Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry liquids or gases. Perform complex calculations and planning for special or very large jobs. Review blueprints and building codes to determine details and procedures. (47-2152)
Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

5,930

197

faster than average

$54,340 $26.10

HS, Appren, Cert, OJT

260, 261, 263, 264, 265, 267-269, 271, 272, 274, 275, 278, 410, 627

R, L

- Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminium, wood, etc. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures. Cement or nail flashing-strips of metal or shingle over joints to make them watertight. (47-2181)
Roofers

1,230

41

average

$41,560 $20.00

HS, Appren, OJT

L, S, M

- Supervise, coordinate, and schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers. Estimate material and worker requirements to complete jobs. Order or requisition materials and supplies. (47-1011)
Supervisors/Managers of Construction Workers

5,520

140

average

$66,760 $32.10

HS, Cert, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, T, S, M

- String and repair telephone and television cable for transmitting messages or television programming. Inspect/test lines and cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults. (49-9052)
Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers

1,510

58

faster than average

$40,620 $19.50

HS, Appren, OJT, Cert

410

R, L, S

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see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

&

careers in this group range f from printing machi machine operators to editors

the Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these courses: Art/A-V Technology & Communications; Band/Choir; English Composition; Fashion/Interior Design; Graphic Design; History; Information Technology; Journalism; Literature; Music Theory; Performing Arts; Photography; Speech/Communication; Technical Writing; Theater & Playwriting
average annual/ hourly wages

growth rank

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Occupation

basic skills

- Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Prepare specimens for museum collection and exhibits. Administer affairs of museum and conduct public service activities. (25-4010)
Archivists, Curators, & Museum Technicians

390

12

faster than average

$48,330 $23.20

301, 305, 306, 323, 326, 327, 331, 332, 334, 337
Assoc, Bach, MA/MS

R, L, W, S

- Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches, and direct workers engaged in art work, layout design, and copy writing for visual communications media, such as magazines, books, newspapers, and packaging. (27-1011)
Art Directors

960

31

faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average

$82,930 $39.90

105, 221-232, 301, 305-308, 315, 319, 322-323, 327, 330-335, 337, 346, 351
HS, OJT, Cert, Assoc

R, L, T, S

- Set up and operate audio and video equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. (27-4011)
Audio & Video Equipment Technicians

800

33

$41,820 $20.10

221, 226, 231, 232, 303
Cert, Assoc, Appren, OJT

R, L, T, S

- Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and TV programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and TV broadcasts. Operate radio transmitter to broadcast radio and TV programs. (27-4012)
Broadcast Technicians

470

22

$36,150 $17.40

028, 029, 042, 221, 226, 231, 232, 303
Cert, Bach, Experience in a Related Field

R, L

- Design dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, opera, fashion shows, film, TV productions and special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals. Direct and stage dance presentations for various forms of entertainment. (27-2032)
Choreographers

500

41

$42,310 $20.30

060, 225, 306, 332, 334
Assoc, Bach, Cert

L, T, S

- Develop and design manufactured products, e.g. cars, home appliances, and children’s toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design. (27-1021)
Commercial & Industrial Designers

1,030

21

average

$63,460 $30.50

105, 221-229, 231, 232, 305, 315, 319, 330, 332, 333, 351
HS, Cert, Assoc

R, L, T, W, M

- Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material and web pages using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns. Edit graphics using pixel or bitmap editing, airbrushing, masking, or image retouching. (43-9031)
Desktop Publishers

430

17

much faster than average much faster than average faster than average

$41,450 $19.90

221, 224, 228, 231, 510, 557, 592, 593, 594, 612
Assoc, Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S

- Perform variety of editorial duties, such as laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for final publication. Oversee production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing. Verify facts, dates, and statistics using reference sources. (27-3041)
Editors

1,880

79

$56,540 $27.20

066, 224, 321, 322, 323, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
Assoc, Bach, Cert

R, L, T, W, S

- Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos, using various computer software programs. Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design. (27-1024)
Graphic Designers

2,990

79

$49,120 $23.60

105, 221-229, 231, 232, 305, 315, 319, 330, 332, 333, 351

R, L, T, PS

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
Assoc, Bach, Cert

basic skills

- Create special effects, animation, or other images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools/media for use in computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials. Create basic designs for product labels, direct mail, etc. (27-1014)
Multi-Media Artists & Animators

720

27

much faster than average much faster than average

$50,320 $24.20

222-229, 231, 232, 321, 322, 332, 351, 510, 557, 558, 559, 561, 612
OJT, Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, W, S

- Sing and compose songs, as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group, on stage, radio, TV, or motion pictures. Play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as members of an orchestra, band, or other musical group. (27-2042)
Musicians & Singers

860

34

24.30/hr

060, 305, 306, 323, 327, 330-335, 337
Assoc, Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, S

- Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Present news stories via taped or live transmissions. (27-3020)
News Analysts, Reporters & Correspondents

820

23

average

$71,450 $34.40

027, 028, 042, 221, 222, 224, 226, 229, 232, 301, 305, 307, 308, 315, 321-323, 330-333, 335
HS, OJT, Cert, Assoc, Bach

R, L, T, W, S

- Photograph persons, subjects, merchandise, etc. Determine desired images and picture composition; and select/adjust subjects, equipment, and lighting for desired effects. Enhance, retouch, and resize photographs and negatives using air-brushing and other techniques. (27-4021)
Photographers

1,370

39

average

$42,890 $20.60

228, 232, 319, 332
HS, Appren, OJT Experience in a Related Field

L, T, S

- Set up or operate various types of printing machines, such as offset, letterset, intaglio, or gravure presses or screen printers to produce print on paper or other materials. (51-5023)
Printing Machine Operators

2,550

59

much slower than average much faster than average

$36,030 $17.30

231, 260, 261, 263, 264, 267, 269, 272, 273
Assoc, Bach

R, L

- Produce or direct stage, TV, radio, video, or movie productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, e.g. interpretation of script, choice of guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography. (27-2012)
Producers & Directors

960

38

$74,530 $35.80

223, 305, 306, 321, 323, 327, 331, 332, 334, 335, 337
Assoc, Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work. Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, style, and terminology. (27-3042)
Technical Writers

1,190

44

average

$62,460 $30.00

066, 224, 321, 322, 323, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335, 612

R, L, T, PS, W

- Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones. (39-3031)
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, & Ticket Takers

1,000

75

much faster than average faster than average

$18,520 $8.90

HS, OJT

L, S, M

- Write advertising copy for use by publication, broadcast or internet media. Invent names for products and write the slogans that appear on packaging, brochures and other promotional material. Create original written works, e.g. scripts, essays, poetry, or song lyrics. (27-3043)
Writers & Authors

Assoc, Bach

1,570

45

$71,950 $34.60

066, 224, 321, 322, 323, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335, 612

R, L, T, W, S

Best Jobs for People Who Are... Artistic Many people enjoy decorating their home, orchestrating a wardrobe, or tending a colorful garden. But for some folks, this creativity is much more than a hobby. True artistic types prefer jobs where they can do creative, expressive work rather than structured tasks. They think of themselves as nonconformist, artsy, and often disorganized. Here are some top career picks for those with the artistic temperament: Landscape Architect Literature or Arts Teacher Graphic Designer Editor Theatre/Film Director or Producer Interior Designer Choreographer Photographer

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see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

&

career careers in this group ra range from stock c clerks to general managers

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these co courses: Accounting; Advertising; Algebra; Business Law; Business Management; Geometry; Calculus; Business/Management; Computer Applications; Economics; English Literature/Composition; Finance; Office Technologies; Physics; Speech/Communication; Statistics; Technical Writing; World Issues; World Languages
average annual/ hourly wages

growth rank

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

basic skills

- Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records for the purpose of giving advice or preparing financial statements and reports concerning operating procedures. Install or advise on systems of recording costs of other financial and budgetary data. (13-2011)
Accountants & Auditors

20,520

672

faster than average

$70,280 $33.80

305, 307, 308, 320, 321, 322, 326, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
HS, Cert, OJT, Assoc

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete, accurate, and current. Perform routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in accounting records. (27-1011)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks

26,510

607

slower than average

$39,110 $18.80

079, 221-227, 229, 230, 231, 232, 303, 315, 320 321, 322, 347, 629
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports for the purpose of maintaining expenditure controls. Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits. (13-2031)
Budget Analysts

1,110

25

average

$68,820 $33.10

305, 307, 308, 320, 321, 322, 323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
Bach

T, PS, W, S, M

- Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. Administer employee insurance, pension/savings plans; evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary. (13-1072)
Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists

1,610

43

faster than average much faster than average much faster than average

$63,030 $30.30

320, 333

R, L, T, W, S

- Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints. Keep records of customer interactions, transactions, and details of inquiries, complaints, actions taken, etc. (43-4051)
Customer Service Representatives

30,620

947

$36,890 $17.70

HS, Cert, Assoc

223, 226, 347

R, L, T, W, S

Interview job applicants to match their qualifications with employers’ needs, and refer qualified applicants to employers. Perform reference and background checks on applicants. (13-1071)
Employment, Recruitment & Placement Specialists

2,810

100

$61,930 $29.80

Assoc, Bach, Cert

320, 333

R, L, T, W, S

- Provide high-level administrative support, e.g. prepare statistical reports, conduct research, etc.. Prepare correspondence, receive visitors, arrange conference calls, schedule meetings, and maintain executives’ schedules. (27-1021)
Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants

Assoc, OJT, Cert

22,600

582

average

$44,460 $21.40

001, 017, 039, 079, 221232, 303, 347, 351, 415, 439, 502, 629
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

R, L, T, W, S

- Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies. Formulate policies, oversee management, planning, and administration of daily operations that include purchasing/fiscal budgets, administrative services, and personnel, etc. (11-1021)
General & Operations Managers

19,480

616

faster than average

$121,180 $58.30

301, 305, 308, 310, 315, 320-323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337, 339
HS, OJT, Assoc, Cert

R, L, T, W, S

- Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports on ability, and date/reason for termination. Prepare reports from employment records. (43-4161)
Human Resources Assistants

1,770

58

faster than average

$40,840 $19.60

001, 017, 039, 062, 221232, 303, 351, 502, 629

R, L, T, W, S, M

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages $104,330 $50.20

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Occupation

basic skills

- Plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management activities of an organization to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions, e.g. employee compensation, recruitment, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance. (11-3040)
Human Resources Managers

2,500

63

faster than average much faster than average slower than average

320, 333
Assoc, Bach

R, L, T, W, S

- Translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others. Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials. Read written materials such as legal documents, scientific works, or news reports, and rewrite into specified languages. (27-3091)
Interpreters & Translators

350

13

$50,380 $24.20

228, 301, 305, 306, 307, 308, 321, 322, 323, 326, 327, 331, 334, 335, 337
Assoc, Cert

R, L, T, W, S

- Prepare and process legal documents such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pre-trial agreements. Take notes at legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions. Maintain law libraries and document case files. (43-6012)
Legal Secretaries

2,960

64

$43,810 $21.10

062, 079, 223, 224, 225, 226, 229, 231, 303, 629
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

R, L, T, W, S

- Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplifications and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. (13-1111)
Management Analysts

10,930

273

faster than average

$86,730 $41.70

301, 305, 307, 308, 310, 315, 320, 321, 322, 323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335, 337, 339, 349
Assoc, Cert

R, L, T

- Perform duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence. (43-6013)
Medical Secretaries

5,470

180

faster than average

$35,480 $17.10

001, 015, 017, 039, 062, 079, 095, 221-222, 224226, 228-232, 303, 347, 352, 415, 439, 447, 463, 469, 490, 502, 629
Assoc, Bach, Cert, OJT, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, W, S

- Coordinate activities of staff and convention personnel to make arrangements for group meetings and conventions. Plan and coordinate services for participants, e.g. accommodation and transportation, security, catering, displays, agendas, etc. (13-1121)
Meeting & Convention Planners

620

25

much faster than average faster than average much faster than average faster than average faster than average much faster than average

$57,460 27.60

017, 095, 224, 225, 227, 229, 231, 303, 333, 345, 415, 439
HS, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Complete time sheets showing employees’ attendance. Compute and post wages/deductions. Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments to update payroll records. Process and issue employee paychecks, prepare earnings/deductions statements. (43-3051)
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks

2,590

96

$39,550 $19.00

079, 221-227, 229, 230232, 303, 315, 320-322, 347, 629
Assoc, Bach

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Promote and create good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by preparing favorable material and releasing it through various communications media. Arrange public appearances, lectures, etc. for clients to increase product/personal visibility. (27-3031)
Public Relations Specialists

3,110

94

$60,330 $29.00

222, 224, 226, 227, 229, 232, 301, 305, 307, 308, 321-323, 331-333, 335
Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, T, W, S

- Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for employer or client; or if engaged in fund-raising, plan and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit groups. (11-2031)
Public Relations Managers

870

28

$99,420 $47.80

301, 305, 307, 308, 321-323, 331-333, 335
HS, OJT, Cert

R, L, T, W, S

- Answer inquiries and obtain information for general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties. Provide information regarding activities conducted at establishment; location of departments, offices, and employees within an organization. (43-4171)
Receptionists & Information Clerks

14,150

549

$28,690 $13.80

223, 224, 226, 228, 231, 347, 629

R, L, T, W, S

- Conduct training and development programs for employees. Present information using formats like role-playing, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures. Schedule classes, obtain course materials, arrange location and instructors. (13-1073)
Training & Development Specialists

3,000

92

$57,800 $27.80

Bach, MA/MS

320, 333

R, L, T, W, S

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
# empl.

&

careers in this group range from fitness trainers & aerobics instructors to education system administrators

Want to take a journey on this career path? Con Consider taking any of these courses: American Government/History; Career Exploration in Education & Training; Child Development/Psychology; Computer Applications; English Composition; Home Economics; Parenting; Philosophy; Psychology; Social Studies; Sociology; Speech/Communication; Statistics; World Issues; World Languages
Job Outlook (2004-14)
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. (25-3011)
Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, & GED Teachers

1,130

25

faster than average

$50,070 $24.10

Bach

305, 308, 330, 355

R, L, W, S

- Plan, direct, coordinate the academic, clerical, or auxiliary school activities. Review and approve new programs. Oversee the preparation and maintenance of attendance, activity, planning, or personnel reports and records. (11-9032)
Education Administrators, Elem. & Secondary

2,800

91

average

$102,270 $49.20

Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Field

305, 308, 322, 323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337
Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, S

- Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges. (11-9033)
Education Administrators, Postsecondary

1,750

65

faster than average

$98,340 $47.30

305, 308, 322, 323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337
Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, S

- Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic/nonacademic activities of preschool and child care centers or programs. Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff, and recommend personnel actions for programs and services. (11-9031)
Education Administrators, Preschool

830

35

faster than average

$47,610 $22.90

305, 308, 322, 323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, S

- Counsel students regarding course/program selection, class scheduling, study habits, and career planning. Meet with parents, teachers, and other counselors to resolve students’ personal, behavioral, and academic problems. (21-1012)
Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors

3,360

113

faster than average

$53,200 $25.60

305, 308, 323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 335
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S

- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Prepare, administer, grade tests and work to evaluate students’ progress. (25-2021)
Elementary School Teachers

18,140

486

slower than average much faster than average much faster than average

$59,830 $28.80

305, 306, 307, 308, 315, 321, 322, 323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 335
HS, Cert, Assoc, Bach

R, L, T, W, S

- Instruct or coach individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures to improve their fitness level and sport skills. (39-9031)
Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors

3,950

158

$45,580 $21.90

224, 225, 228, 229, 231, 305, 307, 315, 323, 331, 625
Bach, MA/MS Experience in a Related Field

T, S

- Develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations. Develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services. (21-1091)
Health Educators

460

16

$54,400 $26.20

323, 331, 335, 340
Bach, MA/MS, Ph.D. Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, W, S

- Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. (25-9031)
Instructional Coordinators

1,130

25

average

$74,380 $35.80

305, 307, 308, 323, 330, 331, 332

R, L, T, W, S

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education+training
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ l/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MA/MS

basic skills

- Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to children from 4 to 6 years old. Promote physical, mental, and social development. (25-2012)
Kindergarten Teachers, Excl. Special Education

1,910

36

average

$55,950 $26.90

305, 306, 307, 323, 326, 332

R, L, T, W, S

- Workplaces include public libraries, schools, colleges/ universities, museums, government agencies, health care providers, etc. Tasks include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials. Perform in-depth, strategic research for patrons. (25-4021)
Librarians

2,350

93

much faster than average

$59,980 $28.80

MLS, Ph.D.

323

R, L, W, S

- Assist librarians by helping patrons use library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering standard library reference questions. Compile records; sort/shelve books; register patrons; check materials via circulation process. (25-4031)
Library Technicians

2,020

95

average

$34,380 $16.50

HS, Assoc, Cert

222, 227

R, L, T, S

- Teach students in public or private schools in one or more subjects at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students. (25-2022)
Middle School Teachers, Excl. Special/Voc. Ed.

Bach, MA/MS

10,150

306

average

$60,790 $29.20

305, 306, 307, 321, 322, 323, 326, 330, 332, 333, 355
HS, Assoc, Cert, Bach

R, L, T, S

- Instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. (25-2011)
Preschool Teachers, Excl. Special Education

6,830

241

much faster than average

$28,980 $13.90

305, 306, 307, 323, 326, 332
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S

- Instruct students in secondary schools in one or more subjects such as English, mathematics, or social studies. May be designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, or English teachers. (25-2031)
Secondary School Teachers, Excl. Special/Voc. Ed.

12,730

438

average

$61,460 $29.60

305, 306, 307, 308, 322, 323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 335, 355
Experience in a Related Field and/or Subject Area

R, L, T, W, S

- Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, non-vocational, and nonacademic subjects. (25-3021)
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

1,990

54

much faster than average

$49,360 $23.70

L, T, S

- Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement. (25-2041)
Special Education Teachers, Middle School

1,400

45

average

$62,360 $30.00

Bach, MA/MS

305, 308, 323, 326, 331, 332

R, L, T, W, S

- Teach school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement. (25-2041)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, K-Elem.

3,040

92

average

$60,980 $29.30

Bach, MA/MS

305, 308, 323, 326, 331, 332

R, L, T, W, S

- Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations. Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, gyms, or on field trips. Grade homework and tests. Tutor and assist children to reinforce a teacher’s assignment. (25-9041)
Teachers Assistants

22,580

687

faster than average

$25,920 $12.50

HS, OJT, Cert, Assoc

231, 347
Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, S

- Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the secondary school levels. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage. (25-2032)
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School

1,860

69

average

$61,010 $29.30

305-308, 322, 323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 335, 355

R, L, T, W, S

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see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

careers in this group range from tellers and bill collectors to financial managers

Want to take a journey on this career pa path? Consider taking any of these courses: Accounting; Algebra; Banking & Investing; Business Ma Management & Statistics; Calculus; Computer Applications; Economics; Finance; Geometry; International Business; Office Technology; Research/Market Research; Statistics; Technical Writing
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk/liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain premium rates required and cash reserves to ensure payment of future benefits. (15-2011)
Actuaries

960

48

average

$98,270 47.20

Bach, MA/MS

331, 337

R, L, T, PS, S, M

- Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, phone, etc. to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment/posting amount to customer’s account; preparing statements to credit departments; Locate/notify customers of delinquent accounts. (43-3011)
Bill & Account Collectors

4,550

139

faster than average

HS, Cert, OJT

$37,480 $18.00

221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 232, 347
HS, Cert, Assoc, OJT

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Perform clerical duties involving the purchase or sale of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes and equity, verifying stock transactions, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions/holdings. (43-4011)
Brokerage Clerks

18,140

486

average

$43,120 $20.70

079, 221-232, 303, 315, 320, 321, 322, 347, 629
Assoc, Bach, OJT

R, L, T, S, M

- Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements have been made in accordance with company practices and procedures, ensuring that proper methods have been followed. Report over/underpayments, etc. (13-1031)
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators

5,230

113

average

$57,300 $27.60

301, 305, 307, 308, 315, 320-323, 326, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S

- Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk in extending credit or lending money. Evaluate customer records and recommend payment plans based on earnings, savings, payment history, and purchase activity. (13-2041)
Credit Analysts

1,110

28

average

$69,680 $33.50

305, 308, 320, 321, 322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
MA/MS, Ph.D.

R, L, W, S

- Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture. Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to aid in solution of economic problems arising from production and distribution of goods and services. (19-3011)
Economists

360

11

slower than average much faster than average

$71,930 $34.60

301, 305-308, 321, 322, 323, 326, 327, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

R, L, T, PS, W, M R, L, T, PS, M

- Analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for making investment decisions. Interpret data affecting investment programs, such as price, yield, stability, future trends in investment risks, and economic influences. (13-2051)
Financial Analysts

5,960

196

$93,770 $45.10

305, 308, 320, 321, 322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
Bach, MA/MS

- Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. Review balance sheets, operating income/expense accounts, and loan documentation to confirm an institution’s assets/liabilities. (13-2061)
Financial Examiners

250

8

average

$82,910 $39.90

305, 308, 320, 321, 322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

R, L, T, W

- Direct and coordinate the activities of workers in a financial establishment. Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting and collection procedures, and investment activities, and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, etc. (11-3031)
Financial Managers

9,930

259

faster than average

$110,820 $53.30

305, 308, 320, 321, 322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335

R, L, T, W, S

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
Assoc, Cert, Experience in a Related Field, OJT

basic skills

- Appraise auto or other vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement and seek agreement with auto repair shop on cost of repair. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations. (13-1032)
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

180

<5

faster than average much slower than average slower than average

$52,560 $25.30

225, 231
HS, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, S, M R, L, T, PS, W, S, M

- Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of claims forms, applications, and company records. (43-9041)
Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks

6,040

97

$39,070 $18.80

001, 017, 039, 062, 221-232, 415, 439, 502, 629
Bach, Experience in a Related Field

- Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company. Calculate premiums and establish payment method. (41-3021)
Insurance Sales Agents

7,890

205

$74,580 $35.90

331, 332

R, L, T, S

- Examine documents to determine risk from such factors as an applicant’s financial standing, and value of property, and accept/deny applications. Decrease value of policy when risk is substandard and apply rating to ensure safe profitable distribution of risks. (13-2053)
Insurance Underwriters

2,080

78

slower than average much slower than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average slower than average much slower than average

$72,230 $34.70

Bach

305, 308, 320, 321, 322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
HS, OJT, Cert

R, L, T, PS, W, S

- Interview loan applicants to elicit information; investigate applicants’ backgrounds and verify references; prepare loan request papers; and forward findings, reports, and documents to appraisal department. Review/complete transactions upon approval of loan. (43-4131)
Loan Interviewers & Clerks

1,770

24

$34,900 $16.80

221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 232
Bach

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of commercial, real estate, or credit loans. Analyze applicants’ financial/credit status, and property to determine feasibility of granting loans and compute payment schedules. Conduct credit reviews and update records. (13-2072)
Loan Officers

10,930

273

$78,620 $37.80

301, 305-308, 320-323, 326, 327, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, PS, S

- Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets/factors affecting product demand. Measure companies’ effectiveness of marketing and advertising programs and strategies, and prepare reports on findings. (19-3021)
Market Research Analysts

5,470

180

$69,830 $33.60

301, 305-308, 321, 322, 323, 326, 327, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337
Bach, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, W, S

- Advise clients on financial plans utilizing knowledge of tax/investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Analyze financial information obtained from clients to determine strategies for meeting clients’ financial objectives. (13-2052)
Personal Financial Advisors

2,520

97

$93,350 $44.90

223, 224, 305, 308, 320-322, 330-333, 335
Bach, MBA, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, S, M

Buy and sell in investment/trading firms, or sell financial services independently to individuals or businesses. May provide loan, tax, and securities counseling, and advise customers about stocks, bonds, and market conditions. (41-3031)
Securities, Commodities, & Financial Svcs Sales Agents

6,790

238

$139,450 $67.00

305, 308, 320-322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335
Bach, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, S

- Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals/businesses. Maintain knowledge of tax code changes and accounting procedures. Conduct independent field audits of income tax returns and claimed tax credits and deductions. (13-2081)
Tax Examiners, Collectors, & Revenue Agents

1,150

28

$67,730 $32.60

301, 305, 307, 308, 315, 320-323, 326, 330-333, 335
HS, Assoc, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, PS, S, M

- Process and record customers’ and branch bank transactions. Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts and deposit slip accuracy. Cash checks after verifying signatures, accuracy, and sufficient funds. Balance cash drawers, and calculate daily transactions. (43-3071)
Tellers

5,970

294

$26,700 $12.80

221-230, 232, 347

R, L, T, W, S

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Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

care careers in this group range from court clerks t to legislators

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these courses: A erican Go ern ent & Co arati e Political Syste s A erican History Ci ics Geogra hy Governance & Public American Government Comparative Systems; American History; Civics; Geography; Administration; Information Technology; Modern Europe & Western Traditions; Psychology; Sociology; Speech/Communication; Statistics; World Concepts & Themes; World Issues; World Languages; Writing/Composition
average annual/ hourly wages

see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

growth rank

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits. Monitor investigations of suspected offenders to ensure they are conducted in accordance with constitutional requirements. (13-1041)
Compliance Officers

2,710

88

average

$60,670 $29.20

OJT, Cert, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, W

- Perform clerical duties in courts of law, and governmental licensing agencies. Prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges; prepare draft agendas for city council; keep fiscal records; issue licenses or permits and collect fees. (43-4031)
Court, Municipal, & License Clerks

HS, OJT, Cert

1,550

48

average

$39,060 $18.80

001, 017, 039, 062, 221-232, 415, 439, 502, 629
Bach, OJT, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, W, S

- Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans/procedures for natural, wartime, or technological disasters or hostage situations. (13-1061)
Emergency Management Specialists

100

<5

faster than average

$60,090 $28.90

R, L, T, W, S

- Develop laws and statutes at the Federal, State, or local level. Includes only elected officials. Appoint nominees to leadership posts, or approve such appointments. Negotiate with colleagues or members of other political parties to create policies and agreements. (11-1031)
Legislators

420

6

N/A

$41,740 $20.10

Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Field Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, PS, W, S

- Plan, organize, or coordinate the financial activities/policies of a social service program or community organization. Work with other agencies to meet community needs and to ensure that programs are not duplicated. (11-9151)
Social & Community Service Managers

2,640

102

much faster than average

$59,320 $28.50

224, 225, 301, 320, 326, 330-333, 337, 347, 349
MA/MS

R, L, T, S

- Develop comprehensive plans affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, housing, and transportation of cities and towns. Hold public meetings and confer with officials, lawyers, developers, and the public to formulate land use plans or community programs. (19-3051)
Urban & Regional Planners

310

13

average

$74,290 $35.70

306, 323, 331, 349

R, L, T, PS, W, S

Best Jobs for People Who Are... Social Lots of people enjoy helping others - whether it’s simply offering a kind word or propping up a friend or family member during a crisis. And, of course, many people choose service professions in fields like medicine, education, or counseling. Here are some top choice careers for ‘social’ types of people who prefer to work in a cooperative environment - rather than a competitive one - and have a knack for helping others. School Counselor or Administrator Psychologist Registered Nurse Teacher Physical Therapist Aerobics Instructor/Personal Trainer Social Worker Human Resources Specialist Occupational Therapist Best Jobs for People Who Are... Investigative Do you think of yourself as scientific, precise, and analytical? Good at developing intellectually rigorous solutions to problems? People who prefer logic over whimsy, and don’t mind working alone, may want to consider any of these careers. Science Researcher/Professor Software Engineer/Developer Optometrist Physician Assistant Veterinarian Computer Systems Analyst Librarian ConnecticutCareer Paths 2007-09

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
# empl.

careers in this group range from home health aides and dental assistants to chiropractors

Want to take a journey on this career path? Co Consider taking any of these courses: Advanced/Technical Algebra; Anatomy/Physiology; Biology/Biological Science; Calculus; Certified Nurses Aide Training; Chemistry; Health Science & Healthcare; Medical Ethics; Medical Math; Medical Terminology; Microbiology; Nutrition; Physics; Psychology; Research Methods; Research/Technical Writing; Sociology; Statistics; World Language
Job Outlook (2004-14)
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Administer anesthetics during surgery or other medical procedures. Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications. Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure. (29-1061)
Anesthesiologists

1,140

35

much faster than average faster than average much faster than average much faster than average faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average faster than average

$175,750 $84.50

Doctor of Medicine

337, 340

R, L, PS, Sci

- Adjust spinal column and other articulations of the body to correct abnormalities of the human body believed to be caused by interference with the nervous system. Manipulate spine or involved area. May utilize supplementary therapies, e.g. exercise, heat, and nutrition. (29-1011)
Chiropractors

510

17

$99,880 $48.00

Doctor of Chiropractic

330
Assoc, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Prepare patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set-up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist dentist during dental procedures. Record treatment information in patient records. Assist dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies. (31-9091)
Dental Assistants

3,350

172

$37,480 $18.00

029, 041, 085, 232, 260, 264, 280, 303, 425, 450, 453, 502, 505, 628

R, L, T, S

- Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays, and apply fluoride or sealants. Chart conditions of tooth decay and oral disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist. (29-2021)
Dental Hygienists

3,120

100

$69,640 $33.50

Assoc, Bach

232, 303, 330, 333

R, L, T, W, S

- Administer first-aid treatment, life-support care, and extricate trapped individuals in pre-hospital settings. Transport patients to medical facilities; assess nature and extent of illness/injury to prioritize medical procedures. (29-2041)
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics

2,860

63

$35,870 $17.20

Assoc, Cert, Military

222, 227-229, 231, 347, 635, 643, 648-650, 657-659

R, L, W, S

- Provide routine, personal health care to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in their home or care facility. Maintain records of patient care, condition, and progress/problems for case manager. Offer instruction in meal prep, infant care, independent living, etc. (31-1011)
Home Health Aides

10,240

386

$27,080 $13.00

HS, Cert, OJT

001, 039, 672

R, L, W, S

- Care for ill, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing or group homes, clinics, etc. Answer patients’ calls and determine how to assist them. As part of a health care team, assess patient needs, plan and modify care. (29-2061)
Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses

Cert

7,880

294

$51,980 $25.00

001, 077, 088, 260-264, 269, 271, 272, 276, 278, 280, 473, 622, 631
Bach

R, L, T, W, S

- Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff. Operate, calibrate and maintain equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis. (29-2011)
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists

2,090

90

$40,150 $19.30

321, 331, 332, 335, 643, 655
Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, S, Sci

- Plan, direct, or coordinate medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, etc. Administer fiscal operations, e.g. planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, rate-setting for services. (11-9111)
Medical & Health Services Managers

2,080

78

$95,930 46.10

321, 322, 331, 333, 335

R, L, T, W, S

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes i i & site codes
Assoc, Cert

basic bas c skills

- Perform administrative duties like scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, insurance billing/coding. Clinical duties include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, and administering medicines as directed. (31-9092)
Medical Assistants

2,080

78

much faster than average much faster than average

$33,150 $15.90

001, 015, 017, 029, 039, 062, 077, 079, 085-088, 095, 222, 228, 230, 274, 303, 347, 352, 415, 439, 463, 473, 490, 502, 622
Assoc, Cert

R, L, T, W, S

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital/clinic patients. Review records for completeness and accuracy. Plan, develop, and operate health record indexes, and storage/retrieval systems to analyze info. (29-2071)
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians

1,540

50

$38,150 $18.30

222, 224, 225, 229, 230, 231, 303, 632, 634
HS, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Observe patients’ conditions, measuring and recording food/liquid intake and output, vital signs, etc. Prepare, serve, and collect food trays. Clean rooms and change linens. (31-1012)
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants

24,410

535

average

$29,520 $14.20

001, 035, 039, 091, 095, 222, 227, 229, 264, 267, 271-273, R, L, 280, 347, 425-426, 430, 447, T, W, 453, 465, 469, 502, 512, 514, S 581, 588, 601, 629, 631, 633, 635-636, 656, 671, 673
Doctor of Medicine

- Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns. Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. (29-1065)
Pediatricians

660

19

much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average faster than average

$137,890 $66.30

337, 340

R, L, PS, S, Sci R, L, W, S, M, Sci R, L, T, W, S, M

- Compound and dispense medications following prescriptions issued by medical practitioners. Review prescriptions to assure accuracy and provide advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage. (29-1051)
Pharmacists

2,750

97

$99,600 $47.90

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

331
Assoc, Cert, OJT, Military

- Receive written prescription/refill requests and verify that info is complete and accurate. May measure, mix, count out, label, and maintain patient medication profiles. Order, receive, stock incoming drugs and supplies, and record inventory. (29-2052)
Pharmacy Technicians

2,880

81

$30,510 $14.70

095, 221, 222, 224, 226, 229, 303

- Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area. (31-2022)
Physical Therapist Aides

420

17

$28,380 $13.60

HS, OJT

R, L, T, S

- Plan, prepare, and implement individually designed programs of exercise, massage, and/or traction to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. Evaluate/adjust treatment plans. (29-1123)
Physical Therapists

3,120

111

$73,760 $35.50

MA/MS, Ph.D.

321, 322, 331, 332
Assoc, Bach, RN Cert

R, L, T, S, Sci

- Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients. Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. (29-1111)
Registered Nurses

31,890

1,081

$66,290 $31.90

222, 223, 225, 227, 229, 231, 305, 308, 321-323, 326, 331, 332, 335, 347, 352, 642
D.V.M.

R, L, T, W, S R, L, T, PS, W, S, M, Sci R, L, T, S, M, Sci

- Examine, diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, or performing surgery. Inoculate animals against diseases. Educate the public about diseases spreadable from animals to humans. Euthanize animals. (29-1131)
Veterinarians

1,040

35

average

$115,180 $55.40

College of Veterinary Medicine

- Perform medical lab tests for use in treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare and administer veterinarian prescribed medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments. Provide care and monitor animals pre/post surgery. (29-2056)
Veterinary Technologists & Technicians

1,000

39

much faster than average

$34,740 $16.70

Assoc, Bach

228, 321

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
# empl.

&

careers in this group range from bakers, cooks, and chefs to travel agents

Want to take a journey on this career path? Con Consider taking any of these courses: Accounting; Business/Hospitality Management; Communications/Speech; Culinary Arts/Food Service; Food/Beverage Management; Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing; Nutrition; Personal Finance; Sports; World Geography/Cultures
Job Outlook (2004-14)
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Perform variety of attending duties at amusement/recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting or recreational pursuits; operate amusement concessions and rides. (39-3091)
Amusement & Recreation Attendants

2,120

105

much faster than average much faster than average faster than average

$22,820 $11.00

OJT

R, L, W, S

- Evaluate, advise, and treat athletes to assist recovery from injury, avoid injury, or maintain peak physical fitness. Apply protective or injury preventive devices such as tape, bandages, or braces to body parts such as ankles, fingers, or wrists. (29-9091)
Athletic Trainers

260

13

$40,470 $19.50

Bach, MA/MS

305, 321, 322, 323
HS, Cert, Appren, OJT

R, L, T, S

- Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, pastries, and other baked goods. Goods are produced in either large or small quantities for sale through establishments such as grocery stores, specialty stores, or for on-site consumption. (51-3011)
Bakers

3,040

104

$24,900 $12.00

108, 224, 225, 229, 231, 260, 261, 263-267, 269-271, 273-276, 278, 280, 333, 471, 556, 622, 673
HS, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, S, M

- Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff. Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol. Collect money for drinks served and balance cash receipts. Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment. (35-3011)
Bartenders

3,350

172

faster than average

$21,020 $10.10

003, 014, 424, 452, 515
HS, Appren, Cert, Assoc

R, L, S, M

- Direct the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, etc. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts. Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation. (35-1011)
Chefs & Head Cooks

3,260

131

faster than average

$44,350 $21.30

108, 224, 225, 229, 231, 260, 261, 263-267, 269-271, 273-276, 278, 280, 333, 471, 556, 622, 673
Bach, Experience in a Related Field

R, T

- Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes’ strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes’ technique to prepare them for competition. (27-2022)
Coaches & Scouts

1,790

53

faster than average faster than average faster than average

$34,420 $16.60

225, 305, 307, 315, 323, 331

L, T, S

- Serve customers in eating places that specialize in fast service and carry-out food. Prepare simple foods and beverages such as sandwiches, salads, and coffee. Accept payment from customers, and make change as necessary. (35-3021)
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers

17,740

1,000

$19,820 $9.50

OJT

L, S, M

- Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties are limited to preparation of a few basic items and may involve operating large-volume cooking equipment, i.e. grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles. (35-2011)
Cooks, Fast Food

5,070

228

$20,520 $9.90

HS, OJT

R, L, S, M

- Prepare, season, and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, etc. in restaurants. Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu. (35-2014)
Cooks, Restaurant

6,810

301

faster than average

HS, Cert, Appren, OJT

$27,530 $13.20

108, 224, 225, 229, 231, 260, 261, 263-267, 269-271, 273-276, 278, 280, 333, 471, 556, 622, 673

R, L, T, S

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Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ l/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

Counter Attendants, Cafe., Concession, & Coffee Shop

Serve food, beverages, or desserts to customers at take-out counters of restaurants or lunchrooms, business or industrial establishments, hotel rooms, and cars. Prepare sandwiches, salads, and ice cream dishes. (35-3022) - Serve food to patrons outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotels, hospital rooms, or cars. Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines such as those for special diets are followed. (35-3022)
Food Servers, non-restaurant

6,780

537

faster than average faster than average

$19,280 $9.30

OJT

R, L, S

2,530

115

$25,040 $12.00

OJT

R, L, T, S

- Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations. Schedule staff hours and assign duties. (11-9051)
Food Service Managers

2,080

78

faster than average

$33,150 $15.90

Assoc, Cert, Bach, Experience in a Related Field

108, 227, 229, 260, 261, 263-267, 269-271, 273-276, 278, 280, 303, 333, 345, 471, 556, 622

R, L, T, W, S

- Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service. Inspect dining and serving areas to ensure cleanliness and proper setup. Maintain contact with kitchen and serving staff, and customers to ensure customer satisfaction. (35-9031)
Hosts & Hostesses

2,570

115

faster than average much faster than average

$19,280 $9.30

HS, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Accommodate guests by registering and assigning rooms, issuing room keys, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests’ accounts, making and confirming reservations, and collecting payments upon departure. (43-4081)
Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks

1,600

109

$22,770 $11.00

HS, Cert, OJT

224, 227, 228, 267, 275, 303, 333, 345

R, L, S, M

- Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, i.e. cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing trash; performing routine maintenance activities, and notifying management of need for repairs. (37-2011)
Janitors & Cleaners

31,320

898

average

$26,360 $12.70

OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain households or commercial establishments, e.g. hotels, restaurants, and hospitals. Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming. (37-2012)
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners

13,790

472

faster than average faster than average much slower than average much faster than average faster than average

$23,050 $11.10

OJT

R

- Organize and lead participants, as well as promote interest in arts and crafts, sports, games, dramatics, camping, and other hobbies. Manage the daily operations of public, private, or volunteer recreational agencies or facilities. (39-9032)
Recreation Workers

6,560

234

$28,660 $13.80

HS, Cert, OJT, Assoc, Bach

228, 229, 307, 315, 323, 331
HS, Assoc, OJT, Bach

R, L, T, S

- Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. Collect payment for transportation and accommodations from customer. (41-3041)
Travel Agents

420

17

$34,520 $16.60

227, 303, 305, 333

R, L, T, S, M

- Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges. (27-2023)
Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials

130

6

$30,870 $14.80

HS, Cert, OJT, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, S

- Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Check patrons’ identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages. Prepare checks and collect payments from customers. (35-3031)
Waiters & Waitresses

26,050

1,656

$20,560 $9.90

OJT

R, L, S

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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

careers in this group range from ch child care workers and home care aides to probation officers

Want to take a journey on this career path? Co Consider taking any of these courses: Child Growth & Development/Child Psychology; Early Childhood Education & Services; Family Life Education; Family Relations; Independent Living; Literacy & Language; Occupational Childcare; Parenting; Personal Finance; Psychology; Public Speaking; Safety & Health for Children; Sociology; Theology; World Issues
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
HS, Appren, Assoc, Cert, OJT

basic skills

- Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Perform tasks such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Support children’s emotional/social development, encouraging positive self-concepts, and respect for others. (39-9011)
Child Care Workers

14,110

520

average

$22,900 $11.00

035, 221-232, 261, 303, 315, 320, 347
Bach, MA/MS, Ph.D.

L, T, S

- Provide assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abused children. (21-1021)
Child, Family, & School Social Workers

5,000

141

faster than average

$57,240 $27.50

305, 307, 322, 323, 326, 331, 335, 349

R, L, W, S

- Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual, moral guidance and assistance to members. Share information about religious issues by writing articles, giving speeches, or teaching. (21-2011)
Clergy

660

19

average

$52,070 $25.00

MA/MS

311, 312, 337, 356

R, L, T, S

- Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and administer programs of treatment. Conduct research to develop or improve counseling techniques. (19-3031)
Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists

2,850

90

average

$72,470 $34.80

MA/MS, Ph.D.

305, 306, 323, 326, 331, 332, 334, 337

R, L, PS, W, S

- Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psycho-therapeutic professional services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnoses. (21-1013)
Marriage & Family Therapists

210

10

much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average

$50,140 $24.10

MA/MS

305, 308, 323, 326

R, L, S

- Provide persons, families, or at-risk populations with psychosocial support and referral services needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Investigate child abuse cases and take authorized protective action where needed. (21-1022)
Medical & Public Health Social Workers

2,120

86

$54,570 $26.20

Bach, MA/MS

305, 307, 322, 323, 326, 331, 335, 349

R, L, T, W, S

- Assess and counsel clients with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education. (21-1023)
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers

2,490

95

$47,270 $22.70

Bach, MA/MS

305, 307, 322, 323, 326, 331, 335, 349

R, L, W, S

- Counsel individuals to deal with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; self-esteem, aging and mental/emotional health issues. (21-1014)
Mental Health Counselors

1,890

93

$39,940 $19.20

Bach, MA/MS

323, 333

R, L, T, S

- Assist elderly or disabled adults with daily living activities at the person’s home or in a daytime non-residential facility. Duties may include light housekeeping and preparing meals. May advise on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities. (39-9021)
Personal & Home Care Aides

5,840

528

$22,040 $10.60

HS, OJT

R, L, T, S

30

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see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach

basic skills

Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists

Provide social services to assist in the rehabilitation of offenders in custody or on probation, e.g. arranging for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services. Maintain case folders. (21-1092) - Counsel individuals to maximize the independence of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from disease, illness, accidents, etc. Develop rehab plans that fit clients’ physical abilities, education levels, & career goals. (21-1015)
Rehabilitation Counselors

1,150

24

slower than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average

$57,610 $27.70

301, 303, 305, 307, 315, 320, 321, 322, 323, 326, 332, 333, 335

L, T, W, S

4,080

165

$40,000 $19.20

MA/MS

322, 331

R, L, T, W, S

- Coordinate activities for residents of boarding schools, college fraternities or sororities, college dormitories, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. (39-9041)
Residential Advisors

600

25

$31,440 $15.10

HS, OJT

R, L, T, S

- Assist social work professionals by providing info on and referring clients to social and community services. Assist with administering assistance programs relevant to drug abuse, relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. (21-1093)
Social & Human Service Assistants

Assoc, Cert

7,890

283

$38,840 $18.70

221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 315, 347
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S

Counsel and advise individuals with substance abuse or other problems, e.g. gambling and eating disorders, to assist in overcoming dependencies. Develop treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, etc. (21-1011)
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors

1,130

51

$41,290 $19.90

221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232

R, L, T, W, S

Best Jobs for People Who Are... Enterprising
Would you rather sell it than analyze it? More interested in the Big Picture than the details? Such ‘enterprising’ types of people tend to be competitive and aggressive - and they’re often behind the success of thriving businesses. If you’re a go-getter type who feels more comfortable leading a group or project, rather than being a rank-and-file team member, any of these careers may suit your style:

General Manager Financial Manager Sales Representative Sales Manager Personal Finance Advisor Best Jobs for People Who Are... Orderly
If anybody has ever called you a neat freak, chances are you have the skills that go well beyond keeping things tidy. People who find comfort in the predictable nature of numbers, office routines, and computer programs are considered to have ‘conventional’ or ‘orderly’ personalities, and those traits are essential to well-run organizations. Here are some great jobs for people who prefer structured activities and have a knack for following through, all the way to the last little detail:

Accountant Building Inspector Actuary Technical Writer Librarian Finance Specialist Financial Planner
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information technology
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
# empl.
annual opens

if you LOVE computers, this may be the career path for you!

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these courses: Accounting; Advanced Algebra; Calculus; Computer Systems; D k A i Ad d Al b C l l C S Desktop P b Publishing; Economics; Geometry; Information Technology; Physics; Programming & Software Development/Design; Spreadsheet/Database Applications; Statistics; Technical Writing; Trigonometry; Webpage Design; Word Processing Applications
Job Outlook (2004-14) growth rank average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
MA/MS, Ph.D.

basic skills
R, L, PS, W. S, Sci

- Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Solve or develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software. (15-1011)
Computer & Information Scientists, Research

350

12

much faster than average faster than average much faster than average much faster than average faster than average

$108,080 $52.00

305, 310, 321, 322, 323, 330, 331, 333, 334, 337
Bach, MA/MS, MBA

- Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, system analysis, and computer programming. Manage backup, security and user help systems. Control operational budget and expenditures. (11-3021)
Computer & Information Systems Managers

4,520

148

$111,770 $53.70

301, 305-307, 308, 310, 320-323, 327, 330335, 337
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, PS

- Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Analyze and design databases within an application area. (15-1031)
Computer Software Engineers, Applications

6,850

288

$87,370 $42.00

305, 308, 310, 321, 322, 323, 327, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335, 337
Bach, MA/MS

R, PS

- Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. (15-1032)
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

3,800

140

$87,660 $42.10

305, 308, 310, 321, 322, 323, 327, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335, 337
Assoc, Cert, Bach

R, PS, M

- Provide technical assistance to computer system users. Resolve computer problems for clients. Provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, e.g. printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. (15-1041)
Computer Support Specialists

7,360

199

$50,140 $24.10

079, 221-226, 229-232, 301, 306, 315, 320-323, 327, 330, 332-335, 337, 347, 351, 510, 557-559, 561, 604, 612
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, S

- Analyze user requirements and procedures to automate or improve existing systems and review system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. Test, maintain, monitor, and coordinate the installation of computer programs and systems. (15-1051)
Computer Systems Analysts

9,600

284

much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average much faster than average

$79,820 $38.40

301, 305-308, 310, 320323, 327, 330-335, 337
Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, PS

- Coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database, applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. Train users and provide technical support. (15-1061)
Database Administrators

1,870

77

$75,870 $36.50

301, 305-308, 310, 320323, 327, 330, 331335, 337
Bach

R, L, T, PS

- Install, configure, and support an organization’s computer network, hardware, and applications/systems software. Plan and implement network security measures to protect data. Monitor network to ensure availability to all users. (15-1071)
Network & Computer Systems Administrators Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts

4,250

153

$69,160 $33.30

301, 305-308, 310, 320323, 327, 330-335, 337
Assoc, Bach, Cert

R, L, PS

Analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems, inter/intranet, etc. Maintain peripherals, e.g. printers, connected to the network. Assist users to diagnose/solve data communication problems. (15-1081) 32

-

3,190

162

$70,610 $34.00

015, 079, 221-224, 226, 229-232, 301, 303, 305-308, 310, 315, 320-323, 327, 330-335, 337, 347, 351, 510, 557-559, 561, 604, 612

R, L, T, S

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law, public safety security
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
# empl.
annual opens

&

caree careers in this group range from s security guards and law clerks to animal control workers t

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking a any of these courses: American Government; Civics; Civil Law; Courts & the Judicial Process; Criminal Justice; Ethics & Social Issues; Information Technology Applications; Law, Public Safety, Law Enforcement Services; Political Science; Procedural Criminal Law; Psychology; Sociology; Speech/Communication
Job Outlook (2004-14) growth rank average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals. Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports. (33-9011)
Animal Control Workers

240

18

average

$31,290 $15.00

HS, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with set regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, etc. Use weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain order among prisoners. (33-3012)
Correctional Officers & Jailers

4,420

127

average

$45,170 $21.70

HS, Assoc, Cert, Bach, Military

221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 230, 231, 232

R, L, W, S

- Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites. Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and adults. Report unsafe behavior of children to school officials. (33-9091)
Crossing Guards

1,290

54

faster than average

$26,410 $12.70

HS, OJT

n/a

- Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of federal, state or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution. Perform undercover assignments and surveillance. Obtain and use search/arrest warrants. (33-3021)
Detectives & Criminal Investigators

1,110

36

average

$68,380 $32.90

Assoc, Bach, Cert, OJT

221-229, 232, 241, 243, 301, 303, 305, 315, 320322, 332, 333, 335
HS, Assoc, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Control and extinguish fires. Administer first-aid and CPR to injured persons. Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites. Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment. Take action to contain hazardous chemicals that may catch fire, leak, or spill. (33-2011)
Fire Fighters

3,870

152

faster than average

$47,020 $22.60

242, 333

R, L, S

- Investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions. Inspect building to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations. Identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with fire codes/regulations. (33-2021)
Fire Inspectors & Investigators

280

11

faster than average

$54,140 $26.00

Assoc, Bach, Cert

242, 333

R, L, T, PS, W, S

- Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases, and determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May issue marriage licenses and perform wedding ceremonies. (23-1023)
Judges, Magistrate Judges, & Magistrates

260

7

faster than average

$134,390 $64.60

Bach, J.D., Experience in a Related Occupation

321, 331, 335, 337

R, L, T, PS, W, S

- Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases. Assist lawyers or judges by researching or preparing legal documents. May meet with clients or assist lawyers and judges in court. (23-2092)
Law Clerks

310

<5

slower than average

$41,910 $20.10

Bach, J.D.

321, 331, 335, 337

R, L, T, PS, W

- Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law. (23-1011)
Lawyers

10,780

193

average

$117,840 $56.70

J.D.

321, 331, 335, 337

R, L, T, W, S

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law, public safety+security
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants. Rescue distressed/injured persons, using rescue/first-aid techniques and equipment. (33-9092)
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Recreational Safety Workers

1,290

109

much faster than average faster than average

$21,530 $10.40

OJT, Experience in a Related Field

L, T, S

- Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents, e.g. briefs, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements. Conduct research to support legal proceedings, formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. (23-2011)
Paralegals & Legal Assistants

Assoc, Bach, Cert

4,620

104

$48,350 $23.20

015, 095, 224, 225, 229, 303, 320, 321, 322, 332, 333, 463, 490
HS, Assoc, Cert, Bach, Military

R, L, T, W, S

- Provide public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, etc. Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic/criminal cases. (33-3051)
Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

7,320

243

average

$56,840 $27.30

221-229, 232, 241, 243, 301, 303, 315, 320-322, 332, 333, 335, 347

R, L, W, S

- Determine response needs by questioning callers as to location and nature of complaint to dispatch emergency units. Record details of calls, dispatches, and messages. Relay information to/from emergency sites, law enforcement agencies, etc. (43-5031)
Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers

1,330

40

average

$37,260 $17.90

HS, OJT

R, L, W, S

- Detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment, or seek, examine, and compile information for client. Testify at hearings and court trials to present evidence. (33-9021)
Private Detectives & Investigators

270

9

faster than average

$42,710 $20.50

HS, Assoc, Cert, Experience in a Related Field, Military

221-229, 232, 301, 303, 315, 320-322, 332, 333, 335
HS, Cert, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Patrol industrial and commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates. Answer alarms and investigate disturbances. Monitor and authorize entry and departure of employees/visitors, to maintain security of premises. (33-9032)
Security Guards Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting/Prevention Workers

12,210

325

slower than average faster than average

$26,900 $12.90

223, 225, 227, 333

R, L, T, W, S

Supervise and evaluate performance, and administer the training of fire fighters. Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types/probable causes, damage estimates, etc. (33-1021)
Supervisors/Managers of Police & Detectives

950

50

$71,440 $34.40

Bach, Experience in a Related Field

242, 333
Bach, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, T, W, S

- Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations. (33-1022)

1,530

59

average

$76,050 $36.60

221-229, 232, 241, 243, 301, 303, 315, 320-322, 332, 333, 335, 347

R, L, T, W, S

Best Jobs for People Who Are... Hands-On Consider yourself a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together? Are working with tools and machines your specialty? Hands-on people tend to be practical and straightforward, and like to work with physical objects such as wood, plants, or even jewelry. These folks are comfortable working alone and prefer doing the talking as opposed to being talked to. If this sounds like you, consider any of these careers:

Airline Pilot Electrician Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician Machinist Mechanical Engineering Technician Locksmith Jeweler/Precious Stone Worker Radiologic Technologist Dentist Renewable Energy Technologist Surgical Technologist 34
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Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

careers in this group range from cabinetmakers to dental lab technicians

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider t taking any of these courses: Advanced Algebra/Calculus; Chemistry; Computer Applications; Design for Manufacturability; Electronics; Geometry; Manufacturing Occupations/Technology; Manufacturing Production Processes; Materials & Processes; Physics; Safety in the Workplace; Quality Assurance Concepts & Techniques; Woodworking
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
HS, Appren, OJT, Cert

basic skills

- Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. (51-7011)
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters

1,600

52

average

$37,250 $17.90

260, 261, 263-265, 267270, 272-276, 278, 280

R, L, S, M

- Control or operate an entire chemical process or system of machines. Draw samples of products, and conduct quality control tests to monitor processing and ensure standards are met. Calculate material requirements or yields according to formulas. (51-8091)
Chemical Plant & System Operators

490

16

slower than average

$54,180 $26.10

OJT, Cert, Assoc

222, 333

R, L, S

- Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, etc., and perform minor repairs and adjustments. Inspect parts, equipment, and vehicles for cleanliness, damage, and compliance with standards or regulations. (53-7061)
Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment

4,190

180

average

$23,600 $11.40

OJT

L

- Fabricate, alter, and repair dental devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, and appliances for straightening teeth. Read prescriptions/specifications, and examine dental impressions, to determine the design of products to be constructed. (51-9081)
Dental Laboratory Technicians

640

17

slower than average

$72,470 $34.80

HS, OJT, Military

264

R, L, T, S

- Apply electrical and electronic theory and knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, and machinery for use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. (17-3023)
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technicians

2,280

56

slower than average

$54,870 $26.40

Assoc, Military

222, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 231, 332
HS, Cert, Assoc

R, L, M

- Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, e.g. industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas. Perform routine preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, and repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems. (49-2094)
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Industrial

1,030

28

average

$48,160 $23.20

029, 038, 085-088, 221232, 261, 263, 265-269, 272-274, 276, 278, 280, 332, 410

R, L

- Provide assistance to more skilled workers involved in the adjustment, maintenance, part replacement, and repair of tools, equipment, and machines. Examine and test machinery, equipment, and parts to ensure proper functioning. (49-9098)
Helpers-Installation, Maint., & Repair Workers

1,170

53

faster than average

$29,970 $14.40

HS, OJT

L

- Apply engineering principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. Recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, to increase production. (17-3026)
Industrial Engineering Technicians

950

24

slower than average much slower than average

$54,480 $26.20

Assoc

221, 222, 224, 225, 227, 229, 231, 305, 333
Assoc, Bach, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, PS, S

- Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications. Develop budgets and approve expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources. (11-3051)
Industrial Production Managers

3,180

62

$91,390 $43.90

225, 305, 310, 333, 349

R, L, T, PS, S

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manufacturing
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Manually load or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, platforms, cars, or lifting devices. (53-7051)
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators

5,130

131

average

$31,900 $15.30

HS, OJT, Cert

006

R, L, T, M

- Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Include diamond polishers, gem cutters and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, or setting stones for jewelry and other products. (51-9071)
Jewelers & Precious Stone/Metal Workers

290

10

much faster than average slower than average much slower than average slower than average

$50,940 $24.50

OJT, Cert, Appren

R, M

- Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes. Keep records of company locks and keys. Install safes, vault doors, and deposit boxes according to blueprints. (49-9094)
Locksmiths & Safe Repairers

240

10

$47,110 $22.70

HS, Appren, Cert, OJT

R, L, T

- Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Set up, adjust, and operate basic machine tools, e.g. lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders, and many advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations. (51-4041)
Machinists

8,230

192

$38,060 $18.30

HS, Assoc, Cert, OJT, Appren

221, 222, 224, 260, 261, 263-270, 273-276, 278, 280
Assoc

R, L, M

- Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products such as industrial machinery or equipment, and measuring instruments, under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists. (17-3027)
Mechanical Engineering Technicians

1,290

31

$50,210 $24.10

222, 225, 227, 229, 231, 305, 332
Cert, Assoc, OJT

R, L, T, PS, M

- Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment. Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair and replace defective parts. Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment. (49-9062)
Medical Equipment Repairers

340

15

faster than average

$46,110 $22.20

029, 038, 085-088, 221232, 261, 263, 265-269, 272-274, 276, 278, 280, 332, 410
Bach, OJT, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, T, W, S

- Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, materials, or services necessary for the operation of a company. Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals. Analyze price proposals, financial reports, etc. to determine reasonable prices for goods and services. (13-1023)
Purchasing Agents

4,160

117

slower than average

$60,010 $28.90

321

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Fabricate, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, e.g. ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Determine project requirements, and convert blueprints into drawings to be followed in the assembly of sheet metal products. (47-2211)
Sheet Metal Workers

2,320

72

average

$46,590 $22.40

HS, Appren, OJT

627

R, L, W, S, M

- Fit, alter, repair, and make made-to-measure clothing, according to customers’ and clothing manufacturers’ specifications and fit, and applying principles of garment design, construction, and styling. (51-6052)
Tailors, Dressmakers, & Custom Sewers

980

21

slower than average much slower than average faster than average

$26,730 $12.90

HS, OJT

260, 261, 263, 264, 278

R, L, T, S

- Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component. Perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. (51-2092)
Team Assemblers

11,680

302

$29,490 $14.20

HS, OJT

R, L

- Setup, rearrange, or remove switching/dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication equipment. Install equipment, wiring and telephone jacks in sites under construction. (49-2022)
Telecommunications Equip. Installers & Repairers

1,550

51

$49,190 $23.70

HS, Appren, Cert, OJT

226, 231, 410

R, L, T, S

36

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see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
# empl.
annual opens

&

careers in this group range from cashiers and hairdressers to real estate brokers

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taki taking any of these courses: Accounting; Advertising; Algebra; Calculus; Business Management; Business & Technical Writing; Computer Applications; Entrepreneurship/Small Business Ownership; Marketing & Sales; Office Technology; Research/Market Research Methods; Real Estate Practices; Speech/Communication; Statistics
Job Outlook (2004-14) growth rank average annual/ hourly wages $91,860 $44.20

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MBA, Experience in a Related Occupation

basic skills

- Plan and direct advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, e.g. posters, contests, coupons, or giveaways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, organization, or on an account basis. (11-2011)
Advertising & Promotions Managers

640

22

much faster than average much faster than average

321, 323, 331, 333
Assoc, Bach, OJT

R, L, T, W, S

- Sell or solicit advertising, including graphic art, advertising space in publications, custom made signs, or TV and radio advertising time. May obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailer to use sales promotion display items. (41-3011)
Advertising Sales Agents

2,150

77

$66,350 $31.90

224, 225, 226, 227, 303, 320, 321, 332
Bach, Cert

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, investment, mortgage, or loan purposes. Evaluate land and neighborhoods where properties are situated, considering locations/trends or impending changes that could influence values. (13-2021)
Appraisers & Assessors of Real Estate

1,050

30

average

$58,600 $28.20

171, 172, 174, 177-179, 183, 187, 192, 407, 419, 436, 482, 492, 526-529, 532-534, 539, 542, 546, 552, 572
HS, OJT

R, L, T, PS, W, S, M

- Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. Usually involves use of electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. Often involved in processing credit or debit card transactions and validating checks. (14-2011)
Cashiers

1,110

36

slower than average faster than average faster than average much faster than average

$20,410 $9.80

L, S, M

- Prepare merchandise for display, or for purchase or rental. Answer telephones to provide information and receive orders. Compute charges for merchandise or services and receive payments. Prepare rental forms and keep records of transactions. (41-2021)
Counter & Rental Clerks

3,720

195

$27,300 $13.10

HS, OJT

R, L, S, M

- Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up and deliver items, such as laundry. Includes newspaper delivery drivers. (53-3031)
Driver/Sales Workers

3,880

113

$30,410 $14.60

OJT

R, L, T, S, M

- Perform a variety of tasks during funeral service, e.g. placing casket with deceased in parlor or chapel; arranging floral offerings; and assisting mourners. Transfer the deceased to funeral homes in hearses. Drive hearses or limosines in funeral processions. (39-4021)
Funeral Attendants

450

21

$26,980 $13.00

OJT

R, L, T, W, S

HS, Cert

- Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, wigs, hair extensions, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. (39-5012)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists

10,750

348

faster than average

$29,320 $14.10

125-128, 132, 134-136, 140, 142, 146, 148, 150-169, 260-261, 263-265, 267-269, 271-276, 278, 455-457, 474475, 477, 478, 521-522, 525, 613-617, 619-621
Assoc, Bach, Cert

R, L, T, S

- Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Confer with client to determine design budget, function of space, and architectural preferences. Advise client on space planning, layout of furnishings/accessories, and color coordination. (27-1025)
Interior Designers

1,090

26

faster than average

$56,400 $27.10

229, 319, 330, 333, 611

R, L, T, W, S, M

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marketing, sales+service
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MBA, Experience in a Related Occupation

basic skills

- Identify, develop, and evaluate marketing strategy, based on knowledge of company objectives, market characteristics, and cost and markup factors. Develop pricing strategies, balancing company objectives and customer satisfaction. (51-9071)
Marketing Managers

290

10

faster than average

$50,940 $24.50

301, 305, 308, 310, 315, 320-323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337, 339, 349
Bach, MBA, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, T, W, S

Manage and oversee operations, maintenance, administration, and improvement projects of commercial or residential properties. Determine/certify prospective tenant eligibility. Investigate and resolve tenant complaints/violations. (11-9141)
Property, Real Estate, & Community Assoc. Managers

2,750

95

much faster than average

$64,030 $30.80

224, 301, 305, 308, 310, 315, 320-323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337, 339, 349
HS, Assoc, Cert

R, L, T, S

- Operate or work for a commercial real estate office, overseeing real estate transactions. Sell or rent commercial real estate properties and arrange loans. Maintain knowledge of real estate law, local economies, fair housing laws, mortgages, and financing options. (41-9021)
Real Estate Brokers

1,410

44

faster than average

$94,240 $45.30

170, 172-179, 180-193, 195198, 224, 401-409, 411, 413, 416, 436, 480, 482-483, 492, 526-535, 539, 541-546, 550552, 567, 571-577, 586
HS, Cert

R, L, T, S

- Rent, buy, sell and promote properties for clients. Research listings and show properties to prospective clients. Prepare purchase/closing documents, deeds and leases. Coordinate property closings, overseeing document signage, and disbursement of funds. (41-9022)
Real Estate Sales Agents

2,560

82

faster than average

$67,080 $32.30

170, 172-179, 180-193, 195198, 224, 401-409, 411, 413, 416, 436, 480, 482-483, 492, 526-535, 539, 541-546, 550552, 567, 571-577, 586

R, L, T, W, S, M

- Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel in a retail establishment. Open and close cash registers, balance cash drawers, and make deposits. Ticket, arrange and display merchandise to promote sales. (41-2031)
Retail Salespersons

51,500

2,594

faster than average

$28,010 $13.50

HS, OJT

R, L, W, S, M

- Directly supervise sales workers in a retail establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties. (41-1011)
Supervisors/Managers of Retail Salespersons

18,630

473

average

$43,310 $20.80

HS, OJT, Experience in a Related Occupation, Cert

R, L, T

225, 226, 227, 232 faster than average
$86,610 $41.60
Bach, Experience in a Related Occupation

- Sell products requiring extensive technical expertise and support for installation and use, such as material handling equipment, numerical-control machinery, and computer systems. Develop, present, or respond to proposals for specific customer requirements. (41-9031)
Sales Engineers

1,830

76

305, 306, 308, 310, 327, 330-333, 337, 339
Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, W

- Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas and goals, and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers. (11-2022)
Sales Managers

4,450

159

faster than average

$113,230 $54.40

301, 305, 308, 310, 315, 320-323, 326, 330-333, 335, 337, 339, 349
Assoc, OJT, Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, T, S, M

- Sell goods for wholesalers/manufacturers to businesses or individuals. Prepare drawings, estimates, and bids that meet specific customer needs. Arrange and direct delivery and installation of products and equipment. (41-4012)
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Mfg Sales Representatives, Technical & Scientific Products

20,410

764

faster than average

$73,760 $35.50

courses related to product(s) being sold
Assoc, OJT, Bach Experience in a Related Occupation

R, L, T, S

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics. Quote prices, credit terms and other bid specifications. (41-4011) 38

-

6,960

233

average

$83,590 $40.20

courses related to product(s) being sold

R, L, T, S

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science, technology, engineering mathematics (STEM)
Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these courses: Advanced Algebra/Calculus; Chemistry/Organic Chemistry; Civil Engineering & Architecture; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Differential Equations; Digital Electronics; Engineering Design/Analysis/Processes/Innovation; Information Technology Applications; Microbiology; Physics; Speech/Communication; Statistics; Technical Writing; Trigonometry
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

&

see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. (17-2011)
Aerospace Engineers

3,570

95

slower than average

$75,730 $36.40

see Mechanical Engineers for related programs

Bach, MA/MS

R, L, T, W, S

- Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, e.g. radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles. Keep records of maintenance/repair work. Interpret flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems. (49-2091)
Avionics Technicians

380

13

faster than average

$51,020 $24.50

Assoc, Cert, Bach

223, 227, 230, 231, 268, 281
Bach, MA/MS, Ph.D.

R, L

- Study the chemical composition and physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy. Conduct research on the chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. (19-1021)
Biochemists & Biophysicists

1,400

57

faster than average

$85,270 $41.00

301, 305, 306, 307, 308, 320-323, 326, 327, 330335, 337
Assoc, Bach

R, L, T, PS, W, S, Sci R, L, T, S, M, Sci R, L, PS, W, M, Sci R, L, T, S, M R, L, T, PS, W, S, Sci R, L, T, PS, S, M

- Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate and maintain lab instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate/record results. Participate in the research, development, and manufacturing of medicines. (19-4021)
Biological Technicians

1,010

29

faster than average much faster than average

$48,590 $23.40

222, 223, 226, 231, 305, 331, 333

- Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, e.g. gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. (17-2041)
Chemical Engineers

450

20

$84,770 $40.80

Bach, MA/MS

331, 333, 337

- Conduct chemical and physical lab tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, etc. (19-4031)
Chemical Technicians

810

28

average

$43,890 $21.10

Assoc, Bach

222, 337

- Conduct qualitative/quantitative chemical analyses or chemical experiments in laboratories for quality or process control, or to develop new products or knowledge. Analyze organic/inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, etc. (19-2031)
Chemists

1,870

69

slower than average

Bach, MA/MS, Ph.D.

$71,620 $34.40

301, 305, 306, 308, 321, 322, 323, 326, 327, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337

- Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists. (17-3022)
Civil Engineering Technicians

440

12

average

$61,360 $29.50

Assoc, Bach

222, 227, 229, 305, 332

- Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of buildings, roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, dams, pipelines, power plants, etc. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. (17-2051)
Civil Engineers

3,250

79

average

$76,550 $36.80

Bach, MA/MS

331, 332, 333, 339

R, L, M, Sci

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science, technology, engineering+mathematics (STEM)
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes
Bach, MA/MS

basic skills

- Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes. Supervise and train project team members as necessary. (17-2071)
Electrical Engineers

2,180

60

average

$78,570 $37.80

305, 308, 310, 330, 331, 332, 333, 337, 339

R, L, T, PS

- Research, design, develop, and test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use utilizing electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in telecommunications, aerospace, etc. (17-2072)
Electronics Engineers

1,620

47

average

$78,300 $37.60

Bach, MA/MS

305, 308, 310, 330, 331, 332, 333, 337, 339
Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Field

R, L, PS, M

- Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence. (11-9041)
Engineering Managers

3,420

89

average

$107,190 $51.50

305, 308, 310, 331, 333
MA/MS, Ph.D.

R, L, T, PS, M R, L, W, M, Sci R, L, T, W, S R, L, T, PS, W, S, M R, L, T, PS, W, S, M, Sci R, L, T, PS, W, Sci R, L, T, PS, W, Sci

- Conduct research investigation for identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants/ hazards that affect the environment/public health. Respond to and investigate hazardous conditions, or outbreaks of disease/food poisoning. (19-2041)
Environmental Scientists & Specialists

690

18

average

$49,760 $23.90

305, 306, 315, 320, 322, 326, 327, 331, 333, 337

- Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy. Report accident investigation findings. (17-2111)
Health & Safety Engineers

320

10

average

$72,880 $35.00

Bach, MA/MS

- Design, develop, test, evaluate, and recommend enhancements to integrated systems for managing industrial production processes including human work factors, quality/inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. (17-2112)
Industrial Engineers

3,420

108

average

$75,610 $36.40

Bach, MA/MS

331, 333

- Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical equipment. Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to evaluate the design’s feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements. (17-2141)
Mechanical Engineers

6,200

172

slower than average much faster than average

$82,160 $39.50

Bach, MA/MS

305, 308, 310, 330, 331, 332, 333, 337, 339
M.D., Ph.D., Experience in a Related Occupation

- Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation or other research, production, technical writing, or related activities. (19-1042)
Medical Scientists

1,790

65

$88,240 $42.40

331, 334, 337, 340

- Provide laboratory services for health departments, environmental programs, and physicians for diagnosis/treatment information. Perform tests on water, food, and environment to detect harmful microorganisms and gain info on sources of pollution/contamination. (19-1022)
Microbiologists

920

36

average

$58,000 $27.90

Ph.D.

331, 337
Bach, MA/MS, Experience in a Related Occupation

- Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Develop innovative technology and train staff for its implementation. (11-9121)
Natural Sciences Managers

980

29

faster than average

$100,290 $48.20

degree in science field plus management skills
Assoc, Cert, OJT, Military

R, L, T, S

- Adjust and operate surveying instruments, e.g. electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers. Calculate mapmaking info from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps. (17-3031)
Surveying & Mapping Technicians

380

16

average

$42,440 $20.40

231

R, L, T, PS, M

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transportation, distribution logistics
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

&

careers in this group range from airline pilots to mail carriers

Want to take a journey on this career path? Consider taking any of these courses: co Advanced Algebra; Applications in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; Auto Mechanics; Calculus; Computer Applications; Energy, Power, Transportation & the Environment; Geometry; Land, Air, Water & Space Transportation Systems; Physics; Vehicular Transportation Systems
average annual/ hourly wages

growth rank

education/ training routes & site codes
Assoc, Cert, Bach

basic skills

- Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, e.g. hydraulic/pneumatic systems. Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and de-icers to locate cracks, leaks, breaks, etc. (49-3011)
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians

740

31

much faster than average much faster than average

$46,590 $22.40

223, 227, 230, 231, 268, 281
Bach, Cert, Military

R, L, PS, W

- Pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport rating and certification in specific aircraft type used. (53-2011)
Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers

210

12

$101,890 $49.00

225
HS, Appren, OJT, Cert

R, L, PS, S

- Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames. File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools. Prime and paint repaired surfaces, using paint sprayguns and sanders. (49-3021)
Automotive Body & Related Repairers

3,120

84

average

$39,820 $19.10

038, 260, 268, 269, 271, 273, 274, 275, 276, 278
HS, Assoc, Appren, Cert

R, T, PS

- Repair a system or component on a vehicle, e.g. brakes, suspension, or radiator. Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage/malfunctions. Perform routine maintenance services e.g. oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups. (49-3023)
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics

10,470

431

faster than average

$41,460 $19.90

029, 038, 077, 085-088, 225, 231, 260-261, 263-269, 270-276, 278, 280, 557
Assoc, Appren, Cert

R, L, T, PS

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, etc. to ensure that they are in proper operating condition. (49-3031)
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists

2,460

86

average

$45,800 $22.00

038, 270

R, L, S, M

- Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, etc. over specified routes or destinations according to time schedules in order to transport passengers, complying with traffic regulations.. May collect fares or tickets. (53-3021)
Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity

2,100

75

faster than average much faster than average slower than average

$28,680 $13.80

HS, Cert, OJT

006, 038, 078, 092, 464

R, L, T, S, M

- Pilot and navigate the flight of small fixed or rotary winged aircraft, primarily for the transport of cargo and passengers. Plan flights, following government and company regulations, using aeronautical charts and navigation instruments. (53-2012)
Commercial Pilots

220

18

$68,570 $33.00

Bach, Cert, Military

225

R, L, T, S

- Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. (43-5032)
Dispatchers, excl. Police, Fire, & Ambulance

2,160

56

$37,630 $18.10

OJT

R, L, T, S

- Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles. Inspect and test electrical/electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions. Estimate costs of repairs. (49-2096)
Electronic Equipment Installers/Repairers, Auto

300

10

faster than average

$34,130 $16.40

R, L, 029, 038, 085, 086-088, T, W, 221-232, 261, 263, 265-266, S, M 268-269, 272-274, 276, 278, 280, 332, 410

HS, Assoc, Appren, Cert

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transportation, distribution+logistics
see page 13 for Career Table definitions
Occupation - Job Description (SOC Code)
Job Outlook (2004-14) # empl.
annual opens

growth rank

average annual/ hourly wages

education/ training routes & site codes

basic skills

- Move freight, stock, and other materials to and from storage and production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, and containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, and other equipment. (53-7062)
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand

19,050

645

slower than average

$27,150 $13.10

OJT

R, L, T

- Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources. (13-1081)
Logisticians

540

14

average

$67,570 $32.50

Bach

305, 333

R, L, T, W

- Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining. (49-3042)
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

620

19

average

$47,660 $22.90

HS, Appren, Cert, Experience in a Related Field

PS

038, 270

- Repairs and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment of gasoline or diesel powered inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Mount motors to boats and operate boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests. (49-3051)
Motorboat Mechanics

360

19

much faster than average much faster than average faster than average much slower than average much faster than average faster than average

$46,180 $22.20

HS, OJT, Cert

R, T

- Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles. Dismantle and reassemble engines and repair or replace defective parts. (49-3052)
Motorcycle Mechanics

220

12

$35,840 $17.20

HS, OJT, Cert

038

R, L, PS

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, and related equipment. Reassemble engines and perform routine engine maintenance. (49-3053)
Outdoor Power Equipment & Small Engine Mechanics

540

21

$33,500 $16.10

HS, OJT, Cert

R, L, PS, W, S, M

- Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot. Obtain signed receipts for registered, certified, and insured mail; collect associated charges; and complete required paperwork. Record address changes and redirect mail. (43-5052)
Postal Service Mail Carriers

4,900

154

$45,360 $21.80

HS, OJT

R, L, T

- Drive taxicabs, limousines, company cars, or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers. Communicate with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service. (53-3041)
Taxi Drivers & Chauffeurs

3,660

92

$28,240 $13.60

HS, OJT

L, T, M

- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities related to dispatching, routing, and tracking land, air, and rail transportation vehicles. Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, and shipping products/materials. (11-3071)
Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers

1,180

38

$84,330 $40.60

HS, Assoc, Bach Experience in a Related Occupation

305, 333

R, L, T, W, S

- Drive trucks or tractor-trailer combos with multi-ton capacities, to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements. (53-3032)
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

14,280

337

average

$40,030 $19.20

HS, Cert, OJT

006, 038, 078, 092, 464

R, L, T, S, M

- Drive and maintain a truck or van with capacities under 3 tons to transport merchandise to and from specified destinations. Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements. (53-3033)
Truck Drivers, Light & Delivery Services

13,280

252

average

$31,430 $15.10

HS, OJT

R, L, T, S

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ConnecticutSchools, Colleges+Universities
PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS

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Norwalk Newington Stratford Hartford Colchester Meriden Groton Seymour Norwich Stratford Torrington Southbury Guilford West Haven Willimantic Southport Old Greenwich Niantic New London Fairfield Enfield Old Lyme Suffield Ridgefield Greenwich West Haven Stamford Naugatuck Branford Stamford Old Saybrook Middletown Shelton Stamford North Haven Harwinton Norwich South Woodstock Shelton Waterbury Torrington Rocky Hill Ridgefield East Haven West Hartford Manchester

phone
(203) 878-4900 (203) 838-0753 (860) 667-2266 (203) 375-2849 (860) 296-1845 (860) 537-9925 (203) 237-6683 (860) 448-6015 (203) 888-9075 (860) 887-1364 (203) 378-2221 (860) 482-4386 (203) 264-0050 (203) 458-3334 (203) 937-8263 (860) 423-6339 (203) 255-4886 (203) 637-9154 (860) 739-2466 (860) 625-8294 (203) 237-6683 (860) 741-5562 (860) 437-0222 (860) 668-2086 (203) 438-3440 (203) 550-7609 (203) 931-0387 (203) 550-7609 (203) 264-8481 (203) 488-5760 (203) 326-3315 (203) 623-3369 (860) 346-3282 (800) 431-0571 (800) 544-3000 (203) 234-3938 (860) 482-7044 (860) 887-4163 (860) 928-6463 (203) 924-9544 (203) 596-2240 (860) 626-7222 (860) 571-6987 (203) 438-8858 (203) 467-1135 (860) 561-3120 (860) 646-4793

code
001 003 006 014 015 017 023 026 027 028 029 035 038 039 040 041 042 050 060 062 066 070 077 078 079 085 086 087 088 091 092 094 095 100 105 108 125 126 127 128 132 134 135 136 140 142 Stone Academy

school name
Boston Bartenders School of America Allstate Commercial Driver Training School Boston Bartenders School of America Branford Hall Career Institute Butler Business School Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy Connecticut K-9 Education Center Connecticut School of Broadcasting Connecticut School of Broadcasting Porter and Chester Institute of Branford Connecticut Training Center, Inc. Baran Institute of Technology Stone Academy A.B. Training Center Dent-Temp Careers, LLC Eastern CT Radio Academy Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Sciences, LLC Hartford Conservatory Fox Institute of Business Institute of Children’s Literature John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center Lincoln Technical Institute New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT Ridley-Lowell Porter and Chester Institute Porter and Chester Institute Porter and Chester Institute Porter and Chester Institute American Red Cross Vocational School Independent CT Petroleum Association/Tech Ed Center Institute of Healing Arts & Sciences, LLC Training Direct, LLC Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology Shoreline School of Art & Music Connecticut Culinary Institute Amisha Hair, Skin, and Nails CEHJ Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering Head Quarters Barber Institute Kelly & Company Academy of Cosmetology Paul Mitchell The School Connecticut Institute of Hair Design Brio Academy of Cosmetology Creative School of Hairdressing North Haven Academy Leon Institute of Hair Design

city
Hamden Hamden Shelton Wethersfield Branford Bridgeport Newington Newington Farmington Stratford Branford East Hartford East Windsor Waterbury Waterford Danbury Willimantic Southbury Hartford West Hartford West Redding Berlin New Britain Somers New London Enfield Rocky Hill Stratford Watertown East Hartford Cromwell Bloomfield Bridgeport Mystic Branford Hartford Thomaston Hartford Bridgeport New Milford Danbury Wolcott East Hartford Manchester North Haven Bridgeport

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ConnecticutSchools, Colleges+Universities
code
196 197 198 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 413 415 416 418 419 420 424 425 426 430 436 439 447 450 452 453 455 456 457 463 464 465 469 471 473 474 475 477 478 480 482 483 490

school name
A Professional Valuation & Real Estate School The Real Estate School of CT Windham County Soil & Water Conservation District Academy of CT Residential Brokerage Academy of Real Estate Central CT Real Estate School Eastern CT Assoc of Realtors, Commercial Invest. Dev. CT Trust for Historic Preservation Real Estate School Creative Real Estate Instruction National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers Optimum Real Estate Training System P.R.I.D.E. Real Estate University Industrial Management & Training Institute Real Estate & Mortgage Training Institute Real Estate Investment & Career Training The Sawyer School Robkat, Inc. Carmen’s Academy of Nails Value Search Appraisal & Real Estate Educators CT Center for Massage Therapy Connecticut School of Bartending Med-Care Training New Haven Professional School Cook’s Nurse Aide Training Program Professional Business Institute The Sawyer School Educational Training of Wethersfield Dental Careers Institute National Bartenders School Valley Medical Institute Josie’s Big Apple Beauty Academy Pawcatuck School of Hair Design Ricci’s Academy Branford Hall Career Institute D & L Tractor Trailer School Valley Medical Institute Educational Training of Wethersfield at New London Lincoln Tech Institute/Center for Culinary Arts Lincoln Technical Institute Clinton Academy of Hairdressing Fifth Avenue Academy Nirvana Salon Academy Vision Academy of Hairdressing Andover Real Estate Institute Midd-Shore Real Estate School National Real Estate Institute Branford Hall Career Institute Clinton

city
Bridgeport Brooklyn Gales Ferry Stratford North Haven Norwich Hamden Bristol Danbury Bridgeport Milford Waterbury Monroe New Canaan Hamden Norwalk Middlebury Stratford Westport Norwich Brookfield New Haven Plymouth Hamden Hartford Wethersfield Orange Fairfield Trumbull New Haven Pawcatuck Newtown Windsor Bridgeport Waterbury New London Cromwell Hamden Clinton North Haven Wethersfield West Hartford Ridgefield Old Saybrook Middletown Southington

phone
(860) 669-6950 (203) 929-6212 (860) 774-0224 (860) 464-6967 (203) 375-0842 (203) 234-7700 (860) 892-2595 (203) 563-6312 (860) 582-8924 (203) 744-3338 (203) 522-4905 (888) 602-0606 (203) 753-7910 (203) 445-7690 (203) 434-5533 (203) 865-2900 (203) 847-4950 (203) 598-3444 (203) 380-9729 (203) 221-7325 (860) 886-1955 (203) 775-5699 (203) 562-3399 (860) 283-8208 (203) 230-2724 (860) 247-4440 (860) 571-7666 (203) 795-4740 (203) 338-8221 (203) 378-2210 (203) 562-2544 (860) 599-8100 (203) 426-1138 (860) 683-4900 (203) 336-5550 (203) 754-2161 (860) 447-8673 (860) 613-3350 (203) 287-7300 (860) 669-8199 (203) 234-7540 (860) 529-2600 (860) 953-6333 (203) 431-6370 (860) 395-0588 (860) 344-8207 (860) 276-0600

code
492 502 505 510 512 514 515 521 522 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 539 541 542 543 544 545 546 550 551 552 554 556 557 558 559 561 562 567 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 581 586 Learning Unlimited Teamwork, LLC Dent-Temp Careers

school name
Salem

city
Litchfield Stratford Bloomfield Bridgeport New Haven Waterbury Naugatuck Hartford West Haven Torrington Hartford East Hartford Middlebury East Hartford Southbury Rockfall Norwich West Hartford New Milford Wallingford New Milford Bethel Old Saybrook Niantic Bridgeport Bridgeport Fairfield Branford Westport Cromwell Suffield Enfield Plantsville Milford East Hartford Bloomfield Shelton Branford Waterbury Stamford Southington Branford Wethersfield Southington New Britain Plainville

phone
(860) 567-9104 (860) 887-9990 (203) 380-9858 (860) 768-3777 (203) 338-0951 (203) 787-6721 (203) 754-6000 (203) 509-4596 (860) 560-8839 (203) 934-7983 (860) 482-9992 (860) 956-6225 (860) 290-6601 (203) 758-8144 (860) 528-5704 (860) 836-5400 (860) 722-3144 (860) 892-2595 (860) 561-1800 (860) 355-0994 (203) 265-5768 (860) 355-2501 (203) 744-7255 (860) 202-4682 (860) 739-4962 (203) 279-4287 (203) 374-2150 (203) 255-3353 (203) 623-3369 (203) 341-1209 (800) 352-6946 (860) 668-3500 (860) 253-6284 (860) 276-1285 (888) 806-7005 (860) 255-0554 (860) 243-5220 (203) 924-9544 (203) 668-8094 (203) 841-0084 (203) 327-5353 (860) 378-1423 (203) 481-7247 (203) 279-4287 (203) 596-2270 (860) 225-4681 (860) 747-6922

New Horizons Computer Learning Center American Red Cross Vocational School American Red Cross Vocational School/South Central Atlantic Bartender School DiLeo’s The School First Impression Academy of Advanced Cosmetology Shear Brilliance Institute of Hair Design Appraisal Institute/CT Chapter Charters Real Estate Program CT Association of Realtors CT Real Estate Academy Continuous Progress Education Center Corporate Education Center Dynamic Directions Eastern CT Association of Realtors Greater Hartford Association of Realtors Greater New Milford Board of Realtors Mid-State Business & Real Estate Training Center Northeast Career Institute Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors Real Estate Educational Real Estate School of Fairfield County Real Estate School of New England Real Estate Training Education Services Superior Real Estate Training Supreme Real Estate School Westport Real Estate Institute CFA Floral Design School Connecticut Culinary Institute Corporate Training Center Connecticut Computer Service, Inc. Connecticut Computer Service, Inc. Connecticut Computer Service, Inc. CT School of Integrative Manual Therapy Institute of Environmental Management & Technology Ambassador Real Estate School CT Professional Business School, LLC Professional Real Estate Educators Real Estate Development Center Real Estate School of New England Real Estate School of New England Star Real Estate Academy YWCA of New Britain Adult Education & Training Ctr Real Estate Career Institute, Inc.

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ConnecticutSchools, Colleges+Universities
code
588 596 599 600 601 604 605 608 609 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 619 620 621 622 625 626 627 628 629 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654

scho name ool
American Red Cross Vocational School ational CTE, Inc. Adult Education & Training CT Center for Universal Reflexology CT School of Dog Grooming Danae’s Training Center Today’s Tec CT Center for Massage Therapy Kaplan Professional Schools/Inspection Training Assoc. Long Ridge Writers Group School of Interior Redesign New Horizons Fairwest, LLC Academy DiCapelli Avant Garde Salon & Academy Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology Brio Academy of Cosmetology Carlo & Company International Institute of Cosmetology Joseph Steele School of Cosmetology Simone’s Hair Salon & Institute Lincoln Technical Institute National Personal Training Institute John Robert Powers Model, Acting, & Singing Academy Construction Education Center, Inc. Dent-Temp Careers, LLC ENVISION Business & Computer Training Center Stone Academy CT Academy of Medical Coding Danbury Nurses Aide Training Program Medical Coding Academy, LLC American Professional Educational Services Precise Care, LLC Newington Certificate Program Norwalk Hospital/School of Respiratory Care Bridgeport Hospital/School of Nursing Hartford Hospital/School of Allied Health Danbury Hospital/School of Medical Records Stamford Hospital/School of Radiologic Technology Windham Cmmty Mem Hosp/School of Radiologic Tech Yale-N.H. Hosp/School of Diagnostic Ultrasonography CT Medical Training Academy EMS Institute/Stamford Hospital New Haven Sponsor Hospital/Paramedic Program Hospital of St. Raphael/School of Nurse Anesthesia Yale-New Haven Hospital/Dietetic Internship Danbury Hospital/School of Radiologic Technology Danbury Hospital/School of Surgical Technology

city
Waterbury Stamford Wolcott North Haven New Haven Wallingford Groton New Haven West Redding Milford Trumbull Wallingford Branford Branford New Haven Greenwich Wethersfield East Lyme Southington Shelton Norwalk Norwalk Rocky Hill Willimantic West Haven East Hartford Cheshire Danbury New Haven Norwich Bridgeport Newington Norwalk Bridgeport Hartford Danbury Stamford Willimantic New Haven Windsor Locks Stamford New Haven New Haven New Haven Danbury Danbury

phone
(203) 575 9079 575-9079 (203) 352-4876 (203) 879-5551 (203) 234-1116 (203) 865-0000 (203) 265-6351 (860) 446-2299 (203) 789-1169 (800) 624-1476 (203) 783-1556 (203) 375-3370 (203) 294-9496 (203) 481-8443 (203) 841-4101 (800) 424-2746 (203) 869-2300 (860) 571-0330 (860) 739-4586 (860) 621-5739 (203) 929-0592 (800) 960-6294 (203) 853-0080 (860) 529-5886 (866) 336-8836 (203) 934-6882 (860) 569-0618 (203) 271-2631 (203) 797-1461 (203) 848-0496 (860) 886-1463 (866) 840-1014 (860) 667-5304 (203) 852-2479 (203) 384-3205 (860) 545-2611 (203) 797-7195 (203) 276-7877 (860) 456-6871 (203) 688-8227 (860) 623-9937 (203) 276-7068 (203) 562-3320 (203) 789-3351 (203) 688-2949 (203) 797-7182 (203) 797-7724

code
655 656 657 658 659 660 661

school name
Danbury Hospital/School of Medical Technology Hos ital/School Hospital of St. Raphael/Nurse’s Aide Program Bridgeport Hospital/EMS Department Danbury Hospital/Emergency Training Bristol Hospital EMS New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia Bridgeport Hospital/Nurse Anesthesia Program

city
Danbury New Haven Bridgeport Danbury Bristol New Britain Bridgeport

phone
(203) 797 7804 797-7804 (203) 789-3023 (203) 384-3911 (203) 797-7554 (860) 585-3679 (860) 224-5612 (203) 384-3054

TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS

code
260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 278 280 281 A.I. Prince Bullard-Havens

school name

city
Hartford Bridgeport Enfield New Britain Hamden Ansonia Bristol Meriden Danielson Danbury Manchester Stamford Norwich Torrington Milford Groton Middletown Waterbury Willimantic Stratford

phone
(860) 951-7112 (203) 579-6333 (860) 253-3191 (860) 827-7736 (203) 397-4031 (203) 732-1800 (860) 584-8433 (203) 238-6260 (860) 774-8511 (203) 797-4460 (860) 649-5396 (203) 324-7363 (860) 889-8453 (860) 496-5300 (203) 783-5300 (860) 448-0220 (860) 344-7100 (203) 596-4302 (860) 456-3879 (203) 381-9250

Howell Cheney-Satellite E.C. Goodwin Eli Whitney Emmett O’Brien Bristol Tech Ed Center H.C. Wilcox H.H. Ellis Henry Abbott Howell Cheney J.M. Wright Norwich Oliver Wolcott Platt Grasso/Southeastern Vinal W.F. Kaynor Windham School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

code
221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 Asnuntuck Capital Housatonic Manchester Naugatuck Valley Middlesex Three Rivers Northwestern CT Norwalk Quinebaug Valley Gateway Tunxis

school name
Enfield

city
Hartford Bridgeport Manchester Waterbury Middletown Norwich Winsted Norwalk Danielson New Haven Farmington

phone
(860) 253-3000 (860) 906-5000 (203) 332-5000 (860) 512-3000 (203) 575-8040 (860) 343-5800 (860) 886-0177 (860) 738-6300 (203) 857-7000 (860) 412-7200 (203) 285-2000 (860) 255-3500

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. ~ Diogenes Laertius
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ConnecticutSchools, Colleges+Universities
CO OLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS

code
301 303 305 306 307 308 310 311 312 315 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 330 331 332 333 334 335 337 338 339 340 341 342 345 346 347 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 Briarwood College

schooll name
Albertus Magnus College Central CT State University Connecticut College Eastern CT State University Fairfield University Rensselaer at Hartford Hartford Seminary Holy Apostles College & Seminary Mitchell College Paier College of Art Post University Quinnipiac University Sacred Heart University Southern CT State University St. Basil College St. Thomas Seminary St. Joseph College Trinity College University of Bridgeport University of Connecticut University of Hartford University of New Haven Wesleyan University Western CT State University Yale University Charter Oak State College U.S. Coast Guard Academy University of Connecticut-Health Center University of Connecticut-Avery Point University of Connecticut-Stamford Clemens College Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Goodwin College University of Connecticut-Tri Campus The Graduate Institute Gibbs College St. Vincent’s College Legion of Christ College of Humanities University of Connecticut-Law School Alternate Route to Certification Bais Binyomin Academy

city i
New Haven Southington New Britain New London Willimantic Fairfield Hartford Hartford Cromwell New London Hamden Waterbury Hamden Fairfield New Haven Stamford Bloomfield West Hartford Hartford Bridgeport Storrs West Hartford West Haven Middletown Danbury New Haven New Britain New London Farmington Groton Stamford Suffield Old Lyme East Hartford West Hartford New London Norwalk Bridgeport Cheshire Hartford Hartford Stamford

phone h
(203) 773-8550 (860) 628-4751 (860) 832-3200 (860) 447-1911 (860) 465-5000 (203) 254-4000 (860) 548-2400 (860) 509-9500 (860) 632-3010 (860) 701-5000 (203) 287-3031 (203) 596-4500 (203) 582-8200 (203) 371-7999 (203) 392-5200 (203) 324-4578 (860) 242-5573 (860) 232-4571 (860) 297-2000 (203) 576-4000 (860) 486-2000 (860) 768-4100 (203) 932-7000 (860) 685-2000 (203) 837-8200 (203) 432-4771 (860) 832-3800 (860) 444-8444 (860) 679-2000 (860) 405-9019 (203) 251-8400 (860) 668-3515 (860) 434-5232 (860) 528-4111 (860) 570-9288 (860) 701-7708 (203) 838-4173 (203) 576-5235 (203) 271-0805 (860) 570-5000 (860) 947-1300 (203) 325-3451

code
671 672 673 Sage Services, Inc.

school name
City of Milford Employment & Training Opportunities Industrialization Center Milford

city
New Haven New London

phone
(203) 783-3243 (203) 777-7401 (860) 447-1731

STATE SERVICE ACADEMIES

code
241 242 243

school name
Connecticut Police Academy Connecticut Fire Academy Connecticut State Police Training Academy

city
Meriden Windsor Locks Middletown

phone
(203) 238-6505 (860) 627-6363 (860) 685-8490

How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions
by Nathan Newberger Has this ever happened to you?... During a job interview, you are asked: “Tell me about your greatest weakness?” Keep in mind that by asking this question, the interviewer is trying to determine if you engage in self-analysis and how you handle difficult questions. These 5 quick tips will help you to successfully navigate this interview hurdle on your way to landing your ideal job.

tip #1 - mention the downside of a skill

This strategy is successful because you actually answer the weakness question by showcasing a skill. For example, "I am very committed to customer service. Sometimes this leads to my spending quite a bit of time with customers. At times this causes me to lag in other areas."

tip #2 - share a weakness that you’re trying to overcome
This tactic is successful because it shows that you are committed to self-improvement. For example, “I am not really comfortable presenting before an audience. I have joined a public speaking group in order to overcome some of my nervousness.” Another example is, "I currently only speak English. I recognize that the world is getting smaller and I am studying Spanish to be better prepared for the future."

While it is usually preferable to answer with the downside of a skill or a weakness you are working on, sometimes, the best tactic might be to use a weakness that is unrelated to the job. This way you can honestly answer the question while not casting doubt on your ability to fulfill the job requirements. Examples include, "I am a terrible cook" or "I cannot dance." This strategy is useful if you are trying to inject a quick/humorous story into the interview regarding some mishap related to the weakness.

tip #3 - use a weakness that’s not related to the job

tip #4 - do not pretend to be perfect

It is never a good idea to answer this question by saying you have no weaknesses. Everyone has weaknesses. By declaring that you have none, you will appear arrogant.

tip #5 - don’t give a canned or obvious answer

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The best thing about the future is that

This will make you will seem phony and insincere at worst and unimaginative at best. An example of a very over-used answer is, "I am a perfectionist." The interviewer is sure to inwardly roll his/her eyes and subtract points for originality. When talking about your weaknesses, clearly express what you are doing to overcome the weakness and that you are confident your efforts will be successful.

day at a time

~ Abraham Lincoln

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E ducation enables individuals to have more options, more control, and more freedom to choose. Education and training are key to personal, societal, and economic success, and pay off both for the individual and for the economy. In a personal sense, the more knowledge you can acquire, the more power and prestige you will have, and the more potential for personal fulfillment and satisfaction. In an economic sense, the more skill, education, and training the populace has, the more efficient the workforce will be, and the more productive and competitive the economy will become. What do I want to be when I grow up? That’s a question we all ask ourselves, whether we are teenagers or seasoned adults. What does education do to help us in the process? It is an “enabler.” It enables us to earn more money, stay employed, have more choices, and make a better contribution to society. With it we don’t limit our options. Without it we may. Smarter, educated people make better, more thoughtful decisions. Everyone benefits from this. Education improves our productivity and standard of living. You may think, I don’t want to go on to more schooling. I’m tired of school. I just went through 12 years of it! Well you can get paid some now or earn much more later…if you get more training. It won’t take long for you to find out that an entry level low or no-skill job now might make a car payment but won’t do much more. To make good money, you need post-high school training of some kind. More education doesn’t always mean becoming a doctor or lawyer. It means more training past high school. There are thousands of jobs that don’t require four or more years of training. Some workers may get by with just a high school diploma. Some very motivated persons may become very successful by starting from scratch and working their way up the line. However, most won’t. Career advancement is accelerated by more training and education, but career advancement may be stymied by the lack of a license, a certificate, or a degree. Many intelligent workers are dead-ended in their jobs because they lack what their employers or the market require—a degree. The more education workers have, the more competitive they will be in the job market. Employers will typically select the highest qualified applicant. If that person has more education or a degree when the other competitors don’t, Mr. Employer won’t hesitate to take the worker that has the educational edge. The point is, education is essential, for every individual and for society as a whole.
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It's All About Education

ABC + 123 = $ $ $
Education Attained Unemployment Rate
(U.S. 2006)

Median Weekly Earnings
(U.S. 2006)

Professional degree Doctoral degree Master's degree Bachelor's degree Associate degree some college, no degree high school degree less than high school degree

% 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.3 3.0 3.9 4.3 6.8

$ 1,474 1,441 1,140 962 721 674 595 419

note: data is 2006 annual averages for persons age 25 and over source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey

article by John Mathews, Economist Utah Department of Workforce Services

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In the Army National Guard, YOU CAN have it all! As a citizen-soldier who serves part-time in the Army National Guard YOU CAN: • • • • • • HAVE A PART-TIME JOB WITH FULL-TIME BENEFITS EARN MONEY FOR COLLEGE EARN AN ADDITIONAL PAYCHECK SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY GAIN CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FIND ADVENTURE AND CHALLENGE

You can do all of these with part-time service while maintaining a full-time civilian life. Join the National Guard and you can qualify for: 100% Free College Tuition By joining the National Guard you become eligible to attend any Connecticut State College, University, or Community College—TUITION FREE! Tuition Assistance Program If you plan on attending a private school, or will be continuing on with graduate program studies, you can use our Tuition Assistance program. It’s more than the money! The Connecticut National Guard’s role is three-fold. We support our communities, our state and our nation. When called, we serve during times of natural disaster or when deemed necessary by the Governor. When the President calls, we serve as a reserve force to the active duty military. Overseas relief efforts are also a part of the Connecticut National Guard’s mission. In the National Guard you report to work, one weekend a month, right here in Connecticut. In addition, you receive: • • • • • • LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SKILLS PHYSICAL CONDITIONING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES LIFE INSURANCE & RETIREMENT PROGRAMS PERSONAL SELF MOTIVATION

Want an edge when you enter the job market? If you have a career goal in the private sector, you bet the Army National Guard has a corresponding career path. Your job in the Guard can be your ticket into some of the hottest industries and most coveted career fields. Employers are looking for experienced, disciplined individuals. Guard Service will not only provide real-world training in over 100 exciting careers, but it also demonstrates respect and commitment on a résumé. Contact a Recruiter today to learn how the Guard can prepare you for a successful career in any field. Contact A Recruiter So you think you’re up to the challenge? “Duty, Honor, Country” are more than just words to you? Well, there’s only one way to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a member of an elite team of warriors. To learn more, visit our website or call:

WWW.1800GOGUARD.COM 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273)
The Connecticut Career Resource Network expresses its appreciation to the Connecticut National Guard for its generous assistance in distributing CONNECTICUT CAREER PATHS to schools, agencies, and organizations throughout the State.
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