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This chart shows you a range of how much most workers in this occupation earn per hour, in the location that you selected.
The lower rate on the left shows what 25 percent of all workers in this field earn less than, and 75 percent earn more than. If you are just starting out, you can assume you might make closer to this amount than the higher amount, although this is not necessarily a “starting wage.” Often workers with more experience and training earn wages at the higher end.
You can learn more about wages for this and other occupations by clicking “See more wages” above.
The wage information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions.
Will there be jobs?
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Note that these two may be different since the chart includes ALL people who work in this field and not just those getting started.
For example, sometimes career requirements change. People already in the field may not be required to have the higher level of education that new workers need.
You can search for programs that lead to the education needed for this career in your local area, by clicking “Find local training” above.
These data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections: Education and training assignments by detailed occupation, 2018; and Educational attainment for workers 25 years and older by detailed occupation, 2016–17.
This is a list of typical tasks that people in this career might do on the job. You can use this list to get an idea of whether this career might be a good fit for you.
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This information comes from O*NET OnLine's Occupation Information. The first five items on the list are O*NET’s Detailed Work Activities. The second five, shown after you click “More tasks,” are O*NET‘s Tasks.
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