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What does this information tell me?
This description is a quick overview of what workers in this career might do.
"Also known as" shows other common names for this career.
What is the source of this information?
This information comes from the O*NET Resource Center.
Outlook information can tell you whether a career is expected to be in demand in the future—that is, whether there are likely to be job openings if you choose this career. Careers can have one of three outlooks:
You can also view local job listings in this field by clicking "Find job openings" above. This can help you see if local businesses are hiring—another way of looking at demand.
This information comes from the O*NET Resource Center. Learn more about O*NET’s Bright Outlook occupations. Note this information is only available at a national level, so even if you selected a state, you’ll only see this information for the whole country.
Projected employment shows how much employment is expected to grow in this occupation over a 10-year period. This can help you decide if this career is a good choice for future job opportunities. You can look at projected employment in your state, or in other states where you might consider living.
You can see the total number of people employed in this occupation in 2014 (for states) or 2016 (nationally), the number expected to be employed in 2024 or 2026, and rate of growth over those years.
The projections are based on assumptions of unemployment rates and labor productivity growth rates. While the projected numbers may not be exact, they are helpful to compare one career to another, or one location to another.
State-level data come from Projections Central: Long Term Projections.
National-level data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Employment Projections: 2016-26.
This chart shows you a range of how much most workers in this occupation earn per hour, in the location that you selected.
You can select from three views of this data:
Please note that wage data are not available at the city or ZIP code level. If you selected a city or ZIP code, you will see wage data for the regional area.
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, 2016 data. For more detailed state wage data, please find the link to your state's wage data program in the Other Resources box.
This shows you the typical level of education, work experience, and on-the-job training that most people have when they start in this career. Note that these are not requirements for entering this field, but the information can help you understand how qualified you might be.
Interested in starting in this career? You can search for education programs in your local area by clicking “Find local training” above.
This information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections Education and Training Data.
This chart shows you the range of education levels that people who currently work in this field have. You can use this to see if you fit in this range. Note that this includes ALL people who work in this field and not just those getting started.
Interested in getting qualified for this career? You can search for programs that lead to the education needed, in your local area, by clicking “Find local training” above.
When you click "Find certifications" you'll see a list of national certifications that are related to this career. From there, you can learn how to achieve one of these certifications to help you enter or get ahead in this field.
This collection of occupational certifications is collected and regularly updated by CareerOneStop. Learn more at Certification Finder Help.
When you click "Find license details in your state" you'll see the license name and contact information for the agency in your state that oversees licensing for this field. If you have not selected a location, you'll see a list of all state licenses for this occupation.
Information on licensed occupations is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Learn more at License Finder Help.
When you click "Find apprenticeship sponsors" you'll find information that can help you locate apprenticeship opportunities in your state:
Apprenticeship information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeships, and from CareerOneStop. Learn more at Apprenticeship Finder Help.
Information and data in the Occupation Profile come from several U.S. Department of Labor data sources. Learn more and link directly to data sources when you visit the Help page via the link below.