Careers By Field or Industry

Educational and licensing requirements differ for the careers within a particular field or industry, as do job duties and salaries. When you know what field you want to work in, but aren't sure which career within it to choose, use these comparisons to help you decide.

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Administrative Jobs

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Human Resources Assistant, Library Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Paralegal

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Careers Working With Animals

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Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Trainer and Groomer

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Art Careers

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Animator, Desktop Publisher, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Photographer

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Communications and Media Careers

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Broadcast Technician, News Anchor, Photographer, Public Relations Specialist, Reporter, Translator or Interpreter, Writer, Editor

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Computer Science Careers

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Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Software Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Programmer, Computer Support Specialist, Network Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Web Master

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Construction Careers

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Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, HVAC Technician and Construction Project Manager

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Cosmetology Careers

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Hair stylist, barber, makeup artist, esthetician, manicurist and pedicurist

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Criminal Justice Careers

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Attorney, Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Scientist, Special Agent

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Careers in Dentistry

Dentist
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Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Dental Technician

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Education Careers

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Coach, Fitness Trainer, Health Educator, Librarian, Principal, Self-Enrichment Teacher, Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher

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Careers in Engineering

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Engineer and Engineering Technician

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Entertainment Careers

Entertainers
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Animal Trainer, Animator, Athlete, Audio Engineer, Broadcast Technician, Coach, Costume Designer, Makeup Artist, News Anchor, Performing Artist, Producer, Writer

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Financial and Other Business Careers

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Actuary, Assessor, Compliance Officer, Financial Advisor, Financial Examiner, Loan Officer, Real Estate Appraiser, Tax Examiner

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Green Jobs

Green careers
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Agricultural Engineer, Conservationist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Technician, Geoscientist, Hydrologist, Landscape Architect, Urban or Regional Planner

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Health Care Support Careers

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Dental Assistant, Health Services Manager, Home Health Aide, Medical Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Aide, Physical Therapist Assistant and Aide, Veterinary Assistant

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Health Professions

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Audiologist, Dentist, Dietitian and Nutritionist, Doctor, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Veterinarian

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Health Technologist and Technician Careers

Med tech
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Athletic Trainer, Dental Hygienist, EMT and Paramedic, Lab Technologist, Lab Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Pharmacy Technician, Radiologic Technologist and Technician, Surgical Technologist, Ultrasound Technician, Veterinary Technician and Technologist

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International Relations Careers

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Archivist, Diplomat, Foreign Service Officer, Journalist, Language Specialist, Market Research Analyst

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Legal Careers

Lawyer
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Lawyer, Court Reporter, Judge, Mediator, Paralegal

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Library Science Careers

Librarian
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Archivist, Librarian, Library Technician, Library Assistant

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Management Careers

Manager
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Computer and Information Systems Manager, Health Services Manager, Human Resources Specialist, Management Consultant, Marketing Manager, Project Manager, Principal

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Marketing Careers

Marketer
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Advertising Sales Rep, Market Research Analyst, Marketing Manager, Public Relations Specialist, Retail Salesperson, Sales Representative, Survey Researcher

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Mental Health Careers

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Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse

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Careers in Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapist Aide

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Careers in Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist
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Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and Physical Therapist Aide

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Sales Careers

Salesman
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Advertising Sales Rep, Cashier, Insurance Agent, Retail Salesperson, Sales Representative, Stock Trader, Travel Agent

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Science Careers

Scientist
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Biochemist, Biophysicist, Chemist, Conservationist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Technician, Forensic Scientist, Geoscientist, Hydrologist, Medical Scientist

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Careers in Social Change

Social Worker
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Social work, non-profits and volunteering

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Social Science Careers

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Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Geographer, Psychologist, Survey Researcher, Urban and Regional Planner

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Sports Industry Careers

Athlete
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Athlete, Coach, Athletic Trainer, Announcer and Writer

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TV News Careers

TV News Anchor
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Anchor, Reporter, Meteorologist, Producer, News Director, Web Master, Writer and Editor, Camera Operator, Broadcast Technician and Audio Engineer

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Video Game Careers

Video gamer
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Video Game Designer, Video Game Programmer, Animator, Audio Engineer, Writer, Translator, Video Game Tester, Technical Support Professional, Video Game Producer, Marketing Manager, Market Research Analyst and Sales Representative

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Web Careers

Web designers
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Advertising Sales Rep, Graphic Designer, Marketing Manager, Web Developer, Web Master, Writer and Editor