Types of Careers Listed by Industry, Job, and Salary
Looking for a new career or thinking about changing jobs? Here is information on a variety of different careers, organized by industry. You can also check out lists of careers organized by other categories, such as type of position (seasonal, part-time, etc.) and jobs that pay particularly well. Click on a career to learn more about it.
You will learn the steps you need to take to enter that career field, what types of qualifications you will need (including required education, skills, and experience), more specific job titles within the field, and more.
You will also find information on where to find job listings, interview advice, salary information, and more.
Careers Listed by Industry and Title
Below is a list of job titles, organized by industry. If you are not sure what kind of job you are looking for, click on some of the job titles you are interested in. Read the articles to get an idea of what each job entails, and the qualifications you would need to apply.
Airline: The airline industry is a multi-billion-dollar business. The Department of Transportation organizes the industry into four categories: international, national, regional, and cargo. Could your next job be in one of those areas?
Arts: Love art? With a little perseverance and luck, creative types can forge their careers in an arts-related field.
Business: You don’t necessarily need an MBA to make it in business, although many jobs in this category will require some education past high school, as well as an aptitude for numbers.
- Financial Advisor
- Government Jobs
- Human Resources
- Insurance Agent
- Investment Banker
- Market Research Analyst
- Nonprofit Job
Law Enforcement: Educational requirements vary for law enforcement jobs: while federal law enforcement jobs tend to require at least a bachelor’s degree, some police officers can get started in the field with on-the-job training or a few years of college or military experience.
Media: If occupational outlook is the most important factor in your search for a career, most media jobs might seem like a bad bet. But look closer: publishing gigs might be harder to come by, but the world always needs clever wordsmiths. And if you’re tech-savvy, your horizons are unlimited.
Medical: Look at any list of top-paying, fast-growing jobs, and you’ll see healthcare jobs right at the top of the ranking. Even during the depths of the Great Recession, this industry was booming. Of course, these jobs aren’t for everyone: it takes compassion and emotional fortitude to work in this field, as well as the willingness to spend time and money training.
Service Industry: If you think of waitstaff or bartenders when you think of the service industry, you’re only looking at part of the picture. There are many different jobs that involve serving the public. Could one of these be right for you?
- Bank Teller
- Call Center
- Funeral Director
- Hair Stylist
- Personal Fitness Trainer
- Ski Instructor
- Wedding Planner
Teaching: Love teaching? Don’t assume that the classroom is the only place to ply your trade. Technology has made it possible to teach online, while teachers who crave flexibility and human interaction can try subbing, working part-time, or teaching abroad.
Technology: The tech industry is booming, and your career can boom right along with it. You don’t necessarily need a degree to get these jobs. Pick up the necessary skills via online courses, bootcamps, or practical experience, and many employers will put you to work.
- App Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Database Administrator
- Software Developer
- Web Developer
Other: If you haven’t spotted your career on our list just yet, don’t despair. Here are a few of the other growing careers that don’t fit anywhere else.
Jobs Listed by Type of Position
Check out this list of jobs if you are looking for a career to fit a particular situation. For example, if you are looking for a part-time job, or if you are a high school student looking for a job, click on the list that fits your needs.
- First Jobs
- Jobs for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
- Jobs for High School Students
- Part-Time Jobs for College Students
- Jobs for College Graduates
- Jobs Abroad for College Graduates
- Part-Time Jobs
- Temp-to-Perm Jobs
- Seasonal Jobs
- Summer Jobs
- Summer Jobs for Kids
- Summer Jobs for Teachers
- Jobs for Parents
- Work-at-Home Jobs
- Work-at-Home Data Entry Jobs
Types of Jobs That Pay Well
Looking for a job that will allow you to make a very good salary? Check out these lists of jobs that pay well.
- Best First Jobs
- Best Jobs for College Graduates
- Best Jobs That Don't Need a Four-Year College Degree
- Best Paid Hourly Jobs
- Best Paid Jobs for Community College Graduates
- Best Paid Jobs for Women
- Best Paid Management Jobs
- Best Paying Jobs
- Best and Worst Paid Jobs That Require a Master's Degree
- Top 10 Unexpectedly High Paying Jobs
- Top 15 Unique Jobs