Realistic

Realistic people like to work with animals, tools, or machines, and they generally avoid social activities like teaching, healing, and informing others. This personality type values practical things.

Fallers
Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
$40,860 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
Attend to live farm, ranch, or aqua cultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, m
$24,040 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep reco
$22,370 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities
$24,850 per year.
Hospitality & Tourism
Realistic Conventional

Bakers
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.
$25,160 per year.
Hospitality & Tourism
Realistic Conventional

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and v
$21,440 per year.
Hospitality & Tourism
Realistic Conventional

Motion Picture Projectionists
Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.
$21,600 per year.
Hospitality & Tourism
Realistic Conventional

Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
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.
$32,600 per year.
Hospitality & Tourism
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Embalmers
Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.
$43,680 per year.
Human Services
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.
$29,170 per year.
Human Services
Realistic Artistic Enterprising

Computer User Support Specialists
Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, insta
$50,130 per year.
Information Technology
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Helpers-Extraction Workers
Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.
$33,660 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Agricultural Equipment Operators
Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginn
$27,390 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic

Animal Trainers
Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for
$30,340 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic

Butchers and Meat Cutters
Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.
$30,000 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional Enterprising

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use expl
$43,840 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters.
$49,380 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
$31,840 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
Operate machinery such as long wall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or f
$46,540 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic

Pest Control Workers
Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
$32,190 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
$35,230 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.
$56,540 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs usi
$33,850 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routi
$24,740 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Social Investigative

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
$54,590 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Environmental Engineering Technicians
Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of
$49,380 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.
$35,680 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Food Science Technicians
Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.
$36,390 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
$53,830 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.
$32,000 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or waste water.
$43,530 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Conventional

Fish and Game Wardens
Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.
$55,670 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative

Foresters
Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. Ma
$57,140 per year.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Realistic Investigative Enterprising

Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Help brick masons, block masons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
$31,100 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Maintain, clean, nurture, and improve the health and appearance of landscape and property grounds.
$25,650 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.
$50,760 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Carpet Installers
Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.
$40,930 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Enterprising

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.
$39,870 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Enterprising

Construction Laborers
Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instru
$34,490 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of
$42,380 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.
$38,450 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Glaziers
Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops
$42,090 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Highway Maintenance Workers
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. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roa
$36,240 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Hoist and Winch Operators
Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.
$47,710 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.
$36,390 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic

Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.
$44,680 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Painters, Construction and Maintenance
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.
$38,590 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Paperhangers
Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.
$38,630 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
Operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators,
$40,170 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.
$41,860 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.
$51,140 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Roofers
Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures
$38,760 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Sheet Metal Workers
Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten s
$46,870 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic

Structural Iron and Steel Workers
Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.
$45,690 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.
$42,440 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic

Tile and Marble Setters
Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.
$41,820 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Artistic

Civil Engineering Technicians
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.
$49,220 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Crane and Tower Operators
Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials
$46,460 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
$67,380 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.
$62,280 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Electricians
Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
$52,910 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Mechanical Drafters
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
$53,270 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.
$45,540 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Conventional Enterprising

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.
$54,860 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Stonemasons
Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.
$40,120 per year.
Architecture & Construction
Realistic

Etchers and Engravers
Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.
$30,230 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.
$26,140 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional

Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.
$31,560 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
$51,920 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Enterprising

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for conce
$46,040 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Broadcast Technicians
Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or
$44,050 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
$41,750 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
$49,010 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Artistic

Prepress Technicians and Workers
Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.
$39,020 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional

Printing Press Operators
Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.
$36,090 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional

Radio Operators
Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
$43,240 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Conventional

Sound Engineering Technicians
Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
$56,110 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Artistic

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or head ends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May ins
$53,710 per year.
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Couriers and Messengers
Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.
$27,020 per year.
Business Management & Administration
Realistic Conventional Enterprising

Construction and Building Inspectors
Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems
$55,230 per year.
Government & Public Administration
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
$24,900 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Social

Dental Laboratory Technicians
Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.
$34,320 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Food Batchmakers
Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.
$27,850 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Conventional

Medical Equipment Preparers
Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
$32,260 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
$53,050 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Investigative Social

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
$39,340 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer non-radioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.
$56,450 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Social

Surgical Technologists
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeo
$43,480 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Social Conventional

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appe
$216,440 per year.
Health Sciences
Realistic Social Investigative

Food Preparation Workers
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
$20,910 per year.
Hospitality & Tourism
Realistic Conventional

Animal Control Workers
Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
$33,470 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Social Conventional

Bailiffs
Maintain order in courts of law.
$39,840 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Conventional Enterprising

Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, a
$32,040 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Conventional Enterprising

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials han
$41,750 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Conventional

Parking Enforcement Workers
Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.
$36,810 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Conventional

Security Guards
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment
$27,040 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Conventional Enterprising

Transportation Security Screeners
Conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.
$37,130 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Correctional Officers and Jailers
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of
$43,300 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Police Patrol Officers
Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.
$57,780 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Transit and Railroad Police
Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
$57,880 per year.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Realistic Enterprising Conventional

Furniture Finishers
Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.
$29,720 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Artistic

Sewing Machine Operators
Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or non-garment products.
$23,080 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.
$37,730 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Fence Erectors
Erect and Repair Fences and Fence Gates using hand or power tools
$32,410 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.
$29,960 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.
$34,830 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.
$37,600 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.
$30,400 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
$35,060 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, center-edger's, and lens mounters.
$29,920 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
Paint, coat, or decorate articles such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather.
$29,270 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic

Rail Car Repairers
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.
$46,800 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Semiconductor Processors
Perform any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors: load semiconductor material into furnace; saw formed ingots into segments; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; locate cry
$34,780 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liq
$40,340 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.
$26,050 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Artistic

Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing
Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.
$30,770 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Artistic

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles.
$26,950 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
Perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects.
$35,560 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Upholsterers
Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles
$31,750 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
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
$32,940 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.
$38,550 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.
$51,930 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
$38,470 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
$52,940 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.
$36,940 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Elevator Installers and Repairers
Assemble, install, repair or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators or dumb waiters.
$74,140 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers
Shape molten glass according to patterns.
$30,770 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Artistic

Home Appliance Repairers
Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
$37,370 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
$48,690 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Machinists
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or
$40,860 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpe
$37,190 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Millwrights
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
$50,730 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers
$46,970 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Model Makers, Wood
Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.
$31,740 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Artistic Conventional

Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.
$33,620 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Artistic Investigative

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.
$43,400 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Potters, Manufacturing
Operate production machines such as pug mill, jigger machine, or potter's wheel to process clay in manufacture of ceramic, pottery and stoneware products.
$30,770 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Artistic

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
$42,110 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.
$37,260 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional

Tool and Die Makers
Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.
$48,490 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Watch Repairers
Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
$40,590 per year.
Manufacturing
Realistic Conventional Investigative

Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment.
$60,230 per year.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal.
$53,480 per year.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Realistic Investigative Conventional

Electronics Engineering Technicians
Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numeric
$58,070 per year.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Realistic Investigative

Biological Technicians
Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, an
$42,600 per year.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Realistic Investigative Conventional