Interest Area

Business Sciences

Business Sciences consists of several areas of study:  Accounting, Business Management, Computer Information Management, Entrepreneurship, Paralegal Studies, and Real Estate.  These are foundational skills relevant anyone in any career.  Everyone needs to manage finances and file taxes (our own and/or our business’s), supervise people or manage our own time efficiently, understand IT and computer applications, think outside the box and innovate, need legal guidance, and buy and sell real estate.  These are life skills, not just careers.  Challenge yourself, master skills to gain a competitive advantage in the workforce and in life.

Programs

Accounting

ASCOACOP

Business Administration and Management

UC TransferCSU TransferAAASCOACOP

Computer Information Management

ASCOACOP

Entrepreneurship

COP

IVC 30 to CPA

Real Estate

ASCOA
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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Accountants

Median Salary

$75,377

Job Growth

-4%

Education

  • Some College
  • 39%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 14%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 44%
  • Master's Degree
  • 3%
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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators

Median Salary

$30,582

Job Growth

-60%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 83%
  • Certificate
  • 17%
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Administrative Services Managers

Median Salary

$107,960

Job Growth

+5%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 34%
  • Certificate
  • 13%
  • Some College
  • 13%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 12%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 24%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Median Salary

$78,534

Job Growth

+22%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 39%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 41%
  • Master's Degree
  • 17%
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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Median Salary

$43,562

Job Growth

-24%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 58%
  • Certificate
  • 16%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 16%
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Assessors

Median Salary

$77,272

Job Growth

-16%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 43%
  • Certificate
  • 5%
  • Some College
  • 23%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 23%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5%
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Auditors

Median Salary

$75,377

Job Growth

-4%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 57%
  • Master's Degree
  • 43%
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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Median Salary

$49,031

Job Growth

-21%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 47%
  • Certificate
  • 21%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 12%
  • Master's Degree
  • 7%
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Brokerage Clerks

Median Salary

$57,539

Job Growth

-37%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 29%
  • Some College
  • 20%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 13%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 38%
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Budget Analysts

Median Salary

$94,898

Job Growth

-30%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 10%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 64%
  • Master's Degree
  • 12%
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Business Continuity Planners

Median Salary

$76,661

Job Growth

+13%

Education

  • Certificate
  • 5%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 68%
  • Master's Degree
  • 9%
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Business Intelligence Analysts

Median Salary

$81,816

Job Growth

-10%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 81%
  • Master's Degree
  • 14%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 5%
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Chief Executives

Median Salary

$185,975

Job Growth

-5%

Education

  • Some College
  • 6%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 35%
  • Master's Degree
  • 45%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 9%
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City and Regional Planning Aides

Median Salary

$49,733

Job Growth

+16%

Education

  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 35%
  • Master's Degree
  • 50%
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Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators

Median Salary

$33,163

Job Growth

-14%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 92%
  • Some College
  • 4%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
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Climate Change Analysts

Median Salary

$93,390

Job Growth

+7%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 11%
  • Master's Degree
  • 82%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 7%
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Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators

Median Salary

$36,085

Job Growth

-6%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 94%
  • Certificate
  • 2%
  • Some College
  • 4%
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Compensation and Benefits Managers

Median Salary

$136,731

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 86%
  • Master's Degree
  • 14%
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Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Median Salary

$72,625

Job Growth

+5%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 9%
  • Certificate
  • 4%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 70%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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Compliance Managers

Median Salary

$90,891

Job Growth

+5%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 9%
  • Certificate
  • 7%
  • Some College
  • 1%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 63%
  • Master's Degree
  • 14%
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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

Median Salary

$42,062

Job Growth

-11%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 42%
  • Certificate
  • 19%
  • Some College
  • 15%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 12%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 12%
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Construction Managers

Median Salary

$87,788

Job Growth

+18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 90%
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Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Median Salary

$33,008

Job Growth

-19%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 94%
  • Some College
  • 5%
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Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators

Median Salary

$30,410

Job Growth

-24%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 59%
  • Certificate
  • 41%
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Cost Estimators

Median Salary

$71,534

Job Growth

-20%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 5%
  • Certificate
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 64%
  • Master's Degree
  • 18%
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$80,164

Job Growth

-29%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 95%
  • Master's Degree
  • 5%
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$31,529

Job Growth

-4%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 84%
  • Some College
  • 16%
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$76,661

Job Growth

+13%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 50%
  • Certificate
  • 20%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 20%
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Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators

Median Salary

$36,670

Job Growth

-25%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 94%
  • Certificate
  • 5%
  • Some College
  • 1%
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Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators

Median Salary

$34,601

Job Growth

-28%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 76%
  • Certificate
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 7%
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Median Salary

$36,629

Job Growth

-43%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 59%
  • Some College
  • 30%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
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Median Salary

$37,237

Job Growth

-23%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 46%
  • Certificate
  • 33%
  • Some College
  • 12%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6%
  • Master's Degree
  • 3%
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Median Salary

$128,911

Job Growth

+29%

Education

  • Master's Degree
  • 35%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 65%
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Median Salary

$33,348

Job Growth

-9%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 80%
  • Certificate
  • 8%
  • Some College
  • 12%
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Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Median Salary

$33,348

Job Growth

-9%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 53%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 17%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 19%
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Median Salary

$32,021

Job Growth

-62%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 75%
  • Certificate
  • 13%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Master's Degree
  • 7%
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Median Salary

$128,911

Job Growth

+29%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 11%
  • Master's Degree
  • 41%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 48%
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Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

Median Salary

$81,261

Job Growth

+9%

Education

  • Some College
  • 14%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 70%
  • Master's Degree
  • 16%
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Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Median Salary

$71,733

Job Growth

-49%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 24%
  • Certificate
  • 1%
  • Some College
  • 21%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 34%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 12%
  • Master's Degree
  • 8%
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Median Salary

$33,049

Job Growth

-43%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 88%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
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Median Salary

$36,009

Job Growth

-59%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 94%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
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Median Salary

$34,193

Job Growth

-27%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 79%
  • Certificate
  • 9%
  • Some College
  • 8%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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Median Salary

$35,093

Job Growth

-33%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 47%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1%
  • Master's Degree
  • 25%
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Median Salary

$84,311

Job Growth

+4%

Education

  • Associate's Degree
  • 2%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 62%
  • Master's Degree
  • 35%
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Median Salary

$97,425

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 96%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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Median Salary

$139,287

Job Growth

+11%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 17%
  • Certificate
  • 2%
  • Some College
  • 7%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 3%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 57%
  • Master's Degree
  • 14%
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Median Salary

$29,020

Job Growth

-2%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 98%
  • Some College
  • 2%
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Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Median Salary

$33,987

Job Growth

-17%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 73%
  • Certificate
  • 7%
  • Some College
  • 20%
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Median Salary

$37,606

Job Growth

-38%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 100%
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Median Salary

$61,911

Job Growth

+9%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 3%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 78%
  • Master's Degree
  • 9%
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Furnace, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators

Median Salary

$41,047

Job Growth

-8%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 77%
  • Certificate
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2%
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General and Operations Managers

Median Salary

$114,226

Job Growth

-2%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 15%
  • Certificate
  • 9%
  • Some College
  • 19%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 44%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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Median Salary

$35,552

Job Growth

-21%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 82%
  • Certificate
  • 14%
  • Some College
  • 4%
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Heat Treating Equipment Operators

Median Salary

$41,447

Job Growth

-23%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 90%
  • Certificate
  • 10%
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Human Resources Assistants

Median Salary

$45,796

Job Growth

-23%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 21%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 11%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 27%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 34%
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Human Resources Managers

Median Salary

$136,399

Job Growth

+2%

Education

  • Some College
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 83%
  • Master's Degree
  • 13%
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Human Resources Specialists

Median Salary

$69,014

Job Growth

+10%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 14%
  • Certificate
  • 1%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 7%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 48%
  • Master's Degree
  • 25%
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Industrial Production Managers

Median Salary

$105,857

Job Growth

-19%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 7%
  • Certificate
  • 3%
  • Some College
  • 30%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 15%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 42%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Median Salary

$39,980

Job Growth

-21%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 66%
  • Certificate
  • 14%
  • Some College
  • 7%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3%
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Median Salary

$83,215

Job Growth

-29%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 20%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 40%
  • Master's Degree
  • 30%
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Lathe and Turning Machine Operators

Median Salary

$45,006

Job Growth

-30%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 70%
  • Certificate
  • 20%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
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Legal Secretaries

Median Salary

$61,807

Job Growth

-15%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 19%
  • Certificate
  • 8%
  • Some College
  • 30%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 19%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 23%
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Licensing Examiners and Inspectors

Median Salary

$81,261

Job Growth

+9%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 23%
  • Certificate
  • 12%
  • Some College
  • 12%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 44%
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Loan Officers

Median Salary

$61,842

Job Growth

-2%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 13%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 70%
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Logisticians

Median Salary

$84,526

Job Growth

+4%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 8%
  • Certificate
  • 8%
  • Some College
  • 8%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 75%
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Logistics Analysts

Median Salary

$84,526

Job Growth

+4%

Education

  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 23%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 64%
  • Master's Degree
  • 9%
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Logistics Managers

Median Salary

$96,140

Job Growth

-7%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 3%
  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 7%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 70%
  • Master's Degree
  • 17%
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Loss Prevention Managers

Median Salary

$90,891

Job Growth

+5%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 14%
  • Certificate
  • 9%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 59%
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Machine Operators and Tenders for Roasting, Baking, and Drying Food and Tobacco

Median Salary

$32,136

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 84%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 11%
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Median Salary

$97,093

Job Growth

+5%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 50%
  • Master's Degree
  • 50%
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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

Median Salary

$61,149

Job Growth

+14%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 9%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 41%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 36%
  • Master's Degree
  • 5%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 5%
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Manufacturing Production Technicians

Median Salary

$61,149

Job Growth

+14%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 26%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 22%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 17%
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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Median Salary

$65,968

Job Growth

+9%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 61%
  • Master's Degree
  • 39%
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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Median Salary

$55,785

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 8%
  • Certificate
  • 7%
  • Some College
  • 37%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 7%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 41%
View Career

Metal and Plastic Layout Workers

Median Salary

$40,704

Job Growth

-27%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 65%
  • Certificate
  • 12%
  • Some College
  • 15%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
View Career

Metal and Plastic Model Makers

Median Salary

$53,558

Job Growth

-62%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 40%
  • Certificate
  • 39%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 21%
View Career

Metal and Plastic Patternmakers

Median Salary

$49,772

Job Growth

-49%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 42%
  • Certificate
  • 15%
  • Some College
  • 40%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2%
View Career

Milling and Planing Machine Operators

Median Salary

$37,658

Job Growth

-19%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 66%
  • Certificate
  • 1%
  • Some College
  • 26%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 4%
View Career

Mixing and Blending Machine Operators

Median Salary

$36,130

Job Growth

-12%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 88%
  • Certificate
  • 2%
  • Some College
  • 9%
View Career

Molding and Casting Workers

Median Salary

$32,702

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 85%
  • Certificate
  • 12%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 3%
View Career

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators

Median Salary

$35,003

Job Growth

-14%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 87%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 2%
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Multiple Machine Tool Operators

Median Salary

$35,790

Job Growth

+7%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 71%
  • Certificate
  • 25%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 3%
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Office Clerks

Median Salary

$37,592

Job Growth

-10%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 42%
  • Certificate
  • 7%
  • Some College
  • 15%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 36%
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Online Merchants

Median Salary

$76,661

Job Growth

+13%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 33%
  • Certificate
  • 12%
  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 5%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 41%
View Career

Operations Research Analysts

Median Salary

$98,263

Job Growth

-4%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 30%
  • Master's Degree
  • 70%
View Career

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators

Median Salary

$29,874

Job Growth

-9%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 97%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2%
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Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Median Salary

$31,007

Job Growth

-17%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 80%
  • Certificate
  • 3%
  • Some College
  • 17%
View Career

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Median Salary

$39,309

Job Growth

-29%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 90%
  • Some College
  • 9%
View Career

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Median Salary

$57,858

Job Growth

+12%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 3%
  • Certificate
  • 7%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 50%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 39%
View Career

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Median Salary

$55,226

Job Growth

-26%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 39%
  • Certificate
  • 13%
  • Some College
  • 21%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 17%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Plating and Coating Machine Operators

Median Salary

$32,599

Job Growth

-12%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 96%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3%
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Postsecondary Economics Teachers

Median Salary

$102,837

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2%
  • Master's Degree
  • 17%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 81%
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Potters

Median Salary

$32,702

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 33%
  • Certificate
  • 4%
  • Some College
  • 15%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 20%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 24%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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Production Work Helpers

Median Salary

$29,266

Job Growth

-20%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 82%
  • Certificate
  • 18%
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Programmers of Computer and Numerically Controlled Machine Tools

Median Salary

$70,183

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 24%
  • Certificate
  • 41%
  • Some College
  • 7%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 19%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10%
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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Median Salary

$55,451

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less