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Whether you have finished up those years and years of career training or you are just finishing up as a student, it is high time you put that education to work—but where? Use the dropdown menu below to find your desired occupation, and prepare to learn all about:

  • Salaries, both national and by metropolitan area
  • Number of people who work in that profession
  • Necessary traits

Your level of education directly affects your employment. Check out how careers that require higher levels of education are projected to grow from 2008-2018:

2008-2018 Projected % Growth

Before you jump headfirst into your life as a graduate, take some time to research your options. Pick an occupation from the dropdown menu and start on your path to a successful career.

Education
Occupation Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
2018
Change
2018
% Change
Elementary School Instructors 1,544,300 $50,500 $24.30 $63,600 $30.60 244,200 15.8%
High School Special Education Instructors 146,240 $52,900 $25.40 $67,400 $32.40 19,500 13.3%
Lecturers 205,760 $64,700 $31.10 $90,300 $43.40 NA NA
Mathematical Science Lecturers 48,100 $63,600 $30.60 $87,100 $41.90 NA NA
Middle School Instructors 665,420 $50,800 $24.40 $64,000 $30.80 101,200 15.3%
Middle School Special Education Instructors 102,490 $52,000 $25.00 $64,700 $31.10 18,100 18.1%
Middle School Vocational Instructors 14,060 $49,300 $23.70 $61,100 $29.40 500 3.2%
Nursing Lecturers and Professors 49,140 $61,400 $29.50 $78,400 $37.70 NA NA
Philosophy and Religion Lecturers 19,630 $61,200 $29.40 $81,800 $39.30 NA NA
Physics Lecturers 12,870 $75,100 $36.10 $102,100 $49.10 NA NA
Political Science Lecturers 15,180 $68,800 $33.10 $93,500 $45.00 NA NA
Pre-School Teachers 389,660 $24,500 $11.80 $32,200 $15.50 86,700 19.0%
Psychology Lecturers 33,450 $65,800 $31.60 $87,700 $42.20 NA NA
Recreation and Fitness Studies Lecturers 16,850 $55,400 $26.60 $76,700 $36.90 NA NA
Secondary School Education Administrators 219,280 $85,200 $41.00 $104,100 $50.00 19,800 8.6%
Secondary School Instructors 1,091,710 $52,200 $25.10 $66,100 $31.80 96,300 8.9%
Secondary School Vocational Instructors 92,980 $52,600 $25.30 $64,800 $31.20 9,600 9.6%
Social Sciences Lecturers 5,830 $69,100 $33.20 $92,400 $44.40 NA NA
Social Work Lecturers 8,290 $61,000 $29.30 $80,800 $38.80 NA NA
Sociology Lecturers 16,380 $64,400 $31.00 $87,300 $42.00 NA NA
Teachers' Assistants 1,275,410 $22,800 $11.00 $28,800 $13.90 134,900 10.3%
Training Employees 8,488,740 $45,200 $21.70 $62,100 $29.90 1,324,100 14.4%
University Education Administrators 105,900 $82,800 $39.80 $116,000 $55.80 2,800 2.3%
Vocational Education Lecturers 114,420 $48,000 $23.10 $64,000 $30.80 NA NA




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