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Job Zones group occupations into one of five categories based on levels of education, experience, and training necessary to perform the occupation.

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13-2011.00Accountants and Auditors Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
15-2011.00Actuaries Bright Outlook
25-3011.00Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
11-2011.00Advertising and Promotions Managers
41-3011.00Advertising Sales Agents
17-2011.00Aerospace Engineers Bright Outlook
13-1011.00Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Bright Outlook
17-2021.00Agricultural Engineers Bright Outlook
53-2011.00Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
13-2023.00Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Bright Outlook
13-2022.00Appraisers of Personal and Business Property Bright Outlook
27-1011.00Art Directors Bright Outlook
19-2021.00Atmospheric and Space Scientists
17-2141.02Automotive Engineers Bright Outlook
17-2031.00Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers Bright Outlook
11-3051.03Biofuels Production Managers
11-9041.01Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers
15-2099.01Bioinformatics Technicians Bright Outlook
19-4021.00Biological Technicians Bright Outlook
11-3051.04Biomass Power Plant Managers
15-1299.07Blockchain Engineers Bright Outlook
27-3011.00Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers
13-2031.00Budget Analysts
13-1199.04Business Continuity Planners Bright Outlook
15-2051.01Business Intelligence Analysts Bright Outlook
13-1021.00Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
25-2023.00Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
25-2032.00Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
17-1021.00Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Bright Outlook
17-2041.00Chemical Engineers Bright Outlook
19-2031.00Chemists Bright Outlook
21-1021.00Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bright Outlook
27-2032.00Choreographers Bright Outlook
17-2051.00Civil Engineers Bright Outlook
13-1031.00Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
15-2051.02Clinical Data Managers Bright Outlook
11-9121.01Clinical Research Coordinators Bright Outlook
27-2022.00Coaches and Scouts Bright Outlook
27-1021.00Commercial and Industrial Designers
21-1094.00Community Health Workers Bright Outlook
11-3111.00Compensation and Benefits Managers
13-1141.00Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists Bright Outlook
11-9199.02Compliance Managers
11-3021.00Computer and Information Systems Managers Bright Outlook
17-2061.00Computer Hardware Engineers Bright Outlook
15-1241.00Computer Network Architects
15-1231.00Computer Network Support Specialists Bright Outlook
15-1251.00Computer Programmers
15-1299.08Computer Systems Engineers/Architects Bright Outlook
19-1031.00Conservation Scientists
11-9021.00Construction Managers Bright Outlook
13-1051.00Cost Estimators
13-2041.00Credit Analysts
13-2071.00Credit Counselors Bright Outlook
29-1141.03Critical Care Nurses Bright Outlook
29-2011.01Cytogenetic Technologists Bright Outlook
15-2051.00Data Scientists Bright Outlook
15-1243.01Data Warehousing Specialists Bright Outlook
15-1242.00Database Administrators Bright Outlook
15-1243.00Database Architects Bright Outlook
15-1299.06Digital Forensics Analysts Bright Outlook
21-2021.00Directors, Religious Activities and Education
15-1299.03Document Management Specialists Bright Outlook
11-9031.00Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers
17-2072.00Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Bright Outlook
25-2021.00Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
11-9161.00Emergency Management Directors
17-2199.03Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar
11-9072.00Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling Bright Outlook
13-1041.01Environmental Compliance Inspectors Bright Outlook
17-3025.00Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
17-2081.00Environmental Engineers Bright Outlook
19-4042.00Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Bright Outlook
19-2041.00Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Bright Outlook
13-1041.03Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers Bright Outlook
29-1128.00Exercise Physiologists Bright Outlook
11-9013.00Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
27-4032.00Film and Video Editors Bright Outlook
13-2051.00Financial and Investment Analysts Bright Outlook
13-2061.00Financial Examiners Bright Outlook
11-3031.00Financial Managers Bright Outlook
13-2054.00Financial Risk Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2111.02Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
41-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
33-3031.00Fish and Game Wardens
11-9179.01Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
19-1012.00Food Scientists and Technologists Bright Outlook
13-2099.04Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts Bright Outlook
17-2141.01Fuel Cell Engineers Bright Outlook
13-1131.00Fundraisers Bright Outlook
11-2033.00Fundraising Managers Bright Outlook
11-1021.00General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook
17-1022.01Geodetic Surveyors Bright Outlook
15-1299.02Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook
19-4043.00Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians
27-1024.00Graphic Designers
17-2111.00Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
21-1091.00Health Education Specialists Bright Outlook
15-1211.01Health Informatics Specialists Bright Outlook
29-2011.04Histotechnologists Bright Outlook
11-3121.00Human Resources Managers Bright Outlook
13-1071.00Human Resources Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2112.00Industrial Engineers Bright Outlook
11-3051.00Industrial Production Managers
15-1212.00Information Security Analysts Bright Outlook
15-1299.05Information Security Engineers Bright Outlook
15-1299.09Information Technology Project Managers Bright Outlook
41-3021.00Insurance Sales Agents Bright Outlook
13-2053.00Insurance Underwriters
33-3021.06Intelligence Analysts
27-1025.00Interior Designers
27-3091.00Interpreters and Translators
25-2012.00Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
13-1075.00Labor Relations Specialists
17-1012.00Landscape Architects
13-2072.00Loan Officers
11-9081.00Lodging Managers Bright Outlook
13-1081.00Logisticians Bright Outlook
13-1081.02Logistics Analysts Bright Outlook
13-1081.01Logistics Engineers Bright Outlook
11-9199.08Loss Prevention Managers
13-1111.00Management Analysts Bright Outlook
17-2112.03Manufacturing Engineers Bright Outlook
17-2121.00Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
13-1161.00Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Bright Outlook
11-2021.00Marketing Managers Bright Outlook
17-2131.00Materials Engineers Bright Outlook
17-2141.00Mechanical Engineers Bright Outlook
17-2199.05Mechatronics Engineers
27-2012.03Media Programming Directors Bright Outlook
27-2012.05Media Technical Directors/Managers Bright Outlook
29-2011.00Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook
11-9111.00Medical and Health Services Managers Bright Outlook
13-1121.00Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Bright Outlook
25-2022.00Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
17-2151.00Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
25-4013.00Museum Technicians and Conservators Bright Outlook
27-2041.00Music Directors and Composers
29-1129.02Music Therapists Bright Outlook
27-2042.00Musicians and Singers
17-3026.01Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians
15-1244.00Network and Computer Systems Administrators
27-3023.00News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
17-2161.00Nuclear Engineers
19-5011.00Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Bright Outlook
13-1199.06Online Merchants Bright Outlook
19-1031.03Park Naturalists
15-1299.04Penetration Testers Bright Outlook
13-2052.00Personal Financial Advisors Bright Outlook
17-2171.00Petroleum Engineers
17-2199.07Photonics Engineers
27-3043.05Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
21-1092.00Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
27-2012.00Producers and Directors Bright Outlook
13-1082.00Project Management Specialists Bright Outlook
43-9081.00Proofreaders and Copy Markers
11-9141.00Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Bright Outlook
11-2032.00Public Relations Managers Bright Outlook
27-3031.00Public Relations Specialists Bright Outlook
13-1023.00Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
11-3061.00Purchasing Managers
11-3051.01Quality Control Systems Managers
17-2072.01Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists Bright Outlook
19-1031.02Range Managers
41-9021.00Real Estate Brokers
39-9032.00Recreation Workers Bright Outlook
29-1125.00Recreational Therapists
29-1141.00Registered Nurses Bright Outlook
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs Managers
13-1041.07Regulatory Affairs Specialists Bright Outlook
21-1015.00Rehabilitation Counselors
19-2099.01Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists
19-4099.03Remote Sensing Technicians
17-2199.08Robotics Engineers
41-9031.00Sales Engineers Bright Outlook
11-2022.00Sales Managers
41-4012.00Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Bright Outlook
41-4011.00Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
13-1161.01Search Marketing Strategists Bright Outlook
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
41-3031.00Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Bright Outlook
13-1199.07Security Management Specialists Bright Outlook
11-3013.01Security Managers Bright Outlook
11-9151.00Social and Community Service Managers Bright Outlook
21-1093.00Social and Human Service Assistants Bright Outlook
19-4061.00Social Science Research Assistants Bright Outlook
15-1252.00Software Developers Bright Outlook
15-1253.00Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers Bright Outlook
17-2199.11Solar Energy Systems Engineers
25-2056.00Special Education Teachers, Elementary School
25-2055.00Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten
25-2057.00Special Education Teachers, Middle School
25-2058.00Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
27-1014.00Special Effects Artists and Animators Bright Outlook
43-9111.00Statistical Assistants
25-3031.00Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
11-3071.04Supply Chain Managers Bright Outlook
17-1022.00Surveyors Bright Outlook
13-1199.05Sustainability Specialists Bright Outlook
27-2012.04Talent Directors Bright Outlook
27-3042.00Technical Writers Bright Outlook
11-3131.00Training and Development Managers Bright Outlook
13-1151.00Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2051.01Transportation Engineers Bright Outlook
53-6051.00Transportation Inspectors
19-3099.01Transportation Planners
11-3071.00Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Bright Outlook
11-3031.01Treasurers and Controllers Bright Outlook
17-2112.02Validation Engineers Bright Outlook
15-1255.01Video Game Designers Bright Outlook
11-9121.02Water Resource Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2051.02Water/Wastewater Engineers Bright Outlook
15-1299.01Web Administrators Bright Outlook
15-1255.00Web and Digital Interface Designers Bright Outlook
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development Managers
17-2199.10Wind Energy Engineers
27-3043.00Writers and Authors
19-1023.00Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists