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13-2011.00 Accountants and Auditors   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
15-2011.00 Actuaries Bright Outlook
25-3011.00 Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
11-2011.00 Advertising and Promotions Managers
41-3011.00 Advertising Sales Agents
17-2011.00 Aerospace Engineers
13-1011.00 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Bright Outlook
17-2021.00 Agricultural Engineers
53-2011.00 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
13-2023.00 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
17-1011.00 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
27-1011.00 Art Directors
19-2021.00 Atmospheric and Space Scientists Bright Outlook
17-2141.02 Automotive Engineers
17-2031.00 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers Bright Outlook
11-3051.03 Biofuels Production Managers
11-9041.01 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers
15-2099.01 Bioinformatics Technicians Bright Outlook
19-4021.00 Biological Technicians Bright Outlook
11-3051.04 Biomass Power Plant Managers
27-3011.00 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys
11-9199.11 Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers
13-2031.00 Budget Analysts
13-1199.04 Business Continuity Planners Bright Outlook
15-2051.01 Business Intelligence Analysts Bright Outlook
13-1021.00 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
25-2023.00 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
25-2032.00 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
17-1021.00 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Bright Outlook
17-2041.00 Chemical Engineers
19-2031.00 Chemists Bright Outlook
21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bright Outlook
27-2032.00 Choreographers Bright Outlook
17-2051.00 Civil Engineers
13-1031.00 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
15-2051.02 Clinical Data Managers Bright Outlook
11-9121.01 Clinical Research Coordinators Bright Outlook
27-2022.00 Coaches and Scouts Bright Outlook
27-1021.00 Commercial and Industrial Designers
21-1094.00 Community Health Workers Bright Outlook
11-3111.00 Compensation and Benefits Managers
13-1141.00 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists Bright Outlook
11-9199.02 Compliance Managers
11-3021.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers Bright Outlook
17-2061.00 Computer Hardware Engineers
15-1241.00 Computer Network Architects Bright Outlook
15-1231.00 Computer Network Support Specialists Bright Outlook
15-1251.00 Computer Programmers
15-1211.00 Computer Systems Analysts Bright Outlook
15-1299.08 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects Bright Outlook
19-1031.00 Conservation Scientists Bright Outlook
11-9021.00 Construction Managers Bright Outlook
13-1051.00 Cost Estimators
13-2041.00 Credit Analysts
13-2071.00 Credit Counselors Bright Outlook
29-2011.01 Cytogenetic Technologists Bright Outlook
15-1243.01 Data Warehousing Specialists Bright Outlook
15-1242.00 Database Administrators Bright Outlook
15-1243.00 Database Architects Bright Outlook
21-2021.00 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
15-1299.03 Document Management Specialists Bright Outlook
27-3041.00 Editors
11-9031.00 Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare
17-2071.00 Electrical Engineers Bright Outlook
17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
25-2021.00 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook
11-9161.00 Emergency Management Directors Bright Outlook
17-2199.03 Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar
13-1041.01 Environmental Compliance Inspectors Bright Outlook
17-3025.00 Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook
17-2081.00 Environmental Engineers
19-4042.00 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Bright Outlook
19-2041.00 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Bright Outlook
13-1041.03 Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers Bright Outlook
29-1128.00 Exercise Physiologists Bright Outlook
11-9013.00 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
27-4032.00 Film and Video Editors Bright Outlook
13-2061.00 Financial Examiners Bright Outlook
11-3031.00 Financial Managers Bright Outlook
17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
41-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
33-3031.00 Fish and Game Wardens
11-9179.01 Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
19-1012.00 Food Scientists and Technologists
19-4092.00 Forensic Science Technicians Bright Outlook
19-1032.00 Foresters
13-2099.04 Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts Bright Outlook
13-1131.00 Fundraisers Bright Outlook
11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook
17-1022.01 Geodetic Surveyors
15-1299.02 Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook
19-4043.00 Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians Bright Outlook
27-1024.00 Graphic Designers
17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
21-1091.00 Health Education Specialists Bright Outlook
15-1211.01 Health Informatics Specialists Bright Outlook
11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers Bright Outlook
13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2112.00 Industrial Engineers Bright Outlook
11-3051.00 Industrial Production Managers
15-1212.00 Information Security Analysts Bright Outlook
15-1299.09 Information Technology Project Managers Bright Outlook
41-3021.00 Insurance Sales Agents Bright Outlook
13-2053.00 Insurance Underwriters
33-3021.06 Intelligence Analysts
27-1025.00 Interior Designers
27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook
25-2012.00 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
13-1075.00 Labor Relations Specialists
17-1012.00 Landscape Architects
11-1031.00 Legislators Bright Outlook
13-2072.00 Loan Officers
11-9081.00 Lodging Managers
13-1081.00 Logisticians
13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts
13-1081.01 Logistics Engineers
11-9199.08 Loss Prevention Managers
17-2112.03 Manufacturing Engineers Bright Outlook
17-2121.00 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Bright Outlook
11-2021.00 Marketing Managers Bright Outlook
17-2131.00 Materials Engineers
17-2141.00 Mechanical Engineers
17-2199.05 Mechatronics Engineers
27-2012.03 Media Programming Directors Bright Outlook
27-2012.05 Media Technical Directors/Managers Bright Outlook
29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook
13-1121.00 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Bright Outlook
25-2022.00 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
29-9099.01 Midwives Bright Outlook
17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
25-4013.00 Museum Technicians and Conservators Bright Outlook
27-2041.00 Music Directors and Composers
29-1129.02 Music Therapists Bright Outlook
17-3026.01 Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians
15-1244.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
27-3023.00 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
17-2161.00 Nuclear Engineers
19-5011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
13-1199.06 Online Merchants Bright Outlook
19-1031.03 Park Naturalists Bright Outlook
13-2052.00 Personal Financial Advisors
17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers
17-2199.07 Photonics Engineers
27-3043.05 Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
19-4012.01 Precision Agriculture Technicians
21-1092.00 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
27-2012.00 Producers and Directors Bright Outlook
43-9081.00 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
11-9141.00 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
27-3031.00 Public Relations Specialists Bright Outlook
13-1023.00 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers
11-3051.01 Quality Control Systems Managers
17-2072.01 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
19-1031.02 Range Managers Bright Outlook
41-9021.00 Real Estate Brokers
39-9032.00 Recreation Workers Bright Outlook
29-1125.00 Recreational Therapists Bright Outlook
11-9199.01 Regulatory Affairs Managers
13-1041.07 Regulatory Affairs Specialists Bright Outlook
21-1015.00 Rehabilitation Counselors Bright Outlook
19-4099.03 Remote Sensing Technicians Bright Outlook
17-2199.08 Robotics Engineers
41-9031.00 Sales Engineers Bright Outlook
11-2022.00 Sales Managers
41-4012.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Bright Outlook
41-4011.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
13-1161.01 Search Marketing Strategists Bright Outlook
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
41-3031.00 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers Bright Outlook
21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants Bright Outlook
19-4061.00 Social Science Research Assistants Bright Outlook
15-1253.00 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers Bright Outlook
17-2199.11 Solar Energy Systems Engineers
25-2057.00 Special Education Teachers, Middle School
25-2058.00 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
27-1014.00 Special Effects Artists and Animators
43-9111.00 Statistical Assistants Bright Outlook
11-3071.04 Supply Chain Managers
17-1022.00 Surveyors
13-1199.05 Sustainability Specialists Bright Outlook
27-2012.04 Talent Directors Bright Outlook
27-3042.00 Technical Writers Bright Outlook
11-3131.00 Training and Development Managers Bright Outlook
13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2051.01 Transportation Engineers
53-6051.00 Transportation Inspectors
19-3099.01 Transportation Planners
11-3071.00 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
11-3031.01 Treasurers and Controllers Bright Outlook
25-3041.00 Tutors Bright Outlook
17-2112.02 Validation Engineers Bright Outlook
15-1255.01 Video Game Designers Bright Outlook
11-9121.02 Water Resource Specialists Bright Outlook
17-2051.02 Water/Wastewater Engineers
15-1299.01 Web Administrators Bright Outlook
11-9199.10 Wind Energy Development Managers
17-2199.10 Wind Energy Engineers
11-9199.09 Wind Energy Operations Managers
27-3043.00 Writers and Authors