Does Your Career Hit The Mark?

Choosing a career can be tough. Compare your career and college degree to other popular fields in America and discover how yours adds up. In doing so, you’ll have a better idea of how career sectors match up.

Whether you are seeking an IT degree, or pursing an education degree, you’ll find a great roadmap to average earnings  and the number of people within a respective profession.

Does your Career Hit the Mark?

Labor Relations Specialist
41,880 in 2010
$57,830

Computer Systems Analyst
495,800 in 2010
$81,250

Elementary School Teacher
1,485,600 in 2010
$51,550

Registered Nurse
2,655,020 in 2010
$67,720

Lawyer
561,350 in 2010
$129,440

Pharmacist
293,740 in 2010
$109,308

Correctional Officer
457,550 in 2010
$457,780

Waiter/Waitress
2,244,480 in 2010
$18,610

Agriculture Manager
3,680 in 2010
$65,960

Librarian
148,240 in 2010
$56,360

Top 3 Best Jobs
1. Mathematician: $94,000
2. Software Engineer: $87,000
3. Actuary: $87,000

Popular Bachelor’s Degrees
Business
Social Sciences
Health
Education

Highest Paying Jobs
Surgeon
Orthodontist
Operations Manager
Petroleum Engineer

Did you know?

  • Personal service providers take the most sick days? (81,000 sick workers in 2011)
  • Bio-technology is the happiest job field in America. Making up only 2% of the work force.
  • More people rate “feeling a sense of accomplishment” higher than “income and financial success” when it come to achieving the American Dream.