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Careers in the USA: Web Developers

Web Developers Web developers are responsible for both the look of a website and its technical aspects. Quick Facts: Web Developers 2012 Median Pay $62,500 per year $30.05 per hour Entry-Level Education Associate’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2012 141,400 Job Outlook, 2012-22 20% (Faster than […]

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Careers in the USA: Software Developers

Software Developers Software developers design computer programs. Quick Facts: Software Developers 2012 Median Pay $93,350 per year $44.88 per hour Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2012 1,018,000 Job Outlook, 2012-22 22% (Much faster than average) Employment Change, 2012-22 222,600 What Software Developers Do […]

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Careers in the USA: Computer Hardware Engineers

Computer Hardware Engineers Computer hardware engineers solve problems that arise in computer hardware. Quick Facts: Computer Hardware Engineers 2012 Median Pay $100,920 per year $48.52 per hour Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2012 83,300 Job Outlook, 2012-22 7% (Slower than average) Employment Change, […]

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Careers in the USA: Computer Support Specialists

Computer Support Specialists Some computer support specialists, called help-desk technicians, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems. Quick Facts: Computer Support Specialists 2012 Median Pay $48,900 per year $23.51 per hour Entry-Level Education See How to Become One Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training See How to Become One Number of […]

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Careers in the USA: Database Administrators

Database Administrators Database administrators ensure that data are available to many different users. Quick Facts: Database Administrators 2012 Median Pay $77,080 per year $37.06 per hour Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2012 118,700 Job Outlook, 2012-22 15% (Faster than average) […]

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Careers in the USA: Electricians

Electricians Electricians inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers. Quick Facts: Electricians 2012 Median Pay $49,840 per year $23.96 per hour Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training Apprenticeship Number of Jobs, 2012 583,500 Job Outlook, 2012-22 20% (Faster than average) Employment Change, 2012-22 […]

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Careers in the USA: Civil Engineers

Civil Engineers Civil engineers design and supervise large construction projects. Quick Facts: Civil Engineers 2012 Median Pay $79,340 per year $38.14 per hour Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2012 272,900 Job Outlook, 2012-22 20% (Faster than average) Employment Change, 2012-22 53,700 What Civil […]

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Careers in the USA: Architects

Architects Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures. Quick Facts: Architects 2012 Median Pay $73,090 per year $35.14 per hour Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training Internship/residency Number of Jobs, 2012 107,400 Job Outlook, 2012-22 17% (Faster than average) Employment Change, 2012-22 18,600 What Architects […]

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Careers in the USA: Drafters

Drafters Drafters take designs from engineers and architects and convert them into plans needed for construction. Quick Facts: Drafters 2012 Median Pay $49,630 per year $23.86 per hour Entry-Level Education Associate’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2012 199,800 Job Outlook, 2012-22 1% (Little or no change) […]

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Careers in the USA: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Automotive service technicians and mechanics explain to clients the repairs done on their vehicles. Quick Facts: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2012 Median Pay $36,610 per year $17.60 per hour Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training Number […]

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