According to the United States Department of Labor (Office of Disability Employment FAQ), a person with a disability is “someone who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more "major life activities," (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.”

In that context, based on the data provided by the US Census Bureau, nearly 20% of the US population has an impairment of hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, or difficulty with self-care or independent living.

Alternatively, according to the 2015 Pew Research Center report, there are around 40 million Americans living with a disability. They represent 12.6% of the civilian non-institutionalized population.

To break this down, based on the American Community Survey in 2015:

  • Over 20 million Americans experienced serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs;
  • Nearly 14 million Americans had difficulty with self-care or independent living (due to physical, mental, or emotional disability);
  • Around 11 million Americans reported significant hearing difficulty (with over 5.5 million using hearing devices);
  • And, nearly 7 million reported significant difficulty with vision.

People with disabilities are one of the largest minority groups in the United States. A minority which is underrepresented and underpaid.

Disabled persons earn significantly less than non-disabled. They are less likely to have a job, and if they are employed, the are more likely to live in poverty, or to be in low-paying or part-time work.

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015 disabled individuals earned a median income of $21,572, while non-disabled workers brought home $31,872.

Fortunately, the disabled and handicapped do have job opportunities.

In this article, you will find a list of 150+ jobs that people with disabilities can do, with the average salaries, majors, and degrees required to get hired.

Note that average figures and standardized requirements are provided in the table below. They may vary depending on a person’s disability type, government and state policies, and job requirements of specific employers.

Categories

Physically Disabled

Mentally Disabled

Visually Impaired

Hearing Impaired

People with Psychiatric Disorders

People with Learning Disabilities

Physically Disabled

A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such as respiratory disorders, blindness, epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Accountant

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Accounting, or a related field

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree for top-level positions

$68K

10%

Accounting Clerk (Assistant)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Accounting

Business, or a related field

A high school diploma; an associate's degree in business or accounting

$38K

9%

Account Manager

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Business administration

Sales management

Advertising, communications, or public relations

Varies, depending on the field

A bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in marketing

$51K

7%

App Developer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer science

Management information systems

Data science

IT security

An associate's or bachelor's degree in computer science or some similar discipline

$45K - $98K

19%

Auditor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Accounting, or a related field

An associate’s degree in accounting

A master's degree in accounting

$54K

11%

Computer Support Specialist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer support specialist

A certificate or associate's degree in information technology, computer science, or desktop support

A bachelor's degree in Computer Support Specialist

$52K

12%

Copy Editor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Journalism

English

A bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or a related field

$59K

-5%

Copywriter (Content Writer)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

English

Advertising

Marketing

Journalism

A bachelor's degree in English, advertising, journalism, or marketing

$48K

8%

Data Analyst

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Mathematics

Statistics

Computer science, or related field

A bachelor's degree is needed for most entry-level jobs

A master's degree for upper-level jobs

$55K - $82K

19%

Financial Analyst

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Business administration

Finance

Economics

Statistics

Accounting

A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, statistics or accounting

A master's degree in business administration or finance

$56K

12%

Financial Planner (Financial Advisor)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Finance

Economics

Business

Statistics

A bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business, or statistics

$57K

15%

Graphic Designer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Graphic design

A bachelor's degree in graphic design

$42K

1%

Management Consultant (Management Analyst)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Accounting

Business

Business administration

Finance

Marketing

Management

Commerce

A bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, marketing, management or a related field

$86K

14%

Marketing Manager

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Marketing

Business administration

Business

A bachelor's degree in marketing or business administration

A master's degree in marketing or business administration

$97K

10%

Marketing Specialist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Marketing

Business

Market research

A bachelor's degree in marketing, business, market research, or a related field

$66K

19%

Market Research Analyst

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Market research

Statistics

Math

Computer science

Business administration

A bachelor's degree in market research or a related field

$62K

23%

Mathematician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Math, or a related field

A bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree

$105K

30%

Medical Office Assistant

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Medical assisting

A certificate, diploma or associate's degree in medical assisting

$26K

29%

Medical Services Manager (Healthcare Executive)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Health services management

Health services administration

A bachelor's and a master's degrees in health services management or administration

$109K

20%

Medical Technician (Medical Technologist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Medical laboratory technology

Life sciences

Science

Associate of Science

Associate of Applied Science

An associate's degree or a postsecondary certificate

A bachelor's degree in medical laboratory technology or life sciences

$40K

24%

Medical Transcriptionist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Medical transcription

A certificate or an associate's degree in medical transcription

$27K

14%

Optometrist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Optometry

A bachelor’s degree in optometry (+ licensure and certification)

$113K

27%

Pharmaceutical Sales (Pharma Sales Representative)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Business

Marketing

Biological sciences

Varies, depending on the field

A bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, marketing, business, or any respective field

$122K

16%

Pharmacist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Pharmacy

A bachelor's and a master’s degree in pharmacy (+ postsecondary courses)

$90K - $140K

6%

Pharmacy Aide (Pharmacist Assistant)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Pharmacist assistant or pharmacy technology certificate programs

A high school diploma (+ postsecondary education)

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degrees may be helpful for higher level positions

$35K

9%

Pharmacy Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Pharmacy technician

A diploma or certification program of a pharmacy technician school

An associate’s degree

$32K

12%

Physician Assistant

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Physician assistant studies

Health science

Medical science

A bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in physician assistant program

$102K

37%

Psychiatrist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Psychiatry

Psychology

Physical sciences

A bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in psychiatry, psychology, or a related field

$186K

15%

Research Assistant (Medical)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Life science

Medical technology

Biology

Biotechnology

Psychology, or any related field

A bachelor's degree in a life science or medical technology (entry-level jobs)

$37K

16%

Sales Associate

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Sales

Marketing, or a related field

No degree, or an associate's degree in sales,marketing, or a in a field that is relevant to the products they sell

$55K

3%

Sales Representative

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Sales

Marketing, or a related field

A bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the products they sell

$28K

5%

Self-employed Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education or degree required

$27K

8%

Statistician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Mathematics

Economics

Computer science

A bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics, economics, computer science, or another quantitative field

$84K

34%

Teacher

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

A bachelor’s / a master’s degree in the field in which they teach

$38K

7-8%

Vocational Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Psychology

Sociology

Counseling

Mental health

Community counseling

A bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, counseling

A master's degree in mental health or community counseling

$49K

13%

Web Developer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer science

A bachelor's degree in computer science, or a related field

$66K

15%

Writer (Author)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

English

Journalism

Communications

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A college degree

A bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or Communications

$62K

8%

Mentally Disabled

A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode.

Animator (Multimedia Artist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer animation

Fine arts, or a related field

An associate’s or a a bachelor's degree in computer animation

fine arts, and art-related fields

$48K - $72K

8%

Applications Software Developer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer science

Software development

Software engineering, or a related field

A bachelor’s / a master’s degree in computer science, software engineering

$79K

19%

Artist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Arts

Liberal arts

Formally no degree is required

A bachelor’s and a master’s degree in arts, fine arts, liberal arts, or art-related fields

$53K

6%

Baker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

Apprenticeship, training program, or an associate's degree

Licensure and certifications are optional

$30K

8%

Broadcast Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Audiovisual communications

Communications technology

Radio and television broadcasting technology

An associate's degree or bachelor's degree in audiovisual communications,

communications technology, radio and television broadcasting technology

$46K

8%

Camera Operator

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Videography

Journalism

Television

Film, or a related field

An associate's / a bachelor's degree in videography, journalism, television, and film

$48K

13%

Computer Programmer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer science

Mathematics

Information systems

A bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics or information systems

A master’s degree may be required for upper-level positions

$71K - $130K

-7%

Delivery Services Driver

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school education

No degree

$33K

4%

Fashion Designer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Fashion design

Fine arts

Visual arts

An associate's / bachelor's /master's degrees in fashion design, fine arts, visual arts, or a related field

$67K

3%

Graphic Artist (Graphic Designer)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Graphic design

Visual arts

Fine arts

A bachelor's in graphic design, visual arts, fine arts, or a related field

$44K

4%

Heavy Equipment Operator

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

Apprenticeship or postsecondary program (+ licensure and certification)

No degree

$42K

12%

Illustrator

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Fine arts

Painting

Graphic design

Illustration

A bachelor's degree in painting, graphic design or illustration

$42K

2%

Interior Designer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Fine arts

Interior design

Drawing

Computer-aided design

An associate’s / a bachelor’s degrees in arts and related fields

$44K

4%

Multimedia Artist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Fine arts

Visual arts

Computer graphics

Computer animation

Animation

Design

A bachelor’s degree in fine arts, computer graphics, animation, or a related field

$64K

8%

Painter

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Painting

Fine arts

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education

An associate's / bachelor's / master's degrees in painting, fine arts, or a related field

$37K

6%

Photographer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Photography

Other art-related majors

No degree

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in photography in fields related to fine and visual arts

$62K

-6%

Restaurant Chef

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous culinary majors (culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, professional cooking, etc.)

Business management

Human resources

An associate’s / a bachelor’s degree / a master’s degree (miscellaneous)

$75K

10%

Restaurant Cook

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous culinary majors (culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, professional cooking, etc.)

No degree

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degree miscellaneous culinary arts may be helpful

$25K - $45K

10%

Sculptor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Sculpture

A high school diploma

A college degree in sculpture

$31K

6%

Sound Engineering Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Audio production

A high school diploma

An associate's degree or postsecondary education in audio production

$54K

8%

Systems Software Developer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer science

Software engineering

Mathematics, or a related field

A bachelor's and a master’s degrees in computer science, software engineering

$104K

11%

Tractor Driver

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

No degree

$23K

6%

Truck Driver

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education / a high school diploma (+ licensure and certification)

$67K

6%

Veterinary Assistant (Laboratory Animal caretaker)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Laboratory animal care

A high school diploma (GED)

An associate's or bachelor's degree (+ licensure and certification)

$30K

19%

Visually Impaired

Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses. Visual impairment is often defined as a best corrected visual acuity of worse than either 20/40 or 20/60. The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. Visual impairment may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking.

Audio Equipment Technician (Sound Engineering Technician)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Film

Video

TV broadcasting, or a related field

No degree for entry-level positions

An associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in film, video or TV broadcasting for upper-level positions

$45K

7%

Audio Producer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Journalism

Broadcasting

Communications

A high school diploma or no degree

A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting, or communications for upper-level positions

$45K - $48K

7%

Audio Recording Engineer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Audio engineering

Audiotechnology

Broadcast technology

Music production, or a related field

An associate’s degree in audiotechnology, broadcast technology or music production

A bachelor’s degree in audio engineering

$46K

7%

Call Center Specialist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

An associate’s degree in technology or a field related to a job’s specifics may be required

$28K

5%

Childcare Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Early childhood education

A high school diploma

An associate's degree (or a certificate) in early childhood education may be required for higher level positions

$19K

7%

Chiropractor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

Chiropractic technology

The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

An associate’s or a bachelor's degrees (+ licensure and certification)

$67K

12%

Chiropractic Assistant (Chiropractic Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

Chiropractic technology

An associate's degree program in chiropractic technology

$24K

23%

Coach (Life Coach)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

A certified life coach training program

$52K

16%

Customer Service Representative

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

On-the-job training

$37K

5%

DJ (Disc Jockey)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Broadcast journalism

Communications

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

A bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, communications, or a similar field

$40K - $60K

-14%

Elementary School Teacher

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Elementary education

A bachelor's degree in elementary education (+ licensure and certification)

$56K

7%

Factory Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degree may be required for higher level positions

$27K

6%

Guidance Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Counseling

School counseling

Education

Education psychology

Psychology

A bachelor's degree in areas such as counseling, education, or psychology

A master's degree in school counseling or education psychology

$53K

8%

Masseuse (Massage Therapist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Massage therapy, or a related field

A high school diploma or GED for admission

An associate's or a bachelor’s degree in massage therapy, or a related field

$40K

26%

Motivational Speaker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education or degree required

$107K (~$10K - ~$312K)

3%

Musician (Singer)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No degree required

An associate's or a bachelor's degree may be helpful

$40K

6%

Occupational Therapist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Occupational therapy

Biology

Psychology

Sociology

Kinesiology

Health science

A bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, or a related field for entry-level positions

$82K

24%

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Occupational therapy

A high school diploma

An associate's degree in occupational therapy

$59K

28%

Paralegal (Legal Assistants)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Paralegal studies

An associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in paralegal work (for upper-level positions)

$53K

15%

Psychologist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Psychology

A bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology

$66K

14%

Radio Broadcaster

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Journalism

Broadcasting

Communications

A high school diploma

A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting, or communications

$40K - $51K

-14%

Rehabilitation Teacher (Rehabilitation Instructor)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Orientation and mobility Rehabilitation teaching

A bachelor’s degree in orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching

$41K

13%

Social Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Social work

Sociology

Psychology

A bachelor’s degree in social work, or a related field

$43K

16%

Substitute Teacher

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

A bachelor's degree in the field in which they teach

$31K

6%

Teacher Assistant (Teacher’s Aide)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Education

Assistant teaching

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

An associate's degree in education, assistant teaching, or a related subject like elementary education

$27K

8%

Tutor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma

A bachelor’s / master’s / doctoral degrees in subject matter fields

$26K

8%

Hearing Impaired

Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. A deaf person has little to no hearing. Hearing loss may occur in one or both ears. In children hearing problems can affect the ability to learn spoken language and in adults it can cause work related difficulties. In some people, particularly older people, hearing loss can result in loneliness. Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.

Actor (Performer)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Theater arts

Drama, acting, and performing

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education required

A bachelor's degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing

$55K

12%

Administrative Assistant

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma or GED

An associate’s degree may be required for upper level positions

$40K

6%

Architectural Drafter

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Artchitectiral drafting

A certificate or an associate's degree in architectural drafting

$43K

7%

Astronomer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Science

Astronomy

A a bachelor's and a master’s degrees in science

A Ph.D. in astronomy

$110K

14%

Atmospheric Scientist

Majors

Degree

Average salary

Projected job growth

Meteorology

Atmospheric science

A bachelor's degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or a related field

Higher level positions require a master’s degree or a Ph.D.

$95K

12%

Biologist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Biology

An undergraduate degree in biology for entry-level research positions

A master’s and a doctoral degree in a field of application

$53K

8%

Biology Lab Assistant (Assistant Biologist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Biology

A bachelor's degree in biology

$49K

10%

Carpenter

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education required

A high school diploma (+ licensure, certification, and apprenticeships)

$43K

8%

Chemist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Chemistry

A bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related discipline (physical science, life science or engineering)

A master’s degree in analytical, medicinal, environmental or theoretical chemistry

$56K

7%

Chemical Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Chemistry

Chemical technology

An associate's degree in chemical technology

A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical technology

$41K

4%

Chemical Technologist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Chemistry

Chemical technology

A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical technology

$49K

2%

Conservation Scientist (Forester)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Environmental science

Agricultural science

Natural resources

Rangeland management

Ecology

A bachelor's degree in environmental or agricultural science, natural resources, rangeland management or ecology

$50K

6%

Dentist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Dental medicine

Dental surgery

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine)

A bachelor's degree in dental medicine and dental surgery

$149K

19%

Electronics Drafter

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Electronic drafting

An associate's degree program in electronic drafting

A bachelor's degree program in electronic drafting

$56K

7%

Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, etc.)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Engineering (miscellaneous)

A bachelor's degree in engineering (+ licensure and certification depending on state)

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examinations

$63K - $103K

5%

Geologist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Geology

Earth sciences

A bachelor's degree program in geology, earth sciences or a related scientific field

Upper-level supervisory positions require a master’s or a doctoral degree

$104K

14%

Industrial Machinery Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Industrial mechanics and maintenance technology

A high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate

On-the-job training (+ licensure and certification)

Upper-level positions require an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in Industrial mechanics and maintenance technology

$52K

7%

Machinist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Machining and manufacturing

Industrial automation engineering technology

Industrial engineering

High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary programs and apprenticeships

Upper-level positions may require an associate’s or bachelor’s degrees

$39K

0%

Mechanical Drafter

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Drafting

Drafting and design technology

Mechanical drafting

An associate's degree in drafting, or a related field

$51K

7%

Medical Laboratory Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Medical laboratory sciences

A high school diploma

An associate's degree in medical laboratory sciences

$50K

13%

Movie Producer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Theater management

Film studies

Cinematography

Communications

Journalism

A bachelor's degree in theater management, film studies, cinematography, communications or journalism

$69K

3%

Nurse (A Registered Nurse, RN)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Nursing

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in nursing

$71K

15%

Physicist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Physics

A bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctoral degree in physics

A postdoctoral fellowship may be helpful

$119K

14%

Sociologist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Traditional sociology

Applied sociology

A bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctoral degree in sociology

$72K - $79K

15%

Theatrical Arts Producer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Theater management

Cinematography

Film

Acting

Journalism

Communications

Business

A bachelor’s degree in theater management, cinematography, film, acting, journalism, communications, business or another related subject

$90K

9%

Tool-and-Die Maker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Tool and die technology

A high school diploma

On-the-job training (+ licensure and certification)

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in tool and die technology

$48K

1%

People with Psychiatric Disorders

A psychiatric disorder is a mental illness diagnosed by a mental health professional that greatly disturbs thinking, moods, and/or behavior and seriously increases the risk of disability, pain, death, or loss of freedom.

Barber

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma or GED (+ licensure and certification)

$28K

13%

Career Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

Psychology

Human services

An associate’s or a bachelor's degree in psychology, or a related discipline (+ licensure and certification)

A master’s in psychology may be required for higher-level positions

$56K

13%

Case Manager

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Nursing

Psychology

Counseling

Heath services

Human services

Education services

A bachelor’s degree in nursing, psychology or counseling (+ case manager certification)

A master’s degree in health, human or education services, or a related field may be helpful

$76K

27%

Child and Family Social Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Social work

Sociology

Psychology

A bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or a related field

A master’s degree for upper-level positions

$43K

16%

Clinical Social Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Social work

A bachelor's and a master’s degrees in social work (+licensure and certification)

$67K

19%

Computer Animation Specialist (Computer Graphics Specialist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer animation

Multimedia design

Fine arts

Graphic design

A bachelor's degree in computer animation, multimedia design, fine arts, graphic design, or a related field

$85K - $110K

8%

Computer Hardware Engineer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Computer engineering

Electrical engineering

A bachelor's degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering

$103K

5%

Cosmetologist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Cosmetology

A high school diploma (+ licensure, certification, and apprenticeships)

An associate’s degree in cosmetology

$26K

13%

Dental Hygiene Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Dental hygiene

An associate's degree in dental hygiene

A bachelor’s and a master's degree programs in dental hygiene may be helpful

$73K

20%

Electrician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

A high school diploma (+ licensure, certification, and apprenticeships)

$53K

9%

Electronics Engineer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Electronics engineering

A bachelor's degree in electronics engineering (+ licensure)

A master’s degree may required for upper-level positions

$75K

7%

Electronics Engineering Technician

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Electronics engineering

A high school diploma

On-the-job training (+licensure, certification, and apprenticeships)

An associate’s degree in electronics engineering

$42K

2%

Geriatric Social Worker (Gerontology Social Worker)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Social work

Sociology

Human services

Psychology

A bachelor's degree in social work or sociology

A master’s degree may be helpful to obtain higher-level positions

$42K

22%

Hairdresser

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Cosmetology

No formal education is required

A high diploma (+ licensure and certification)

An associate's degree in cosmetology

$25K

13%

Hair Stylist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Cosmetology

No formal education is required

A high diploma (+ licensure and certification)

An associate's degree in cosmetology

$25K

13%

Healthcare Social Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Social work

A bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in social work

$60K

22%

Massage Therapist

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Massage therapy

A high school diploma or GED

An associate’s degree in massage therapy (+licensure and certification)

$40K

26%

Mental Health Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Psychology

Education

A bachelor's and a master’s degrees in psychology, education or other related field

$42K - $43K

23%

Nail Technician (Manicurist, Pedicurist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Cosmetology

A high school diploma or GED (+ licensure and certification)

An associate’s degree in cosmetology

$24K

10%

Physical Therapy Assistant (A Physical Therapist’s Aide)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Physical therapy

An associate’s degree in physical therapy (+licensure and certification)

$56K

30%

Rehabilitation Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Counseling

A bachelor’s degree in counseling

A master’s degree and a doctorate may be helpful to obtain higher-level positions

$55K - $58K

13%

Shampooer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

No formal education is required

On-the-job training

$19K

15%

School Social Worker

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Social work

A bachelor's and a master’s degree in social work

$44K

12%

Teaching Assistant (A Teacher’s Aide)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Child development, or a related field

A high school diploma or an associate's degree in child development (+ licensure and certification)

$27K

8%

Welder

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Welding Technology

A high school diploma (+ on-the-job training and licensure)

An associate’s or a bachelor's degree in welding technology

$38K

6%

People with Learning Disabilities

Learning disability is a classification that includes several areas of functioning in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors. Given the "difficulty learning in a typical manner", this does not exclude the ability to learn in a different manner. Therefore, some people can be more accurately described as having a "Learning Difference", thus avoiding any misconception of being disabled with a lack of ability to learn and possible negative stereotyping.

Addictions Counselor (Certified or Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Psychology

Human services

Substance abuse counseling

An associate's or bachelor's degrees in psychology or human services

A master's degree in substance abuse counseling

$44K

23%

Blogger (Vlogger)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous, or no degree

Formal education is not required

$19K - $79K

8%

Broadcast News Anchor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Journalism

Communications

Broadcast

Mass communications

A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field for entry-level positions

A master’s degree in broadcast, journalism, mass communications

$83K

-9%

Content Marketer

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Marketing

Journalism

A bachelor's degree in marketing or journalism

$60K - $74K

16%

Correspondent (News Analyst, Reporter)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Journalism

Communications

A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related media writing major

$51K

-9%

Counselor (School Counselor)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Counseling

Education

Psychology

School counseling

Education psychology

A bachelor's degree in counseling, education, or psychology

A master's degree in school counseling or education psychology

$42K - $44K

13%

Digital Marketer (Digital Marketing Specialist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

General marketing

Internet marketing, or a related field

Advertising

An associate's degree in marketing for entry-level positions

A bachelor’s degree (or a master’s) in general marketing for higher level positions

$62K - $77K

19%

Director (Film Director)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

No formal education is required

A bachelor’s degree in journalism, film, communication, acting, arts management, or a related field may be helpful

$105K - $167K

9%

Entrepreneur

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Miscellaneous

Business

Business administration

Communication

Marketing

Finance

Psychology

Graphic design

ROTC

Economics

Computer science

No formal education is required

An associate’s / bachelor’s / master’s degrees in business, business administration, or a related field may be helpful

$68K (~$10K - ~$130K)

8%

Film Editor (Video Editor)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Broadcasting

Film

A bachelor’s degree in broadcasting or film

$44K

13%

Mental Health Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Psychology

Education

A bachelor's and a master’s degrees in psychology, education or other related field (+ licensure and certification)

$42K - $70K

23%

Nursing Assistant

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Nursing

A high school diploma or GED (+ on-the-job training and licensure)

An associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in nursing

$26K

11%

PPC Specialist (Paid Search Manager)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Marketing

Business

Information technology

No degree required for entry-level positions (+ certifications)

A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or a related field may be required for higher level positions

$54K - $65K

23%

Rehabilitation Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Counseling

A bachelor's and a master’s degrees in counseling

A doctorate in counseling may be required for upper level positions

$55K

13%

School Counselor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Counseling

Education

Psychology

School counseling

Education psychology

A bachelor's degree in counseling, education, or psychology

A master's degree in school counseling or education psychology

$54K

13%

SEO Specialist (SEM Specialist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Marketing

Business

Computer science

Information technology

A bachelor's degree in marketing, business, computer science, or an information technology-related field

$42K

18%

SMM Specialist (Social Media Specialist)

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Communications

Journalism

Marketing, or a related field

A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or marketing

$45K

9%

Video Editor

Majors

Required Education Level

Average salary

Projected job growth

Film and television

Film studies

Communications

Cinematography

Bachelor of Arts or no degree (internships, apprenticeships)

$60K

13%

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