Occupations

Search for an occupation from nearly 800 job titles or browse the fastest growing jobs in North Carolina. Filter and sort results by:Β location, career cluster, star rating (a composite rating of occupations computed by LEAD), salary range, education level, interests and/or abilities.Β 

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Median Annual Wage
Annual Growth Rate
Avg. Annual Openings
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$59,320
($28.52/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 5
Very Strong Growth
1.9%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
69
Government and Public Administration
Star Rating:
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Education: Master's degree
Median Annual Wage
$64,560
($31.04/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 4
Strong Growth
1.3%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
159
Architecture and Construction
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$74,780
($35.95/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 4
Strong Growth
1.1%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 4
Strong Opportunity
285
Architecture and Construction
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$65,750
($31.61/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.6%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
43
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$77,360
($37.19/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.4%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
95
Architecture and Construction
Star Rating:
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Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$55,830
($26.84/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.4%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 4
Strong Opportunity
301
Manufacturing
Star Rating:
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Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$57,630
($27.71/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 1
None or Negative Growth
-0.3%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
121
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$60,530
($29.10/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 1
None or Negative Growth
-0.3%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 4
Strong Opportunity
297
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Star Rating:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Median Annual Wage
$30,640
($14.73/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 1
None or Negative Growth
-0.6%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 4
Strong Opportunity
385