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
Health Science
Star Rating:
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Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$70,400
($33.85/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 5
Very Strong Growth
1.8%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
172
Manufacturing
Star Rating:
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Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Median Annual Wage
$45,140
($21.70/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 5
Very Strong Growth
1.8%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
41
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$89,610
($43.08/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 4
Strong Growth
1.0%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
48
Government and Public Administration
Star Rating:
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$69,220
($33.28/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 3
Average Growth
0.7%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
172
Health Science
Star Rating:
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Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$64,440
($30.98/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 3
Average Growth
0.7%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
73
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Star Rating:
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Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Median Annual Wage
$53,590
($25.76/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.6%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
208
Manufacturing
Star Rating:
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Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$63,730
($30.64/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.3%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
213