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Occupational Profiles of Hot Careers

For each occupation designated as a Hot Career, there is an Occupational Profile (in Adobe PDF format) available below. The occupations below are grouped in the nationally used Career Clusters, categories of similar occupations. Click on any occupation of interest for the Occupational Profile for that occupation.

See a list of what each Occupational Profile includes.

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Soil and Plant Scientists

Architecture and Construction

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Business Management and Administration

Accountants and Auditors

Cost Estimators

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

General and Operations Managers

Human Resources Specialists

Management Analysts

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Education and Training

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education


Credit Analysts

Financial Managers

Loan Officers

Government and Public Administration

Compliance Officers

Health Science

Dental Hygienists

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Medical and Health Services Managers

Nurse Practitioners


Physical Therapists

Physician Assistants

Radiologic Technologists

Registered Nurses

Human Services

Child, Family and School Social Workers


Information Technology

Computer Systems Analysts

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Software Developers, Applications

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security



Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Civil Engineers

Industrial Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

Each Occupational Profile includes such information as:

  • A description of what workers do on the job
  • Work interest areas (compatible with Holland's Model)
  • Work values
  • Abilities
  • Basic skills needed
  • Education and training needed
  • Preferred levels for the National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Industries where workers are employed
  • Employment and wage data

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