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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.

Architecture and Construction


Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers


First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Highway Maintenance Workers

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters

Business Management and Administration

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

General and Operations Managers

Management Analysts

Education and Training

Coaches and Scouts

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education


Accountants and Auditors

Insurance Sales Agents

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Loan Officers

Health Science

Registered Nurses

Hospitality and Tourism

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Human Services

Child, Family and School Social Workers



General Maintenance and Repair Workers

Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers


First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Parts Salespersons

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

See also Occupational Profiles for more occupations.

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

See explanations of the terms used in the Occupational Profiles, based on the O*Net Content Model.

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