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Occupational Profiles of Hot Careers

For each occupation designated as a Top 30 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. Occupational Profiles for the additional Hot Careers (beyond the Top 30) will be added soon.

See a list of what each Occupational Profile includes.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources


Architecture and Construction



First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Highway Maintenance Workers

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications


Business Management and Administration

General and Operations Managers

Management Analysts

Education and Training

Coaches and Scouts

Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education

Secondary School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education


Accountants and Auditors

Insurance Sales Agents

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Loan Officers

Government & Public Administration


Health Science

Registered Nurses

Hospitality & Tourism

Food Service Managers

Human Services


Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Information Technology

Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security



Coating, Painting and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers


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

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Parts Salespersons

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

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, including apprenticeship opportunities when applicable
  • 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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