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20 Jobs Most Likely To Require That You Compete Or Be Aware Of Competitive Pressures

by Noah Smith
Saturday, February 13, 2016



The jobs most likely to require you compete or be aware of competitive pressures are listed below.

Choreographers
Choreographers create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. They may also direct and stage presentations.
Median Annual Salary: $37,660 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 5.33%

Athletes and sports competitors
Athletes and sports competitors compete in athletic events.
Median Annual Salary: $43,740 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 11.81%

Sound engineering technicians
Sound engineering technicians operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
Median Annual Salary: $47,080 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 6.29%

Makeup artists, theatrical and performance
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Median Annual Salary: $38,130 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 16.9%

Real estate sales agents
Real estate sales agents rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.
Median Annual Salary: $40,030 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 16.16%

Coaches and scouts
Coaches and scouts instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. They may also evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
Median Annual Salary: $28,340 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 24.8%

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. They may also handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Median Annual Salary: $63,130 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 22.44%

Sales managers
Sales managers plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Median Annual Salary: $98,530 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 14.95%

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.
Median Annual Salary: $51,980

Graphic designers
Graphic designers design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. They may also use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Median Annual Salary: $43,500 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 12.91%

Tapers
Tapers seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.
Median Annual Salary: $45,490 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 13%

Forest and conservation workers
Forest and conservation workers under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.
Median Annual Salary: $23,900 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 8.52%

Astronomers
Astronomers observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
Median Annual Salary: $87,260 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 16.03%

Personal financial advisors
Personal financial advisors advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.
Median Annual Salary: $64,750 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 30.13%

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of post-secondary education.
Median Annual Salary: $73,710 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 9.71%

Plasterers and stucco masons
Plasterers and stucco masons apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. They may also also set ornamental plaster.
Median Annual Salary: $37,210 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 6.57%

Pest control workers
Pest control workers apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
Median Annual Salary: $30,340 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 15.26%

Actors
Actors play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. They may also dance and sing.

Broadcast news analysts
Broadcast news analysts analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
Median Annual Salary: $54,140 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 4.12%

Slot key persons
Slot key persons supervise and coordinate activities of slot department workers to provide service to patrons. Handle and settle complaints of players. Verify and pay off jackpots. Reset slot machines after payoffs. Make repairs or adjustments to slot machines or recommend removal of slot machines for repair. Report hazards and enforce safety rules.
Median Annual Salary: $26,630 Projected 10-Year Employment Growth: 2.79%
 

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