Career Interests

As freshmen and sophomores, WorkAbility students take Career Interest surveys to answer questions and determine how their interests and characteristics could translate into a career. The surveys determine their top 3 career categories based on the results.



                                                                ▢  Manufacturing

These workers change raw materials into useful products, like changing iron ore into sheet metal to make a car.


Blacksmith
Chemical Equipment Operator
Computer-Control Tool Operator
Cost Estimator
Inspector and Tester
Machinist
Mining & Geological Engineer
Photographic Process Worker
Power Plant Operator
Printing Machine Operator
Production Coordinator
Tool & Die Maker
Transportation Manager
Welder
Woodworker


                                                ▢  Business Management & Administration

These workers make plans, direct people and run high levels of work in all areas of business.


Accountant
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Support Supervisor
Budget Analyst
Computer Operator

Consumer Service Representative
Data Entry Keyer
Employment Specialist
General Manager & Top Executive
General Office Clerk

Human Resources Manager
Market Research Analyst
Purchasing Agent
Statistical Assistant
Wholesale &

 

                                                    Government & Public Administration

These workers oversee all areas of government at local, state and federal levels, such as charging people taxes, managing cities and keeping the country safe.


Auditor
City Manager
Construction & Building Inspector
Economist
Federal Law Enforcement Agent
Inspector & Compliance Officer
Management Analyst
Nuclear Quality Control Inspector
Park Ranger
Police Officer
Public Administrator
Quality Control Inspector
Real Estate Appraiser
Statistician
Urban & Regional Planner


                                                             Hospitality & Tourism

These workers manage and operate businesses that people use for leisure and travel, such as restaurants, hotels, vacation spots, and amusement parks.


Cook/Chef
Fitness Trainer & Aerobics Instructor
Food Service Manager
Health Club Manager

Housekeeper
Interpreter & Translator
Janitor
Park Ranger
Parking Lot Attendant

Recreation Program Director
Recreation Worker
Taxi Driver & Chauffeur
Travel Agent



                                                            ▢  Education and Training

These workers help people learn and gain skills. Many of these jobs are in schools.


Athletic Director
Career & Technology Education Teacher
College Faculty Member
Education Administration
Education Counselor

Elementary School Teacher
Librarian
Library Assistant
Media Specialist
Preschool Teacher

Principal
Secondary School Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Sports Instructor/Coach
Teacher Assistant



                                                          Marketing, Sales & Service

These workers sell or make plans for how to sell goods (bicycles, shoes, computers, etc.) or services (tax preparation, how to invest money, etc.) to the public.


Advertising Agent
Automotive Salesperson
Counter & Rental Clerk
Customer Service Representative
Insurance Agent

Manufacturer’s Representative
Market Research Analyst
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Public Relations Specialist
Real Estate Sales Agent

Retail Salesperson
Sales Engineer
Services Sales Representative
Technical Representative
Wholesale Sales Representative



                                                            ▢  Architecture & Construction

These workers design, build, remodel and repair buildings and other structures.


Architect
Bulldozer Operator
Carpenter
Cement Mason
Civil Engineer

Construction & Building Inspector
Cost Estimator
Drafter
Electrician
Glazier

Painter & Paperhanger
Plasterer
Plumber & Pipe fitter
Roofer
Sheet Metal Worker



                                                    ▢  Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

These workers operate equipment used to move people and objects from one location to another. They may drive trucks, navigate ships or fly airplanes.


Air Traffic Controller
Aircraft Mechanic
Automotive Technician
Bus Driver
Diesel Service Technician

Dispatcher
Flight Attendant
Freight, Stock & Material Mover
Locomotive Engineer
Pilot

Reservation & Ticket Agent
Taxi Driver & Chauffeur
Transportation Manager
Travel Agent
Truck Driver



                                                    ▢  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

These workers grow and sell farm and forest products, breed and raise animals and catch fish.


Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural Scientist
Environmental Science Technician
Farm & Home Management Advisor
Farmer/Farm Manager

Fish & Game Warden
Forester & Conservation Scientist
Landscape Architect
Microbiologist
Nursery Worker

Pest Controller
Range Manager
Soil Scientist
Wildlife Biologist
Zoologist



                                                                 Human Services

These workers help people with their needs by offering services ranging from basic personal grooming and household cleaning to in-depth counseling and social service programs.


Building Manager
Childcare Worker
Clergy
Cosmetologist
Dietician & Nutritionist

Equipment & Vehicle Cleaner
Financial Manager
Housekeeper
Laundry/Dry Cleaning Machine Operator
Meat Cutter

Psychologist
Service Station Attendant
Social & Human Services Assistant
Social Worker
Stockbroker



                                                                     Health Science

These workers help keep people and animals healthy and take care of them when they are sick.


Dental Hygienist
Dentist
Health Information Technician
Home Health Aide
Licensed Practical Nurse

Medical Assistant
Nurse Midwife
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Physical Therapist

Physician
Radiologic Technologist
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
Veterinarian



                                                             Law, Public Safety & Security

These workers serve and protect people by offering legal, safety and security services.


Correctional Officer
Customs Inspector
Emergency Medical Technician
Federal Law Enforcement Agent
Firefighter

Fish & Game Warden
Forensic Scientist
Judge
Lawyer
Park Ranger

Parole & Probation Officer
Police Officer
Private Detective
Security Guard
Security & Fire Alarm System Installer



                                                     Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

These workers create and share ideas or information with other people. They make movies, draw pictures, announce the news on television or communicate in many other ways.


Actor
Archivist & Curator
Commercial Artist
Dancer/Choreographer
Designer

Graphic Designer
Journalist
Musician & Composer
Photographer
Radio/TV Announcer & Newscaster

Software Designer
Sound Engineer
Technical Writer
Website Designer
Writer & Editor


                                              

                                          ▢  Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

These workers use their knowledge of science and mathematics to do research or experiments, solve problems or invent things.


Aerospace Engineer
Astronomer
Biological Scientist
Broadcast Technician
Chemical Engineer

Chemist
Electrical & Electronics Engineer
Forester & Conservation Scientist
Geologist & Geophysicist
Marine Biologist

Mathematician
Mechanical Engineer
Meteorologist
Statistician
Surveyor & Cartographer


                                                                       

                                                                     ▢  Finance

These workers offer services in all areas of finance, such as banking, insurance and financial planning.


Accountant
Actuary
Auditor
Bank Teller
Bookkeeper

Bill & Account Collector
Credit Manager
Economist
Financial Manager
Real Estate Agent

Insurance Claims Adjuster & Examiner
Insurance Underwriter
Loan Clerk & Credit Authorizer
Stockbroker



                                                             Information Technology

These workers design, develop and manage all kinds of computer hardware and software systems.


Computer Engineer
Computer Programmer
Network Specialist

Computer Systems Analyst
Database Administrator
Web Designer

Software Designer
Website Designer
Animator
Technical Support Engineer