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Do you have a high-wage personality?

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Do you have a high-wage personality? Which jobs match your work interests? Check out these infographics to find out!

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Do you have a high-wage personality?

  1. 1. What is your work personality? Tip: Take a work interest assessment, like the one found at www.mynextmove.org. Then note your highest interest area. Now let’s see what that means in the job market
  2. 2. Top 10 Jobs     Occupations With Most Openings Occupations With Highest Wages 1. 1. Food Preparation, Including Fast Food 2. Laborers and 2. Material Movers, Hand 3. Janitors and Cleaners 4. Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Network and Computer Systems Administrators Electricians 3. Computer Support Specialists 4. HVAC Mechanics and Installers 5. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $$$$$$ $$$$$ The good news: If you have a high Realistic work interest, there are a lot of jobs out there for you. The bad news: The pay is very low for most of those jobs. Some advice: Training in computers, construction, or maintenance can land you a higher-paying job.
  3. 3. Top 7 Jobs   Occupations With Most Openings Occupations With Highest Wages 1. 1. Registered Nurses 2. Software 2. Developers 3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 4. Computer Systems Analysts Software Developers Computer Systems Analysts and Administrators 3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 4. Registered Nurses $$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$ The good news: If you have a high Investigative work interest, the pay is very high for most of those jobs. The bad news: More education is required, and there are fewer job choices. Some advice: Do your homework before investing in higher education.
  4. 4. Top 2 Jobs  Occupations With Most Openings Occupations With Highest Wages 1. Hairdressers, 1. Preschool Hairstylists, and Teachers, Except Cosmetologists Special Education, 2. Preschool $12.49/hour Teachers, Except 2. Hairdressers, Special Education Hairstylists, and 3. …and that’s it Cosmetologists, $9.25/hour $$$$$$ $$$$$ The good news: If you have a high Artistic work interest, you are more interesting than the rest of us. The bad news: Very few job openings and low wages. Some advice: Unless you are highly talented and very determined, you should consider a job in your secondary interest area.
  5. 5. Top 10 Jobs     Occupations With Most Openings $$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Occupations With Highest Wages The good news: If you 1. Waiters and Waitresses 2. Childcare Workers 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. Registered Nurses 2. Special Education Teachers Home Health 3. Licensed Aides Practical Nurses Registered Nurses 4. Self-Enrichment Teacher Assistants Education Personal Care Teachers Aides have a high Social work interest, there are a lot of jobs out there for you. The bad news: On average the pay is low. Some advice: Consider exploring career ladder jobs in health care or education.
  6. 6. Top 10 Jobs     Occupations With Most Openings $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$ Occupations With Highest Wages The good news: If you 1. Retail Salespersons 2. Customer Service Representatives 1. Sales Representatives, Services 3. First-Line 2. Sales Supervisors of Representatives, Office Workers Wholesale and 4. Sales Manufacturing Representatives, 3. Human Resources Wholesale and Specialists Manufacturing have a high Enterprising work interest, there are a lot of jobs out there for you. The bad news: Most of the highest paying jobs are sales jobs. Some advice: You may want to consider starting your own business.
  7. 7. Top 10 Jobs    $$$$$$$ $$$$$$$  Occupations With Most Openings 1. Food Preparation, Including Fast Food 2. Cashiers Occupations With Highest Wages 1. Accountants and Auditors 2. Sales 3. Office Clerks Representatives, 4. Receptionists and Wholesale and Information Clerks Manufacturing 5. First-Line 3. First-Line Supervisors of Supervisors of Office Workers Office Workers The good news: If you have a high Conventional work interest, there are a lot of jobs out there for you. The bad news: More than half of those jobs pay less than $10/hour. Some advice: With some vocational or college training, you could qualify for a higher-paying office support or accounting job.
  8. 8. Notes: Job openings and median wage data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey conducted by the New York State Department of Labor. Job openings are based on 2010-2020 long-term occupational projections for the Finger Lakes (including Rochester), NY region. Median wage data are from 2012 for the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Occupational interest matches are from O*NET data. O*NETTM is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Some occupations have a high occupational interest rating in more than one interest category.

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