Occupations

Search for an occupation from over 800 job titles or browse the fastest growing jobs in North Carolina. Filter and sort results by: location, career cluster, star rating (a composite rating of occupations computed by LEAD), salary range, education level, interests and/or abilities. 

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Median Annual Wage
Annual Growth Rate
Avg. Annual Openings
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Star Rating:
Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$54,270
($26.09/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 5
Very Strong Growth
2.4%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
60
Government and Public Administration
Star Rating:
Education: Master's degree
Median Annual Wage
$64,120
($30.83/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 5
Very Strong Growth
1.4%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
137
Manufacturing
Star Rating:
Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$51,910
($24.96/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 4
Strong Growth
1.0%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
148
Architecture and Construction
Star Rating:
Education: Associate's degree
Median Annual Wage
$51,260
($24.64/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 4
Strong Growth
1.0%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
237
Architecture and Construction
Star Rating:
Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$70,070
($33.69/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 3
Average Growth
0.8%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 2
Few Opportunities
37
Architecture and Construction
Star Rating:
Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$78,200
($37.60/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.6%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
220
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Star Rating:
Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$69,580
($33.45/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.5%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 3
Average Opportunity
87
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Star Rating:
Education: Bachelor's degree
Median Annual Wage
$52,080
($25.04/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 2
Slow Growth
0.4%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 4
Strong Opportunity
331
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Star Rating:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Median Annual Wage
$26,400
($12.69/hr)
Annual Growth Rate
Growth Rate 1
None or Negative Growth
-0.6%
Avg. Annual Openings
Annual Opening Score 4
Strong Opportunity
392