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21. COST ESTIMATORS

21. COST ESTIMATORS
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Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $58,860*
Number of Jobs   202,200*
Job Outlook   26% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a cost estimator?

  • Analytical skills
  • Technical skills
  • Writing skills
  • Detail Oriented

Do cost estimators need a license or certification?

Voluntary certification can show competence and experience in the field. In some instances, employers may require professional certification before hiring.

22. COMPUTER SYSTEM ANALYSTS

22. COMPUTER SYSTEM ANALYSTS
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Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $79,680*
Number of Jobs   520,600*
Job Outlook   25% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a compute system analyst?

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Computer skills

Do computer system analysts need a license or certification?

No

23. DIETITIANS AND NUTRITIONISTS

23. DIETITIANS AND NUTRITIONISTS
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Dietitians and nutritionists evaluate the health of their clients and advise them on which foods to eat and which to avoid to improve their health. Some dietitians and nutritionists provide customized information for specific individuals. Others work with groups of people who have similar needs. They may also work with other healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $55,240*
Number of Jobs   67,400*
Job Outlook   21% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a dietitian or nutritionist?

  • Analytical skills
  • Compassion
  • Listening skills
  • Organization skills

Do dietitians and nutritionists need a license or certification?

Most states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed. Other states require only state registration or certification, and a few states have no regulations for this occupation.

24. CIVIL ENGINEERS

24. CIVIL ENGINEERS
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Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain transportation routes, tunnels, bridges, flyovers, airports, government buildings and other structures required on a large public scale.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $79,340*
Number of Jobs   272,900*
Job Outlook   20% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a civil engineer?

  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Math skills
  • Organization skills

Do civil engineers need a license or certification?

Civil engineers who sell their own services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia

25. ATHLETIC TRAINERS AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS

25. ATHLETIC TRAINERS AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS
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Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses. Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $42,690*
Number of Jobs   28,900*
Job Outlook   19% (faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a athletic trainer or exercise physiologist?

  • Compassion
  • Decision-making skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Interpersonal skills

Do athletic trainers and exercise physiologists need a license or certification?

Athletic trainers must be licensed or certified in most states; requirements vary by state. The independent Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) offers the standard certification examination that most states use for licensing athletic trainers.

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