Occupations in Public Safety

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 There are frequently many education paths to a target occupation, and there are many occupations your education could apply to! Some occupations in this area have short-term certificates that expand your opportunities as you learn.

 

 

 

 

How this list was compiled

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average
HS/GED Certificate** Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency $23,850
HS/GED Some College Bailiffs $42,670
HS/GED Some College Correctional Officers and Jailers $42,820
Doctorate Doctorate Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Pos $59,590
HS/GED Some College Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,120
Bachelor Bachelor Emergency Management Directors $70,500
Credential Credential** Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $32,670
Credential Credential Fire Inspectors and Investigators $58,440
Credential Credential Firefighters $48,030
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $60,560
Credential Credential First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Preven $74,540
HS/GED Some College First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,840
Bachelor Bachelor Fish and Game Wardens $51,730
HS/GED Some College Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists $36,230
Doctorate Doctorate Law Teachers, Postsecondary $111,210
HS/GED Some College Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $59,680
HS/GED Some College Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers $38,870
HS/GED Some College Private Detectives and Investigators $48,190
Bachelor Bachelor Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Spec $50,160
HS/GED Some College Protective Service Workers, All Other $28,720
HS/GED Some College Security Guards $25,770
HS/GED Some College Transportation Security Screeners $39,680

 

About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science in Mathematics and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning. 

Occupations in Information Technology

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 There are frequently many education paths to a target occupation, and there are many occupations your education could apply to! Some occupations in this area have short-term certificates that expand your opportunities as you learn.

 

 

 

How this list was compiled

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click to see this job's Oregon profile!) National Average
Doctorate Doctorate Computer and Information Research Scientists $111,000
Bachelor Bachelor Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Computer Network Architects $101,000
Associate Associate** Computer Network Support Specialists $62,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Computer Occupations, All Other $86,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Computer Programmers $79,000
Doctorate Doctorate Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Computer Systems Analysts $87,000
Some College Certificate** Computer User Support Specialists $49,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Database Administrators $84,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Information Security Analysts $92,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Software Developers, Applications $100,000
Bachelor Bachelor** Software Developers, Systems Software $106,000
Associate Associate** Web Developers (Software Development Pathway) $66,000
Associate Associate** Web Developers (Digital Design Pathways) $66,000

 

 

About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science in Mathematics and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning. 

Occupations in Health Care

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 There are frequently many education paths to a target occupation, and there are many occupations your education could apply to! Some occupations in this area have short-term certificates that expand your opportunities as you learn.

 

 

 

How this list was compiled

 

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average Pathway Level
HS/GED Certificate** Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency $23,850 13 credits
Doctorate Doctorate Anesthesiologists $208,000+  
Doctorate Doctorate Audiologists $75,980  
Associate Associate Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $55,570  
Doctorate Doctorate Chiropractors $67,520  
Credential Credential** Dental Assistants $36,940 55 credits
Associate Associate Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $69,650  
Associate Associate Dietetic Technicians $26,350  
Bachelor Bachelor Dietitians and Nutritionists $58,920  
Credential Credential** Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $32,670 20/48/AAS
Bachelor Bachelor Exercise Physiologists $47,340  
Doctorate Doctorate Family and General Practitioners $190,490  
Master Master Genetic Counselors $74,120  
Master Master Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All $74,530  
Doctorate Doctorate Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $99,360  
HS/GED Some College Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $41,070  
Credential Credential Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, Al $48,820  
HS/GED Certificate** Healthcare Support Workers, All Other $36,330 16 credits
None Certificate** Home Health Aides (in Healthcare Career Core Pathw $22,600 16 credits
None Certificate** Home Health Aides (in Medical Assisting Pathway) $22,600 14 credits
Doctorate Doctorate Internists, General $196,380  
Credential Credential Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $44,090  
Associate Associate Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $68,420  
Credential Credential Massage Therapists $39,860  
Associate Associate Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $38,950  
Bachelor Bachelor Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $61,070  
Bachelor Bachelor Medical and Health Services Managers $96,540  
HS/GED Certificate** Medical Appliance Technicians $35,980 16 credits
Credential Credential** Medical Assistants $31,540 49 credits
Credential Credential** Medical Assistants (in Healthcare Career Core Path $31,540 49 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Medical Equipment Preparers $34,400 16 credits
Credential Credential Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $38,040  
Doctorate Doctorate Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $80,530  
Credential Credential Medical Transcriptionists $35,720  
Associate Associate Nuclear Medicine Technologists $74,350  
Master Master Nurse Anesthetists $160,270  
Master Master Nurse Midwives $99,770  
Master Master Nurse Practitioners $100,910  
Credential Credential** Nursing Assistants $26,590 17/19 credits
Master Master Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $69,130  
Doctorate Doctorate Obstetricians and Gynecologists $208,000+  
Bachelor Bachelor Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $70,920  
Master Master Occupational Therapists $81,910  
HS/GED Certificate** Occupational Therapy Aides $28,330 20 credits
Associate Associate Occupational Therapy Assistants $59,010  
Credential Credential Ophthalmic Medical Technicians $35,530  
Doctorate Doctorate Optometrists $106,140  
Doctorate Doctorate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $208,000+  
Doctorate Doctorate Orthodontists $208,000+  
Master Master Orthotists and Prosthetists $65,630  
Doctorate Doctorate Pediatricians, General $168,990  
Doctorate Doctorate Pharmacists $122,230  
HS/GED Certificate** Pharmacy Aides $25,240 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Pharmacy Technicians $30,920  
Credential Credential** Phlebotomists $32,710 48 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Physical Therapist Aides $25,680 20 credits
Associate Associate Physical Therapist Assistants $56,610  
Doctorate Doctorate Physical Therapists $85,400  
Master Master Physician Assistants $101,480  
Doctorate Doctorate Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $206,920  
Doctorate Doctorate Podiatrists $124,830  
Doctorate Doctorate Prosthodontists $126,050  
HS/GED Certificate** Psychiatric Aides (in Healthcare Career Core Pathw $26,720 16 credits
HS/GED Certificate** Psychiatric Aides (in Medical Assisting Pathway) $26,720 14 credits
Credential Credential Psychiatric Technicians $30,970  
Doctorate Doctorate Psychiatrists $194,740  
Associate Associate Radiation Therapists $80,160  
Associate Associate Radiologic Technologists $57,450  
Bachelor Bachelor Recreational Therapists $46,410  
Bachelor Bachelor** Registered Nurses $68,450 AAS+
Associate Associate Respiratory Therapists $58,670  
Associate Associate Respiratory Therapy Technicians $49,780  
Master Master Speech-Language Pathologists $74,680  
Doctorate Doctorate Surgeons $208,000+  
Credential Credential Surgical Technologists $45,160  
Bachelor Bachelor Therapists, All Other $56,700  
Doctorate Doctorate Veterinarians $88,770  

 

About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science in Mathematics and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning. 

Occupations in Education

 

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Education as a career is as broad as the career spectrum itself. You can start your learning experience to become any kind of educator here, at Southwestern, however our program is focused primarily on early childhood and elementary education.

You may want to also browse the careers in Arts & Humanities, Science & Math, and Social Science.

 

 

 

Generate ideas here, then connect with our staff advisors or your faculty advisor to make a plan.

There are frequently many education paths to a target occupation, and there are many occupations your education could apply to! Some occupations in this area have short-term certificates that expand your opportunities as you learn.

How this list was compiled

Competitive Education Occupation (click on name for Oregon profile!) National Average
Bachelor Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy T $50,650
Bachelor Education Administrators, All Other $78,210
Master Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary $92,510
Bachelor** Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare $45,790
Bachelor Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Educati $55,800
Bachelor Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $52,620
Bachelor Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/ $56,720
Associate** Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $28,790
Bachelor Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Care $58,030
Bachelor Special Education Teachers, All Other $53,860
Bachelor Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Eleme $57,040
Bachelor Special Education Teachers, Middle School $58,560
Bachelor** Special Education Teachers, Preschool $52,460
Bachelor Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $59,700
Certificate** Teacher Assistants $25,410
Bachelor Teachers And Instructors, All Other, Except Substi $30,110

 

About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science in Mathematics and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning. 

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