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Educational and licensing requirements differ for the careers within a particular field or industry, as do job duties and salaries. When you know what field you want to work in, but aren't sure which career within it to choose, use these comparisons to help you decide.

Administrative Jobs

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Human Resources Assistant, Library Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, Paralegal

Careers Working With Animals

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Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Trainer and Groomer

Art Careers

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Animator, Desktop Publisher, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Photographer

Communications and Media Careers

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Broadcast Technician, News Anchor, Photographer, Public Relations Specialist, Reporter, Translator or Interpreter, Writer, Editor

Computer Science Careers

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Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Software Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Programmer, Computer Support Specialist, Network Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Web Master

Construction Careers

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Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, HVAC Technician and Construction Project Manager

Criminal Justice Careers

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Attorney, Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Scientist, Special Agent

Careers in Dentistry

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Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Dental Technician

Education Careers

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Coach, Fitness Trainer, Health Educator, Librarian, Principal, Self-Enrichment Teacher, Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher

Careers in Engineering

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Engineer and Engineering Technician

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