Orrin Cummins wrote:
According to the data at the above link from the U.S. Department of Labor, as of 2013 there were 821 "detailed occupations" in America. The actual number of recognizably different jobs is probably higher, of course, but even if we take 821 as a total that makes #82 almost fall within the top 10%. Is working in the top 10% of all careers in a country with almost 320 million people really flying below the radar?
Incidentally, that page also lists the average annual income of "interpreters and translators" (averaged together I suppose) as $53,410. I certainly don't know too many high school teachers pulling that kind of salary.
Out of 821 occupations, I guess we're under the radar. Looking on the bright side, I am happy translators are taken into account.
PS: In case you're wondering which occupation tops the list, let me break the news "chief executive".