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Advancement Prospects

Advancement prospects vary by profession. Engineers and scientists, for example, advance by working on more prestigious projects or for larger employers. They also can become managers (by earning at least a master’s degree) or college professors (doctorate). Others open their own consulting firms. By earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering, technicians can advance to become engineers. With experience and further education, manufacturing line workers can become supervisors or industrial production managers. Experienced transportation planners advance by moving to larger city or county planning boards, where they become responsible for larger and more complicated projects, make policy decisions, or become responsible for funding new developments. Other planners may become consultants to communities that cannot afford a full-time planner. Some planners also serve as city managers, cabinet secretaries, and presidents of consulting firms. Secretaries and other clerical workers advance by receiving pay raises and managerial duties. With experience and additional education, they can become managers.

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