Professional Services

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions in Professional Services
(Accounting, Legal and Insurance/Finance in South Central Kentucky)

Occupation/Position DescriptionMinimum Required EducationAverage Annual Salary
HSD: High School Diploma, OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education,
STT: Short-Term Training, GED: General Educational Development
*Higher level of education preferred
Office Clerk (General)HSD/GED/STT/Associate Degree$27,900
Tax PreparerHSD/GED/OJT*$28,000
Customer Service RepresentativeHSD/GED/STT*$29,000
Secretary and Administrative Assistant (Except Legal, Medical and Executive)HSD/GED/OJT*$29,000
Billing and Posting ClerkHSD/GED/OJT*$30,700
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing ClerkHSD/GED/OJT*
$34,200
First-Line Supervisor of Office and Administrative
Support Workers
HSD/GED*
$46,000
Accountant and Auditor
Bachelor’s Degree
$60,600
General and Operations ManagerPSE$81,700
Financial Manager
PSE$106,500

Professional Services Career Pathway


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Accountant
Auditor
Lawyer
Insurance Sales Agent
Financial Manager/Advisor
Loan Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Information Technology
Human Resources
Marketing/Public
Relations/Advertising
Securities
Commodities
Financial Services Sales


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$43,000 – $200,000

 

 

Paralegal
Web Developer


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$25,000 – $52,600

 

 

Accountant
Tax Preparer
Legal Secretary
Computer Support
Specialist


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000-$60,700

 

 

Bank Teller
Office Clerk
General Customer Service Representative
Billing & Postage Clerk
Stock Clerk & Order Filler
Receptionists


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$17,200 – $40,700