Jobs that pay $25 an hour

Check out these ten jobs that pay $25 an hour.

Twenty-five is a good, solid number. It's helpful mathematically, since it's a quarter of one hundred and also easily divisible by five. So to honor the number 25, here are 10 jobs that pay $25 an hour that are projected to grow over the next five years according to Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

1. Occupational therapy assistants and aides collaborate with occupational therapists to develop and carry out a treatment plan for each patient. Activities in plans range from teaching the proper way for patients to move from a bed into a wheelchair to the best way to stretch their muscles. Occupational therapy assistants also may work with people with learning disabilities to teach them skills that allow them to be more independent.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.51
  • 2015 Jobs – 43,391
  • 2015-2020 % change – 18%
2. Wind turbine service technicians install and repair the various components of wind turbines – large mechanical devices that convert wind energy into electricity. The structure is made up of three major components: a tower, three blades, and a nacelle, which is composed of an outer case, brakes, generator, and gearbox.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.90
  • 2015 jobs – 4,287
  • 2015-2020 % change – 16%
3. Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate the details of events, from estimating attendance and finding a venue to handling logistics and organizing audio/visual equipment and everything in between. Meeting, convention, and event planners work to ensure that this purpose is achieved efficiently and seamlessly. They coordinate every detail of events, from beginning to end.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.48
  • 2015 jobs – 86,249
  • 2015-2020 % change – 16%
4. Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians perform tests and procedures that physicians and surgeons or other healthcare personnel order. However, technologists perform more complex tests and laboratory procedures than technicians do. Medical laboratory technicians usually work under the general supervision of medical laboratory technologists or laboratory managers.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.38
  • 2015 jobs – 328,593
  • 2015-2020 % change – 10%
5. Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles or missiles, such as wings, fuselage, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.43
  • 2015 jobs – 40,869
  • 2015-2020 % change – 10%
6. Private detectives and investigators offer many services for individuals, attorneys, and businesses. They may perform background checks or look into charges that someone has been stealing money from a company and similar accusations. However, because they lack police powers, their work must be done with the same authority as a private citizen. As a result, they must have a good understanding of federal, state and local laws, such as privacy laws and other legal issues affecting their work. Otherwise, evidence they collect may not be useable in court.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $25.43
  • 2015 jobs – 27,929
  • 2015-2020 % change – 9%
7. Paralegals and legal assistants help lawyers prepare for hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Paralegals may specialize in areas such as litigation, personal injury, corporate law, criminal law, employee benefits, intellectual property, bankruptcy, immigration, family law and real estate.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.92
  • 2015 jobs – 276,678
  • 2015-2020 % change – 8%
8. Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install pipes and fittings that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. They connect pipes, determine the necessary materials for a job, and perform pressure tests to ensure that a pipe system is airtight and watertight.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $25.60
  • 2015 jobs – 448,156
  • 2015-2020 % change – 8%
9. Archivists, curators, and museum technicians – Archivists appraise, edit, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. Curators oversee collections of artwork and historic items, and may conduct public service activities for an institution. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore objects and documents in museum collections and exhibits.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $24.66
  • 2015 jobs – 26,855
  • 2015-2020 % change – 7%
10. Adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors instruct adults in basic skills, such as reading, writing and speaking English. They also help students earn their high school diploma.
  • Avg. hourly earnings – $25.40
  • 2015 jobs – 67,341
  • 2015-2020 % change – 6%

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