Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Boston, Massachusetts
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21. Massachusetts
> Most iconic job: Biomedical Engineers
> Employed in job statewide: 2,530
> Median salary, iconic job: $93,020
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 12.1%

car production line
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22. Michigan
> Most iconic job: Commercial and Industrial Designers
> Employed in job statewide: 6,030
> Median salary, iconic job: $78,120
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 19.2%

Boundary Waters, Minnesota
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23. Minnesota
> Most iconic job: Food Scientists and Technologists
> Employed in job statewide: 1,570
> Median salary, iconic job: $81,740
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 10.7%

Biloxi Beach at Sunset, Mississippi
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24. Mississippi
> Most iconic job: Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
> Employed in job statewide: 1,340
> Median salary, iconic job: $46,100
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 12.6%

St. Louis, Missouri
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25. Missouri
> Most iconic job: Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
> Employed in job statewide: 1,470
> Median salary, iconic job: $19,680
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 8.4%