Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

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25. Lawyers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 25th highest job security)
> Labor force: 1.2 million
> Median annual wage: $118,160
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +9.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree

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24. Physician assistants
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 21st highest job security)
> Labor force: 117,000
> Median annual wage: $101,480
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +37.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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23. Speech-language pathologists
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 21st highest job security)
> Labor force: 142,000
> Median annual wage: $74,680
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +17.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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22. Librarians
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 21st highest job security)
> Labor force: 196,000
> Median annual wage: $57,680
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +8.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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21. Special education teachers
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 21st highest job security)
> Labor force: 426,000
> Median annual wage: N/A
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma