Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

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20. Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 17th highest job security)
> Labor force: 55,000
> Median annual wage: $36,930
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +2.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

19. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 17th highest job security)
> Labor force: 100,000
> Median annual wage: $50,160
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +5.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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18. Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 17th highest job security)
> Labor force: 379,000
> Median annual wage: N/A
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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17. Clergy
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 17th highest job security)
> Labor force: 409,000
> Median annual wage: $45,740
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +8.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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16. Chiropractors
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 12th highest job security)
> Labor force: 51,000
> Median annual wage: $67,520
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +10.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree