Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

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15. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 12th highest job security)
> Labor force: 65,000
> Median annual wage: $52,060
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: -0.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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14. Directors of religious activities and education
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 12th highest job security)
> Labor force: 82,000
> Median annual wage: $38,610
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +7.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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13. Private detectives and investigators
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 12th highest job security)
> Labor force: 95,000
> Median annual wage: $48,190
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +10.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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12. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 12th highest job security)
> Labor force: 708,000
> Median annual wage: $59,680
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +7.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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11. First-line supervisors of police and detectives
> Unemployment rate: 0.5% (tied – 8th highest job security)
> Labor force: 95,000
> Median annual wage: $84,840
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +6.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma