Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

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10. Occupational therapists
> Unemployment rate: 0.5% (tied – 8th highest job security)
> Labor force: 123,000
> Median annual wage: $81,910
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +21.2%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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9. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
> Unemployment rate: 0.5% (tied – 8th highest job security)
> Labor force: 224,000
> Median annual wage: $32,670
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +15.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Postsecondary nondegree award

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8. Physicians and surgeons
> Unemployment rate: 0.5% (tied – 8th highest job security)
> Labor force: 1.1 million
> Median annual wage: N/A
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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7. Dental hygienists
> Unemployment rate: 0.4% (7th highest job security)
> Labor force: 169,000
> Median annual wage: $72,910
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +19.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Associate’s degree

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6. Precision instrument and equipment repairers
> Unemployment rate: 0.3% (tied – 3rd highest job security)
> Labor force: 63,000
> Median annual wage: N/A
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma