Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

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5. Court, municipal, and license clerks
> Unemployment rate: 0.3% (tied – 3rd highest job security)
> Labor force: 90,000
> Median annual wage: $36,670
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +6.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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4. Respiratory therapists
> Unemployment rate: 0.3% (tied – 3rd highest job security)
> Labor force: 100,000
> Median annual wage: $58,670
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +23.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Associate’s degree

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3. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators
> Unemployment rate: 0.3% (tied – 3rd highest job security)
> Labor force: 107,000
> Median annual wage: $45,760
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: -3.2%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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2. First-line supervisors of correctional officers
> Unemployment rate: 0.2% (tied – the highest job security)
> Labor force: 52,000
> Median annual wage: $60,560
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: -7.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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1. Appraisers and assessors of real estate
> Unemployment rate: 0.2% (tied – the highest job security)
> Labor force: 97,000
> Median annual wage: $51,850
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +14.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree