Jobs With the Best and Worst Job Security

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22. Financial analysts
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 20th lowest)
> Labor force: 309,000
> Median annual wage: $84,300
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +10.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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21. Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 20th lowest)
> Labor force: 129,000
> Median annual wage: $36,280
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +3.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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20. Speech-language pathologists
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 20th lowest)
> Labor force: 153,000
> Median annual wage: $76,610
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +17.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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19. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 16th lowest)
> Labor force: 165,000
> Median annual wage: $61,020
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +4.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Postsecondary nondegree award

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18. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 16th lowest)
> Labor force: 120,000
> Median annual wage: $137,330
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: N/A

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17. Budget analysts
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 16th lowest)
> Labor force: 51,000
> Median annual wage: $75,240
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +6.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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16. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 16th lowest)
> Labor force: 733,000
> Median annual wage: $61,050
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +7.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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15. Dental hygienists
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 14th lowest)
> Labor force: 179,000
> Median annual wage: $74,070
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +19.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Associate’s degree

14. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
> Unemployment rate: 0.6% (tied – 14th lowest)
> Labor force: 105,000
> Median annual wage: $51,410
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +5.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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13. Database administrators
> Unemployment rate: 0.5% (tied – 9th lowest)
> Labor force: 109,000
> Median annual wage: $87,020
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +11.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree