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Jobs With the Best and Worst Job Security

Jobs With the Best Job Security

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32. Civil engineers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 460,000
> Median annual wage: $84,770
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +10.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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31. Dentists
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 163,000
> Median annual wage: $158,120
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +19.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree

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30. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 1.0 million
> Median annual wage: $69,620
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: -0.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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29. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 342,000
> Median annual wage: $39,230
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +9.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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28. First-line supervisors of personal service workers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 210,000
> Median annual wage: $37,450
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +14.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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27. Insurance underwriters
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 120,000
> Median annual wage: $69,760
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: -5.2%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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26. Lawyers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 1.2 million
> Median annual wage: $119,250
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +8.2%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree

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25. Medical and health services managers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 645,000
> Median annual wage: $98,350
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +20.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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24. Personal financial advisors
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (tied – 24th lowest)
> Labor force: 542,000
> Median annual wage: $90,640
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +14.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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23. Directors, religious activities and education
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 20th lowest)
> Labor force: 77,000
> Median annual wage: $38,980
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +7.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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