Special Report

Jobs With the Best Job Security

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33. Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9% (33rd lowest)
> Labor force: 376,000
> Median annual wage: $44,400
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -6.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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32. Speech-language pathologists
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 27th lowest)
> Labor force: 181,000
> Median annual wage: $77,510
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +27.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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31. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 27th lowest)
> Labor force: 153,000
> Median annual wage: $62,920
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +3.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Postsecondary nondegree award

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30. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 27th lowest)
> Labor force: 142,000
> Median annual wage: $115,670
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +5.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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29. Appraisers and assessors of real estate
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 27th lowest)
> Labor force: 85,000
> Median annual wage: $54,980
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +7.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree