Special Report

Jobs With the Best Job Security

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28. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 27th lowest)
> Labor force: 77,000
> Median annual wage: $58,770
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -23.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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27. Tool and die makers
> Unemployment rate: 0.8% (tied – 27th lowest)
> Labor force: 55,000
> Median annual wage: $52,750
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -6.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Postsecondary nondegree award

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26. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 969,000
> Median annual wage: $67,950
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -0.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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25. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 721,000
> Median annual wage: $61,380
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +5.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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24. Architectural and engineering managers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 155,000
> Median annual wage: $140,760
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +2.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree