Special Report

Jobs With the Best Job Security

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23. Barbers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 138,000
> Median annual wage: $27,960
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +7.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Postsecondary nondegree award

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22. Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 134,000
> Median annual wage: $62,420
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +9.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Postsecondary nondegree award

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21. Physician assistants
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 132,000
> Median annual wage: $108,610
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +31.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Master’s degree

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20. Computer network architects
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 107,000
> Median annual wage: $109,020
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +5.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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19. Pest control workers
> Unemployment rate: 0.7% (tied – 19th lowest)
> Labor force: 97,000
> Median annual wage: $35,610
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +6.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent