Special Report

Jobs With the Best Job Security

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8. Flight attendants
> Unemployment rate: 0.4% (tied – 7th lowest)
> Labor force: 110,000
> Median annual wage: $56,000
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +10.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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7. Chemical engineers
> Unemployment rate: 0.4% (tied – 7th lowest)
> Labor force: 87,000
> Median annual wage: $104,910
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +6.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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6. Physicians and surgeons
> Unemployment rate: 0.3% (tied – 5th lowest)
> Labor force: 1,102,000
> Median annual wage: $00
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +7.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree

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5. Purchasing managers
> Unemployment rate: 0.3% (tied – 5th lowest)
> Labor force: 228,000
> Median annual wage: $118,940
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +3.9%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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4. Dentists
> Unemployment rate: 0.2% (tied – 3rd lowest)
> Labor force: 162,000
> Median annual wage: $156,240
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +7.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree