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Careers With the Best Job Security

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28. Lawyers
> Unemployment rate: 1.4%
> Labor force: 1,100,000
> Median annual wage: $126,930
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +8.9%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Doctoral or professional degree

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27. Physician assistants
> Unemployment rate: 1.2%
> Labor force: 167,000
> Median annual wage: $115,390
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +31.0%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Master’s degree

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26. Pharmacists
> Unemployment rate: 1.2%
> Labor force: 356,000
> Median annual wage: $128,710
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +-2.1%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Doctoral or professional degree

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25. Chiropractors
> Unemployment rate: 1.2%
> Labor force: 60,000
> Median annual wage: $70,720
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +10.9%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Doctoral or professional degree

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24. Software developers
> Unemployment rate: 1.2%
> Labor force: 1,956,000
> Median annual wage: N/A
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: N/A
> Typical entry-level education requirement: N/A

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