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Careers With the Best Job Security

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23. Financial and investment analysts
> Unemployment rate: 1.2%
> Labor force: 347,000
> Median annual wage: N/A
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: N/A
> Typical entry-level education requirement: N/A

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22. Database administrators and architects
> Unemployment rate: 1.1%
> Labor force: 112,000
> Median annual wage: $98,860
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +7.9%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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21. Firefighters
> Unemployment rate: 1.0%
> Labor force: 297,000
> Median annual wage: $52,500
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +8.5%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Postsecondary nondegree award

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20. Respiratory therapists
> Unemployment rate: 1.0%
> Labor force: 118,000
> Median annual wage: $62,810
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +23.0%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Associate’s degree

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19. Advertising and promotions managers
> Unemployment rate: 1.0%
> Labor force: 73,000
> Median annual wage: $133,460
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +10.3%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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