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Careers With the Best Job Security

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18. Surgical technologists
> Unemployment rate: 0.9%
> Labor force: 114,000
> Median annual wage: $49,710
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +8.7%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Postsecondary nondegree award

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17. Child, family, and school social workers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9%
> Labor force: 55,000
> Median annual wage: $48,430
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +12.6%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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16. Training and development managers
> Unemployment rate: 0.9%
> Labor force: 55,000
> Median annual wage: $115,640
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +10.7%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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15. Information security analysts
> Unemployment rate: 0.8%
> Labor force: 153,000
> Median annual wage: $103,590
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +33.4%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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14. Physical therapists
> Unemployment rate: 0.7%
> Labor force: 275,000
> Median annual wage: $91,010
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +20.5%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Doctoral or professional degree

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