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Fastest Shrinking Jobs That Require a College Degree

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5. Credit analysts
> Employment growth projection (2020-2030): -5.8%
> Median annual wage: $77,440– #152 lowest out of 306 Jobs
> Total employment: 73,000 — #182 lowest out of 306 Jobs

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4. Nuclear engineers
> Employment growth projection (2020-2030): -8.4%
> Median annual wage: $120,380– #264 lowest out of 306 Jobs
> Total employment: 17,200 — #68 lowest out of 306 Jobs

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3. Computer programmers
> Employment growth projection (2020-2030): -9.9%
> Median annual wage: $93,000– #208 lowest out of 306 Jobs
> Total employment: 185,700 — #246 lowest out of 306 Jobs

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2. Desktop publishers
> Employment growth projection (2020-2030): -12.3%
> Median annual wage: $46,910– #20 lowest out of 306 Jobs
> Total employment: 8,200 — #33 lowest out of 306 Jobs

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1. Nuclear technicians
> Employment growth projection (2020-2030): -12.4%
> Median annual wage: $99,340– #236 lowest out of 306 Jobs
> Total employment: 6,600 — #20 lowest out of 306 Jobs

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