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Winter 2009-10 Vol. 53, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Graduate degree
Occupations that have the most job openings and that usually require a master’s, doctoral, or first-professional degree, projected 2008–18, in thousands
Occupation (Thousands of job openings) Median annual wages, May 2008
From growth From replacement needs Total

Postsecondary teachers

257 296 553 58,830

Physicians and surgeons

144 116 261 ≥ 166,400

Lawyers

99 142 240 110,590

Clergy

85 133 218 41,730

Pharmacists

46 60 106 106,410

Educational, vocational, and school counselors

39 56 94 51,050

Physical therapists

56 22 79 72,790

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

44 22 66 72,590

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

27 35 61 37,210

Instructional coordinators

31 30 61 56,880

Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

17 43 60 64,140

Librarians

13 42 55 52,530

Dentists, general

18 33 52 142,870

Rehabilitation counselors

25 26 51 30,930

Mental health counselors

27 23 50 36,810

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

24 24 48 59,750

Occupational therapists

27 19 46 66,780

Speech-language pathologists

22 22 44 62,930

Physician assistants

29 14 43 81,230

Operations research analysts

14 18 32 69,000

Note: Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

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