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Winter 2009-10 Vol. 53, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Associate degree or postsecondary vocational award
Occupations that have the most growth and that usually require an associate degree or postsecondary vocational award, projected 200818, in thousands
Occupation Thousands of jobs Median annual wages, May 2008

Registered nurses

582 62,450

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

276 23,850

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

156 39,030

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

127 23,140

Preschool teachers, except special education

87 23,870

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

87 39,680

Computer support specialists

78 43,450

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

77 29,210

Paralegals and legal assistants

74 46,120

Real estate sales agents

64 40,150

Dental hygienists

63 66,570

Insurance sales agents

52 45,430

Legal secretaries

48 39,860

Radiologic technologists and technicians

37 52,210

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

36 35,100

Medical records and health information technicians

35 30,610

Veterinary technologists and technicians

29 28,900

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

25 35,380

Massage therapists

23 34,900

Surgical technologists

23 38,740

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