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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 a master’s, doctoral, or first-professional degree, projected 2008–18, in thousands
Occupation From growth From replacement needs Total Median annual wages, May 2008

Registered nurses

582 458 1,039 62,450

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

276 146 422 23,850

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

156 236 391 39,030

Computer support specialists

78 157 235 43,450

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

127 93 220 23,140

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

36 146 182 35,100

Preschool teachers, except special education

87 92 178 23,870

Insurance sales agents

52 101 153 45,430

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

87 50 136 39,680

Real estate sales agents

64 65 128 40,150

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

0 126 126 33,560

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

77 47 124 29,210

Paralegals and legal assistants

74 30 104 46,120

Dental hygienists

63 36 98 66,570

Legal secretaries

48 35 84 39,860

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

15 60 75 39,390

Medical records and health information technicians

35 35 70 30,610

Radiologic technologists and technicians

37 31 68 52,210

Library technicians

11 54 65 28,820

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

19 43 62 29,330

Note: Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

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