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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most job openings and have a master's, doctoral, or professional degree as the typical level of education needed to enter the occupation, projected 2010-20, in thousands of openings

Occupation

From growth

From replacement needs

Total job openings

Median annual wages, May 2010

Experience

On-the-job training

Postsecondary teachers

306

281

586

62,050

None

None

Physicians and surgeons

168

137

305

≥166,400

None

Internship/
residency

Lawyers

74

139

212

112,760

None

None

Pharmacists

70

70

140

111,570

None

None

Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors

53

60

114

53,380

None

None

Physical therapists

77

23

101

76,310

None

None

Education administrators, elementary and secondary school

23

67

90

86,970

1 to 5 years

None

Healthcare social workers

51

36

87

47,230

None

None

Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

34

49

82

66,810

None

Internship/
residency

Mental health counselors

44

26

69

38,150

None

Internship/
residency

Education administrators, postsecondary

28

41

69

83,710

1 to 5 years

None

Dentists, general

28

39

66

141,040

None

Internship/
residency

Rehabilitation counselors

37

28

64

32,350

None

None

Instructional coordinators

27

31

58

58,830

More than 5 years

None

Occupational therapists

36

21

57

72,320

None

None

Speech-language pathologists

29

24

52

66,920

None

None

Librarians

11

41

51

54,500

None

None

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

36

6

43

76,700

None

None

Physician assistants

25

16

41

86,410

None

None

Veterinarians

22

12

34

82,040

None

None

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