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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most growth and that typically require a master's, doctoral, or professional degree to enter the occupation, projected 2012-22, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Employment, projected 2012-22 (in thousands)

Median annual wage, May 2012

Experience¹

Training²

Lawyers

75

$113,530

None

None

Physical therapists

73

79,860

None

None

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

69

81,140

Less than 5 years

None

Physicians and surgeons, all other

65

>=187,200

None

Internship/residency

Pharmacists

41

116,670

None

None

Healthcare social workers

39

49,830

None

None

Nurse practitioners

37

89,960

None

None

Mental health counselors

37

40,080

None

Internship/residency

Physician assistants

33

90,930

None

None

Occupational therapists

33

75,400

None

None

Postsecondary teachers, all other

32

64,290

None

None

Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors

31

53,610

None

None

Speech-language pathologists

26

69,870

None

None

Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

24

64,850

Less than 5 years

None

Education administrators, postsecondary

23

86,490

5 years or more

None

Rehabilitation counselors

23

33,880

None

None

Dentists, general

21

145,240

None

None

Instructional coordinators

18

60,050

5 years or more

None

Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

18

62,160

None

None

Family and general practitioners

18

172,020

None

Internship/residency

¹ Indicates whether work experience in a related occupation is also typically needed for entry into the occupation. Assignments are more than 5 years (5+), less than 5 years (<5), or none (N).

² Indicates whether on-the-job training is typically needed to attain competency in the occupation. Assignments are internship/residency (I/R), apprenticeship (A), long-term (L), moderate-term (M), short-term (S), or none (N).

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