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These 10 occupations are projected to add a total of about 5 million jobs during the 1998-2008 period, nearly one-fourth of the projected job growth over the decade.

Occupations with the most job growth tend to have a large number of workers already.

 Six of the 10 occupations—retail salespersons, cashiers, general managers and top executives, truck drivers, general office clerks, and registered nurses—each employed at least 2 million workers in 1998.

Kids start working early. Half of 12-year-olds have some work experience, primarily yard work or babysitting. Nearly four out of ten 15-year-olds hold a job with a regular employer sometime during the year, mostly in service, sales, or laborer jobs.

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