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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most growth 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 jobs

Occupation

Thousands of jobs

Median annual wages,
May 2010

Experience

On-the-job training

Postsecondary teachers

306

62,050

None

None

Physicians and surgeons

168

≥166,400

None

Internship/
residency

Physical therapists

77

76,310

None

None

Lawyers

74

112,760

None

None

Pharmacists

70

111,570

None

None

Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors

53

53,380

None

None

Healthcare social workers

51

47,230

None

None

Mental health counselors

44

38,150

None

Internship/
residency

Rehabilitation counselors

37

32,350

None

None

Occupational therapists

36

72,320

None

None

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

36

76,700

None

None

Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

34

66,810

None

Internship/
residency

Speech-language pathologists

29

66,920

None

None

Education administrators, postsecondary

28

83,710

1 to 5 years

None

Dentists, general

28

141,040

None

Internship/
residency

Instructional coordinators

27

58,830

More than 5 years

None

Physician assistants

25

86,410

None

None

Education administrators, elementary and secondary school

23

86,970

1 to 5 years

None

Veterinarians

22

82,040

None

None

Chiropractors

15

67,200

None

None

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