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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most growth and have an associate's degree or postsecondary non-degree award 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

Registered nurses

712

64,690

None

None

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

302

24,010

None

None

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

169

40,380

None

None

Preschool teachers, except special education

114

25,700

None

None

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

98

22,760

None

None

Dental assistants

92

33,470

None

None

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

90

42,530

None

Long-term on-the-job training

Construction managers

87

83,860

More than 5 years

None

General and operations managers

82

94,400

1 to 5 years

None

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

75

30,360

None

None

Dental hygienists

69

68,250

None

None

Radiologic technologists and technicians

61

54,340

None

None

Paralegals and legal assistants

47

46,680

None

None

Veterinary technologists and technicians

42

29,710

None

None

Medical records and health information technicians

38

32,350

None

None

Respiratory therapists

31

54,280

None

None

Massage therapists

31

34,900

None

None

Physical therapist assistants

31

49,690

None

None

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

28

54,710

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Firefighters

27

45,250

None

Long-term on-the-job training

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