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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

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

Occupation

Job openings, projected 2012-22 (in thousands)

Median annual wage, May 2012

Experience¹

Training²

From growth

From replacement needs

Total openings

Lawyers

75

122

197

$113,530

None

None

Physicians and surgeons, all other

65

87

153

>=187,200

None

Internship/residency

Physical therapists

73

50

124

79,860

None

None

Pharmacists

41

68

110

116,670

None

None

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

69

29

97

81,140

Less than 5 years

None

Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors

31

56

87

53,610

None

None

Education administrators, elementary and secondary school

13

62

75

87,760

5 years or more

None

Healthcare social workers

39

31

70

49,830

None

None

Postsecondary teachers, all other

32

37

70

64,290

None

None

Education administrators, postsecondary

24

43

67

86,490

5 years or more

None

Mental health counselors

37

27

64

40,080

None

Internship/residency

Nurse practitioners

37

21

59

89,960

None

None

Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

16

40

56

67,650

None

Internship/residency

Dentists, general

21

31

51

145,240

None

None

Family and general practitioners

18

31

49

172,020

None

Internship/residency

Physician assistants

33

16

49

90,930

None

None

Rehabilitation counselors

23

25

48

33,880

None

None

Occupational therapists

33

15

48

75,400

None

None

Speech-language pathologists

26

20

46

69,870

None

None

Librarians

11

34

44

55,370

None

None

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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