January 18, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Top searches on BLS website in 2011

Most used search terms on BLS website, 2011
Search term Number of searches

Teacher

39,243

Lawyer

32,168

Nurse

31,360

Doctor

23,742

Nursing

21,993

Physical therapist

20,665

Chef

20,091

Accountant

19,745

Social worker

18,634

Police officer

17,913

Registered nurse

17,878

Pharmacist

17,374

Pediatrician

16,276

Architect

16,002

Engineer

15,320

Psychologist

15,274

Dentist

14,774

Medical assistant

13,562

Veterinarian

13,457

Accounting

12,653

Photographer

12,348

Paralegal

11,211

Marketing

10,830

Vet

10,230

Psychology

9,863

Police

9,554

Surgeon

8,852

Physical therapy

8,740

Graphic designer

8,153

Fashion designer

8,133

Artist

8,121

Pilot

7,974

Occupational therapist

7,866

Actor

7,764

These data are featured in the TED article, Top searches on BLS website in 2011.

 

Median annual wages, selected occupations, May 2010
Occupation Median annual wage

Pediatrician, general

$155,370

Lawyer

112,760

Pharmacist

111,570

Architects, except landscape and naval

72,550

Registered nurses

64,690

Fashion designer

64,530

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

53,540

Teacher, elementary school, except special education

51,660

Chefs and head cooks

40,630

Child, family, and school social worker

40,210

Photographer

29,130

These data are featured in the TED article, Top searches on BLS website in 2011.

 

 

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