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Occupations With the Most New Jobs

Occupation Total Job Openings From Growth From Replacement Needs Median Annual Wage Training Experience
Nursing assistants 599,000 262,000 337,000 $25,100 None None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 404,500 98,800 305,800 $39,520 Short-term on-the-job training None
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 322,200 117,300 204,900 $42,490 None None
Medical assistants 262,100 138,900 123,300 $29,960 None None
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 237,200 39,100 198,100 $37,120 Short-term on-the-job training None
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 212,100 58,400 153,700 $23,120 None None
Preschool teachers, except special education 158,700 29,600 129,100 $28,120 None None
Dental assistants 137,500 58,600 78,800 $35,390 None None
Firefighters 112,300 17,400 95,000 $45,970 Long-term on-the-job training None
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 98,000 58,500 39,500 $31,700 None None
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 84,200 39,600 44,600 $44,630 Long-term on-the-job training None
Paralegals and legal assistants 82,700 21,200 61,400 $48,350 None None
Medical records and health information technicians 71,200 29,000 42,200 $35,900 None None
Dental hygienists 70,300 37,400 32,900 $71,520 None None
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 68,100 29,000 39,000 $38,370 None None
Web developers 58,600 39,500 19,100 $63,490 None None
Physical therapist assistants 54,700 31,900 22,800 $54,410 None None
Radiologic technologists 54,400 17,200 37,200 $55,870 None None
Library technicians 53,900 5,300 48,600 $31,680 None None
Phlebotomists 51,600 28,100 23,500 $30,670 None None

*median salary data from May 2014

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