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Lowell Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lowell, Massachusetts Area

Over a quarter of the employees in Lowell, Massachusetts are working in the service industry. Manufacturing, trade, transportation, healthcare, tourism, government, research and electronics are other significant employment sectors. In addition, Lowell has a diversified industrial sector and a large number of small businesses.

Jobs are provided by businesses producing items such as textile machinery, textiles, yarns and threads, wire and cable, computer hardware and software; and electronic publishing and printing. The city is also home to notable companies such as Raytheon, Coca-Cola, M/A Com, Textron and NYNEX.

The state's Workforce Training Fund offers resources for Massachusetts companies to train or retrain existing and new workers. The UMass-Lowell participates in Lowell's economic development plan by giving technical assistance to companies that are in need of engineering support.

Lowell's top private-sector employers are:

  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Saints Medical Center
  • University of MA Lowell
  • M/A COM Technology Solutions
  • Medoulas Market Basket
  • Motorola Inc
  • Middlesex Community College
  • D'Youville Senior Care Center
  • JP Morgan
  • Parexel Consulting
  • Siemens Water Technologies Corp
  • LifeLinks
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Trinity EMS
  • Lowell Sun
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • Sterling Commerce
  • DS Graphics
  • Litle & Co
  • Microsemi Corp

Some of the occupations more prevalent in Lowell than most other cities are computer hardware engineers, biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, electrical and electronic equipment assemblers; computer software engineers, systems software; electrical and electronic engineering technicians; and environmental engineers.

Notable data about Lowell Massachusetts: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 124.5 which is higher than the national average of 100. Approximately 18% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income in Lowell was $47,000.

Helpful organizations offering to work with local businesses include:

Lowell Sun Online is a good resource for keeping up-to-date regarding Lowell business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Lowell, Massachusetts Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Computer software engineers, systems software 2,460 $103,010 $69,940 - 137,870 28% 85%
2 Computer software engineers, applications 2,150 $105,840 $75,060 - 140,920 45% 85%
3 Registered nurses 1,910 $71,060 $48,620 - 92,030 24% 56%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,430 $62,250 $45,360 - 81,050 14% 95%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,400 $68,150 $34,230 - 103,140 8% 51%
6 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,260 $88,220 $48,860 - 134,570 12% 51%
7 Electrical engineers 1,110 $101,640 $67,440 - 137,040 6% 81%
8 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,020 $61,610 $44,510 - 80,970 11% 95%
9 Computer systems analysts 970 $92,690 $65,490 - 126,980 29% 68%
10 Accountants and auditors 930 $72,790 $40,910 - 124,360 18% 79%
11 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 910 $59,350 $40,740 - 80,250 6% 96%
12 Chief executives 780 $159,890 $61,120 - 2% 65%
13 Engineering managers 660 $138,510 $89,860 - 7% 84%
14 Computer hardware engineers 650 $114,770 $80,210 - 153,860 5% 70%
15 Computer and information systems managers 630 $140,220 $88,660 - 16% 73%
16 Electronics engineers, except computer 620 $90,370 $51,390 - 135,530 4% 81%
17 Financial managers 580 $113,100 $58,860 - 13% 60%
18 Management analysts 580 $90,430 $42,780 - 155,800 22% 78%
19 Industrial engineers 570 $85,930 $52,630 - 124,530 20% 74%
20 Sales managers 510 $120,690 $59,300 - 10% 69%
21 Mechanical engineers 480 $89,710 $57,220 - 126,590 4% 78%
22 Social and human service assistants 400 $34,780 $22,680 - 57,000 34% 58%
23 Market research analysts 390 $81,700 $37,210 - 137,780 20% 82%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 390 $77,060 $52,810 - 104,440 27% 50%
25 Self-enrichment education teachers 380 $43,640 $26,320 - 66,660 23% 54%
26 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 380 $35,740 $22,450 - 55,510 30% 77%
27 Marketing managers 370 $134,960 $85,880 - 14% 69%
28 Computer programmers 350 $105,600 $53,130 - 162,230 -4% 73%
29 Child, family, and school social workers 330 $54,710 $35,060 - 76,560 19% 77%
30 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 320 $57,080 $41,730 - 72,780 20% 87%
31 Sales engineers 290 $92,490 $57,040 - 145,640 9% 79%
32 Civil engineers 270 $84,390 $55,520 - 133,730 18% 87%
33 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 260 $94,010 $72,940 - 112,950 8% 78%
34 Environmental engineers 260 $81,800 $46,630 - 133,010 25% 86%
35 Pharmacists 250 $100,060 $53,090 - 131,050 22% 97%
36 Chemists 250 $99,150 $43,030 - 158,080 9% 93%
37 Lawyers 240 $99,930 $45,090 - 11% 99%
38 Training and development specialists 230 $68,680 $43,770 - 100,270 18% 56%
39 Network systems and data communications analysts 220 $85,130 $57,510 - 109,380 53% 57%
40 Special education teachers, middle school 220 $59,060 $41,870 - 79,380 16% 87%
41 Managers, all other 200 $87,840 $57,250 - 126,400 7% 55%
42 Medical and health services managers 200 $86,540 $32,630 - 128,290 16% 57%
43 Financial analysts 200 $80,120 $49,470 - 117,850 34% 87%
44 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 200 $69,730 $39,010 - 118,570 25% 93%
45 Chemical engineers 190 $85,730 $50,380 - 128,120 8% 91%
46 Technical writers 190 $79,660 $49,990 - 104,710 20% 74%
47 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 190 $65,520 $45,170 - 84,930 13% 73%
48 Physical therapists 180 $69,930 $53,690 - 87,020 27% 89%
49 Computer specialists, all other 170 $75,180 $36,840 - 107,060 15% 68%
50 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 170 $74,520 $42,010 - 120,530 5% 58%
51 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 170 $74,130 $47,140 - 101,780 17% 56%
52 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 160 $65,440 $48,090 - 80,530 -5% 96%
53 Special education teachers, secondary school 160 $59,330 $43,010 - 78,260 9% 87%
54 Database administrators 150 $81,670 $48,900 - 120,860 29% 72%
55 Natural sciences managers 140 $122,960 $73,670 - 11% 93%
56 Librarians 140 $68,590 $40,670 - 104,000 4% 85%
57 Public relations specialists 130 $69,790 $31,620 - 117,220 18% 81%
58 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 120 $73,180 $44,240 - 120,840 22% 93%
59 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 120 $65,190 $43,280 - 92,090 18% 56%
60 Occupational therapists 120 $63,220 $33,090 - 89,810 23% 90%
61 Medical and public health social workers 120 $59,330 $40,580 - 77,260 24% 77%
62 Graphic designers 120 $51,230 $30,290 - 77,810 10% 55%
63 Social and community service managers 120 $48,150 $34,010 - 65,410 25% 72%
64 Purchasing managers 110 $109,550 $66,690 - 157,230 3% 57%
65 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 110 $81,380 $55,540 - 113,190 16% 99%
66 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 110 $59,250 $46,530 - 70,580 12% 51%
67 Financial specialists, all other 110 $55,400 $31,640 - 78,760 12% 50%
68 Biomedical engineers 100 $82,500 $47,840 - 126,480 21% 76%
69 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 100 $59,000 $27,240 - 100,250 18% 56%
70 Human resources managers, all other 80 $120,300 $75,800 - 11% 58%
71 Instructional coordinators 80 $77,400 $41,590 - 102,400 23% 79%
72 Compensation and benefits managers 70 $118,750 $72,360 - 12% 58%
73 Operations research analysts 70 $85,160 $49,380 - 125,760 11% 71%
74 Budget analysts 70 $71,260 $46,930 - 101,320 7% 78%
75 Biological technicians 70 $57,270 $34,750 - 82,780 16% 60%
76 Materials scientists 60 $77,690 $53,880 - 112,150 9% 93%
77 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 60 $73,060 $19,730 - 131,100 25% 67%
78 Speech-language pathologists 60 $61,610 $47,390 - 81,290 11% 98%
79 Coaches and scouts 60 $60,500 $17,060 - 89,890 15% 60%
80 Rehabilitation counselors 60 $39,500 $23,190 - 65,400 23% 73%
81 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 50 $90,070 $55,770 - 129,220 20% 99%
82 Veterinarians 50 $79,710 $53,100 - 102,110 35% 100%
83 Physician assistants 50 $78,230 $45,420 - 102,620 27% 67%
84 Occupational health and safety specialists 50 $62,400 $38,840 - 88,130 8% 72%
85 Editors 50 $56,550 $30,340 - 85,810 2% 81%
86 Credit analysts 50 $49,270 $29,580 - 76,740 2% 60%
87 Health educators 50 $46,580 $21,380 - 76,660 26% 58%
88 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 50 $40,860 $25,740 - 61,300 15% 51%
89 Floral designers 50 $28,090 $22,480 - 34,730 -9% 55%
90 Dentists, general 40 $119,890 $74,530 - 9% 100%
91 Commercial and industrial designers 40 $79,160 $49,240 - 114,220 7% 55%
92 Microbiologists 40 $76,560 $50,020 - 101,300 11% 95%
93 Personal financial advisors 40 $65,620 $45,990 - 88,090 41% 81%
94 Urban and regional planners 40 $62,540 $44,140 - 85,270 15% 92%
95 Sales and related workers, all other 40 $50,300 $27,560 - 76,610 14% 62%
96 Recreational therapists 40 $36,700 $27,410 - 47,650 4% 77%
97 Engineers, all other 40 $0 $ - 6% 82%
98 Public relations managers 30 $127,280 $73,020 - 17% 75%
99 Training and development managers 30 $108,880 $76,730 - 152,680 16% 58%
100 Advertising sales agents 30 $50,440 $24,190 - 78,650 20% 56%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Cashiers 3,160 $20,630 $16,640 - 28,020 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 2,400 $30,760 $17,380 - 52,150 12% 25%
3 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 2,190 $27,370 $18,360 - 40,300 2% 5%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,080 $18,980 $16,710 - 22,060 18% 5%
5 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,900 $27,870 $21,990 - 33,860 18% 7%
6 Customer service representatives 1,890 $39,540 $21,970 - 58,060 25% 22%
7 Office clerks, general 1,850 $33,250 $19,140 - 49,450 13% 19%
8 Waiters and waitresses 1,720 $23,440 $16,670 - 31,590 11% 14%
9 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,490 $28,840 $17,930 - 42,460 15% 4%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,470 $39,100 $23,490 - 55,370 13% 16%
11 General and operations managers 1,430 $111,380 $53,990 - 2% 48%
12 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,430 $46,670 $33,830 - 64,230 10% 4%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,320 $25,750 $16,880 - 44,450 -8% 8%
14 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,300 $35,550 $23,790 - 48,990 4% 6%
15 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 1,260 $31,000 $21,620 - 41,250 -27% 6%
16 Teacher assistants 1,260 $22,560 $17,170 - 30,250 10% 18%
17 Security guards 1,150 $26,770 $21,400 - 34,510 17% 13%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 1,140 $47,810 $33,170 - 65,420 15% 18%
19 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,110 $37,130 $23,580 - 50,810 1% 18%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 1,060 $55,960 $34,850 - 85,820 6% 29%
21 Computer support specialists 1,040 $66,140 $38,680 - 102,820 13% 43%
22 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 960 $48,380 $33,710 - 69,680 4% 18%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 950 $28,050 $19,640 - 39,680 17% 13%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 920 $36,990 $18,590 - 61,600 8% 4%
25 Business operations specialists, all other 900 $70,980 $40,790 - 113,410 21% 49%
26 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 890 $47,000 $36,000 - 60,530 14% 7%
27 Food preparation workers 800 $21,430 $16,640 - 30,220 15% 7%
28 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 770 $19,540 $16,640 - 25,170 10% 8%
29 Preschool teachers, except special education 760 $26,950 $19,640 - 35,770 26% 43%
30 Packers and packagers, hand 740 $22,770 $16,930 - 31,860 -12% 3%
31 Team assemblers 700 $30,420 $19,200 - 47,720 0% 5%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 670 $46,540 $27,380 - 73,240 4% 25%
33 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 650 $42,930 $27,180 - 62,370 14% 4%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 640 $68,480 $37,420 - 107,630 -5% 15%
35 Electricians 630 $46,670 $28,580 - 66,110 7% 7%
36 Construction laborers 620 $37,830 $25,720 - 53,590 11% 5%
37 Cooks, restaurant 610 $26,060 $18,860 - 32,740 12% 5%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 600 $34,240 $22,600 - 58,530 18% 6%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 590 $35,270 $22,360 - 50,030 11% 14%
40 Carpenters 560 $48,540 $30,730 - 73,060 10% 6%
41 Maintenance and repair workers, general 550 $43,490 $28,570 - 60,350 10% 6%
42 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 540 $54,260 $38,000 - 67,590 11% 33%
43 Tellers 540 $27,090 $21,790 - 33,230 14% 16%
44 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 540 $23,240 $17,990 - 29,520 13% 5%
45 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 520 $35,850 $22,970 - 50,360 -7% 14%
46 Bartenders 490 $20,740 $16,660 - 28,060 11% 17%
47 Sales representatives, services, all other 460 $74,230 $35,260 - 126,300 28% 48%
48 Bus drivers, school 460 $33,050 $22,290 - 40,680 9% 4%
49 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 440 $61,400 $35,860 - 86,600 3% 13%
50 Dishwashers 440 $20,320 $16,700 - 25,780 10% 3%
51 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 420 $61,580 $40,310 - 80,140 9% 3%
52 Fire fighters 420 $54,460 $40,040 - 68,500 12% 18%
53 Printing machine operators 420 $40,270 $27,990 - 53,210 -6% 6%
54 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 420 $31,920 $21,080 - 41,880 4% 15%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 410 $64,910 $43,140 - 88,830 9% 10%
56 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 410 $22,500 $16,800 - 32,620 12% 6%
57 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 400 $50,760 $35,770 - 69,990 11% 4%
58 Medical assistants 400 $34,690 $25,690 - 47,080 35% 10%
59 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 400 $24,650 $16,640 - 38,620 12% 6%
60 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 390 $66,610 $42,240 - 97,630 0% 42%
61 Medical secretaries 360 $33,540 $23,020 - 45,950 17% 18%
62 Cooks, fast food 360 $19,270 $16,830 - 23,280 8% 5%
63 Machinists 350 $44,730 $26,630 - 64,620 -3% 3%
64 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 350 $29,720 $25,120 - 37,290 0% 3%
65 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 330 $50,410 $22,780 - 76,120 5% 8%
66 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 320 $45,850 $29,300 - 65,250 4% 30%
67 Home health aides 320 $25,860 $21,300 - 31,620 49% 7%
68 Postal service mail carriers 320 $0 $ - 1% 11%
69 Telemarketers 310 $30,590 $18,570 - 46,440 -10% 14%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 300 $62,770 $30,520 - 99,110 7% 13%
71 Helpers--production workers 300 $27,440 $20,510 - 34,670 -1% 4%
72 Personal and home care aides 300 $23,480 $20,680 - 26,320 51% 10%
73 Administrative services managers 290 $83,610 $54,060 - 121,880 12% 40%
74 Pharmacy technicians 290 $28,390 $20,520 - 37,910 32% 16%
75 Electromechanical equipment assemblers 280 $29,090 $19,370 - 40,960 -9% 6%
76 Dental hygienists 270 $79,180 $67,350 - 98,120 30% 33%
77 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 270 $53,690 $37,250 - 77,510 9% 47%
78 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 270 $38,530 $23,590 - 55,270 13% 11%
79 Data entry keyers 270 $29,340 $21,040 - 43,610 -5% 18%
80 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 260 $44,120 $25,610 - 78,880 19% 14%
81 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 260 $43,340 $28,220 - 66,090 13% 17%
82 Counter and rental clerks 260 $21,980 $17,090 - 29,660 23% 16%
83 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 260 $21,460 $16,780 - 27,360 10% 17%
84 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 250 $27,510 $18,460 - 37,420 -5% 5%
85 Dental assistants 240 $44,260 $34,100 - 53,800 29% 9%
86 Helpers--electricians 240 $32,300 $22,190 - 42,290 7% 3%
87 Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 230 $46,910 $36,170 - 60,120 2% 43%
88 Cost estimators 220 $62,620 $39,580 - 88,540 19% 32%
89 Roofers 220 $50,850 $34,580 - 80,090 14% 3%
90 Recreation workers 220 $25,960 $16,890 - 38,810 13% 47%
91 Industrial production managers 210 $111,020 $62,420 - 164,700 -6% 43%
92 Insurance sales agents 210 $83,600 $35,410 - 13% 45%
93 Food service managers 210 $49,370 $23,420 - 67,800 5% 24%
94 Production workers, all other 210 $34,380 $18,690 - 49,830 2% 5%
95 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 200 $45,100 $32,720 - 60,370 12% 3%
96 Paralegals and legal assistants 190 $49,850 $38,200 - 63,240 22% 45%
97 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 190 $49,350 $36,000 - 61,810 3% 38%
98 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 190 $38,320 $24,900 - 66,310 8% 9%
99 Industrial truck and tractor operators 190 $33,450 $22,680 - 47,930 -2% 2%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 180 $81,360 $39,610 - 149,300 4% 38%
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Jobs More Common Near Lowell Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Computer hardware engineers 114,770 650 12.4
Biomedical engineers 82,500 100 11.6
Chemical engineers 85,730 190 8.2
Electrical engineers 101,640 1,110 8.2
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 31,000 1,260 7.2
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 29,090 280 7
Computer software engineers, systems software 103,010 2,460 6.9
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 48,380 960 6.6
Environmental engineers 81,800 260 6
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,720 350 6
Mechanical engineering technicians 51,380 180 5.4
Electronics engineers, except computer 90,370 620 5.1
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 46,910 230 4.9
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 73,180 120 4.8
Technical writers 79,660 190 4.7
Computer software engineers, applications 105,840 2,150 4.5
Sales engineers 92,490 290 4.4
Engineering managers 138,510 660 4.1
Natural sciences managers 122,960 140 3.9
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 35,740 380 3.7
Chemists 99,150 250 3.5
Chemical technicians 57,020 180 3.4
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 88,220 1,260 3.4
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 69,210 120 3.3
Industrial engineers 85,930 570 3.3
Chief executives 159,890 780 3.1
Industrial engineering technicians 50,020 160 3
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 69,730 200 3
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 53,650 140 2.8
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 49,350 190 2.8
Special education teachers, middle school 59,060 220 2.8
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 54,140 170 2.8
Self-enrichment education teachers 43,640 380 2.7
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 65,440 160 2.7
Helpers--electricians 32,300 240 2.7
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 55,150 110 2.7
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 61,400 440 2.7
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 40,670 100 2.6
Printing machine operators 40,270 420 2.6
Mechanical engineers 89,710 480 2.5
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 50,410 330 2.5
Marketing managers 134,960 370 2.4
Computer and information systems managers 140,220 630 2.4
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,950 760 2.2
Roofers 50,850 220 2.2
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,030 150 2.1
Computer support specialists 66,140 1,040 2.1
Computer systems analysts 92,690 970 2
Service station attendants 21,590 110 2
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 35,550 1,300 2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Lowell, Massachusetts Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Property, real estate, and community association managers 118,230 2.21 140
Computer programmers 105,600 1.64 350
Computer support specialists 66,140 1.58 1,040
Highway maintenance workers 55,170 1.57 110
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 55,150 1.53 110
Chemists 99,150 1.5 250
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 61,580 1.5 420
Insurance sales agents 83,600 1.49 210
Order clerks 41,770 1.49 160
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 74,520 1.48 170
Roofers 50,850 1.44 220
Sales representatives, services, all other 74,230 1.43 460
Bill and account collectors 43,650 1.42 180
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 34,240 1.41 600
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 44,120 1.41 260
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 48,840 1.4 180
Market research analysts 81,700 1.39 390
Computer and information systems managers 140,220 1.39 630
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 39,320 1.39 160
Public relations specialists 69,790 1.38 130
Dental assistants 44,260 1.37 240
Computer software engineers, applications 105,840 1.37 2,150
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 74,130 1.37 170
Training and development specialists 68,680 1.36 230
Chemical technicians 57,020 1.36 180
Computer systems analysts 92,690 1.35 970
Child, family, and school social workers 54,710 1.35 330
Technical writers 79,660 1.35 190
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 43,250 1.34 150
Library technicians 39,480 1.34 110
Customer service representatives 39,540 1.33 1,890
Marketing managers 134,960 1.32 370
Network systems and data communications analysts 85,130 1.32 220
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 49,350 1.31 190
Office clerks, general 33,250 1.31 1,850
Librarians 68,590 1.31 140
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 68,480 1.29 640
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 22,500 1.29 410
Fire fighters 54,460 1.29 420
Medical and public health social workers 59,330 1.29 120
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 36,990 1.28 920
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 37,130 1.27 1,110
Graphic designers 51,230 1.27 120
Electrical engineers 101,640 1.27 1,110
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 65,520 1.27 190
Computer hardware engineers 114,770 1.27 650
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 42,520 1.27 170
Maintenance and repair workers, general 43,490 1.27 550
Bus drivers, school 33,050 1.26 460
Engineering managers 138,510 1.26 660

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