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Worcester Employment

Employment and Industries in the Worcester, Massachusetts Area

Worcester has a diversified economy and is a prominent New England center for manufacturing, trade, distribution, retail and services. Important industries include high-tech, biotechnology, manufacturing, insurance and healthcare. In addition, the city includes thriving industries such as electronics, fiber optics and advanced ceramics.

The higher education institutions are major employers. The workforce's educational level has also attracted companies in fields such as technology, health and professional services. In addition, the city includes over 5,000 firms.

The economic assistance and incentives program attract companies to Worcester and helps to keep existing businesses in the city. The Worcester Workforce Central One Stop Career Center, offers job seekers information about employment opportunities and training. The Workforce Training fund, provided by the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training, offers resources to companies for training current and new employees. The Hiring Incentive Training Program offers incentives for companies hiring workers who have been out of work for more than a year.

Worcester's leading nonagricultural employment sectors are:

  • Educational and health services
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance

The largest employers in Worcester are shown below:

  • EMC Corporation
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • UMass Medical School
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Bertucci's Corporation
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Waters Corp
  • Allmerica Financial/The Hanover Insurance Company
  • Advanced Cell Technology
  • Abbot Laboratories
  • Morgan Construction
  • Wright Line
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Polar Beverages
  • Hanover Insurance
  • Paul Revere Life Insurance Company
  • Harleysville Worcester Insurance Company
  • David Clark Company
  • Opus Investment Management, Inc
  • Allegro Microsystems, Inc
  • Citizens Corporation

Noteworthy data about Worcester, Massachusetts: In 2007 the estimated median household income in the city was $45,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was 122.2 which is higher than the nation's average of 100. Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 23% have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher.

Helpful organizations offering to work with local businesses include:

Telegram.com is a good resource for keeping up-to-date regarding Worcester business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Worcester, 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 Registered nurses 6,960 $76,120 $48,380 - 120,940 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 2,740 $70,010 $34,230 - 115,850 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 2,550 $56,380 $39,360 - 75,030 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,320 $55,670 $38,030 - 75,570 6% 96%
5 Social and human service assistants 2,170 $30,230 $19,840 - 49,170 34% 58%
6 Accountants and auditors 2,090 $67,260 $41,820 - 99,170 18% 79%
7 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,580 $87,600 $39,190 - 140,780 12% 51%
8 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,360 $56,630 $41,190 - 76,140 11% 95%
9 Financial managers 1,350 $102,910 $47,680 - 13% 60%
10 Chief executives 1,210 $161,070 $69,870 - 2% 65%
11 Computer software engineers, systems software 920 $95,840 $65,070 - 134,960 28% 85%
12 Computer systems analysts 860 $76,240 $51,110 - 104,760 29% 68%
13 Computer software engineers, applications 840 $85,480 $60,030 - 120,550 45% 85%
14 Child, family, and school social workers 800 $47,960 $30,620 - 64,700 19% 77%
15 Medical and health services managers 760 $88,140 $55,250 - 126,490 16% 57%
16 Sales managers 730 $126,120 $57,840 - 10% 69%
17 Management analysts 700 $85,110 $51,430 - 127,500 22% 78%
18 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 680 $54,020 $36,910 - 69,510 20% 87%
19 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 670 $34,430 $23,770 - 53,130 30% 77%
20 Lawyers 620 $115,240 $66,710 - 11% 99%
21 Computer and information systems managers 600 $121,040 $68,230 - 16% 73%
22 Network and computer systems administrators 590 $66,780 $41,370 - 99,210 27% 50%
23 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 570 $53,510 $30,550 - 75,280 13% 73%
24 Financial analysts 550 $66,310 $43,050 - 103,510 34% 87%
25 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 550 $58,760 $41,460 - 78,470 12% 51%
26 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 540 $93,710 $71,970 - 109,800 8% 78%
27 Mechanical engineers 520 $78,760 $52,690 - 115,360 4% 78%
28 Industrial engineers 510 $73,500 $49,640 - 101,110 20% 74%
29 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 510 $70,930 $28,480 - 127,720 16% 99%
30 Coaches and scouts 510 $38,160 $16,640 - 63,170 15% 60%
31 Computer programmers 480 $78,710 $54,020 - 105,830 -4% 73%
32 Special education teachers, secondary school 480 $57,000 $41,940 - 76,050 9% 87%
33 Pharmacists 460 $99,770 $59,990 - 128,670 22% 97%
34 Market research analysts 460 $71,860 $44,430 - 111,850 20% 82%
35 Rehabilitation counselors 460 $41,350 $22,450 - 67,760 23% 73%
36 Self-enrichment education teachers 460 $37,150 $20,250 - 58,450 23% 54%
37 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 450 $60,410 $31,470 - 86,390 18% 56%
38 Medical and public health social workers 450 $47,700 $26,610 - 70,210 24% 77%
39 Public relations specialists 440 $55,070 $33,150 - 82,040 18% 81%
40 Training and development specialists 430 $60,650 $37,140 - 91,830 18% 56%
41 Social and community service managers 420 $57,620 $36,930 - 84,210 25% 72%
42 Mental health counselors 420 $36,920 $25,170 - 52,470 30% 73%
43 Network systems and data communications analysts 400 $76,610 $43,950 - 108,960 53% 57%
44 Biological technicians 400 $48,850 $34,680 - 71,590 16% 60%
45 Physical therapists 390 $73,550 $51,320 - 105,760 27% 89%
46 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 390 $44,340 $27,740 - 59,750 15% 51%
47 Civil engineers 380 $73,700 $54,040 - 94,560 18% 87%
48 Special education teachers, middle school 340 $55,360 $40,740 - 74,420 16% 87%
49 Marketing managers 330 $110,310 $48,350 - 14% 69%
50 Electronics engineers, except computer 320 $95,850 $58,450 - 154,240 4% 81%
51 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 320 $60,250 $44,540 - 77,570 -5% 96%
52 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 310 $74,220 $37,020 - 117,410 20% 99%
53 Librarians 310 $56,480 $37,820 - 79,730 4% 85%
54 Education administrators, postsecondary 300 $95,910 $47,030 - 14% 78%
55 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 300 $87,670 $38,300 - 150,930 25% 67%
56 Occupational therapists 290 $70,560 $49,140 - 96,870 23% 90%
57 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 290 $55,100 $29,030 - 83,670 18% 56%
58 Engineering managers 280 $114,090 $72,600 - 164,850 7% 84%
59 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 270 $65,600 $48,440 - 83,060 5% 58%
60 Electrical engineers 260 $89,420 $61,590 - 125,280 6% 81%
61 Sales engineers 250 $98,980 $61,770 - 135,250 9% 79%
62 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 240 $61,100 $40,060 - 89,080 17% 56%
63 Graphic designers 240 $46,750 $30,930 - 66,090 10% 55%
64 Insurance underwriters 230 $64,720 $36,540 - 97,320 6% 53%
65 Chemists 220 $67,800 $47,460 - 97,010 9% 93%
66 Instructional coordinators 220 $61,140 $34,230 - 90,880 23% 79%
67 Natural sciences managers 220 $0 $ - 11% 93%
68 Environmental engineers 200 $72,880 $52,450 - 93,000 25% 86%
69 Database administrators 200 $63,600 $42,270 - 94,390 29% 72%
70 Managers, all other 200 $58,270 $17,970 - 98,500 7% 55%
71 Advertising sales agents 200 $49,170 $29,210 - 79,610 20% 56%
72 Speech-language pathologists 190 $70,460 $48,540 - 99,380 11% 98%
73 Veterinarians 180 $76,730 $50,060 - 136,580 35% 100%
74 Computer specialists, all other 180 $65,480 $30,790 - 89,410 15% 68%
75 Personal financial advisors 170 $135,280 $52,240 - 41% 81%
76 Sales and related workers, all other 170 $47,160 $25,190 - 78,140 14% 62%
77 Floral designers 150 $29,710 $17,510 - 40,430 -9% 55%
78 Physician assistants 140 $92,640 $70,130 - 121,820 27% 67%
79 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 140 $73,350 $46,920 - 100,720 25% 93%
80 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 140 $41,080 $26,130 - 59,740 34% 73%
81 Community and social service specialists, all other 140 $34,330 $16,700 - 60,590 25% 58%
82 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 140 $34,040 $25,910 - 43,890 11% 55%
83 Computer hardware engineers 130 $101,040 $70,780 - 138,160 5% 70%
84 Engineers, all other 130 $92,410 $57,960 - 138,880 6% 82%
85 Budget analysts 130 $67,310 $42,330 - 95,190 7% 78%
86 Teachers and instructors, all other 130 $44,580 $24,060 - 63,560 9% 54%
87 Health educators 130 $40,100 $18,690 - 57,970 26% 58%
88 Dentists, general 120 $188,460 $97,300 - 9% 100%
89 Biochemists and biophysicists 120 $93,700 $59,080 - 131,950 16% 95%
90 Purchasing managers 120 $90,000 $52,860 - 130,720 3% 57%
91 Dietitians and nutritionists 120 $49,650 $34,810 - 65,840 9% 72%
92 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 120 $32,340 $17,840 - 49,950 14% 54%
93 Compensation and benefits managers 110 $97,310 $31,620 - 135,830 12% 58%
94 Editors 110 $52,690 $31,260 - 81,540 2% 81%
95 Biomedical engineers 100 $87,410 $58,150 - 131,680 21% 76%
96 Chemical engineers 100 $82,740 $63,400 - 106,410 8% 91%
97 Technical writers 100 $73,340 $41,780 - 108,300 20% 74%
98 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 100 $54,530 $29,660 - 87,760 24% 78%
99 Meeting and convention planners 90 $63,390 $35,500 - 82,840 20% 67%
100 Human resources managers, all other 80 $111,310 $67,610 - 11% 58%

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 Retail salespersons 8,740 $26,500 $16,980 - 44,960 12% 25%
2 Office clerks, general 5,670 $31,350 $20,280 - 45,310 13% 19%
3 Cashiers 5,670 $20,070 $16,640 - 25,040 -3% 10%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 4,950 $19,000 $16,660 - 21,440 18% 5%
5 Customer service representatives 4,240 $34,870 $19,710 - 52,690 25% 22%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,180 $26,370 $17,790 - 39,130 15% 4%
7 Waiters and waitresses 4,040 $23,680 $16,650 - 33,020 11% 14%
8 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 3,910 $30,310 $22,790 - 39,100 18% 7%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 3,810 $24,030 $17,260 - 35,260 -8% 8%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 3,730 $35,900 $22,940 - 49,770 13% 16%
11 General and operations managers 3,520 $108,990 $56,050 - 2% 48%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 3,510 $33,880 $23,130 - 46,330 1% 18%
13 Teacher assistants 3,080 $25,350 $17,220 - 34,420 10% 18%
14 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 2,840 $44,400 $31,320 - 58,840 15% 18%
15 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 2,660 $46,070 $29,560 - 71,500 10% 4%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,590 $49,010 $29,860 - 71,710 6% 29%
17 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 2,460 $27,660 $18,950 - 38,560 2% 5%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,370 $41,240 $23,190 - 63,880 4% 25%
19 Medical secretaries 1,940 $35,660 $25,980 - 49,640 17% 18%
20 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,930 $29,200 $18,660 - 41,160 4% 6%
21 Team assemblers 1,920 $28,030 $18,850 - 40,690 0% 5%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 1,800 $37,420 $24,170 - 53,660 10% 6%
23 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,730 $59,260 $41,670 - 80,560 11% 33%
24 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,710 $28,240 $18,670 - 38,430 18% 6%
25 Home health aides 1,670 $26,460 $21,120 - 33,900 49% 7%
26 Food preparation workers 1,610 $22,320 $17,170 - 29,620 15% 7%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,600 $33,830 $21,690 - 49,790 8% 4%
28 Receptionists and information clerks 1,580 $26,130 $18,410 - 35,910 17% 13%
29 Child care workers 1,580 $23,700 $17,590 - 31,130 18% 15%
30 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 1,510 $51,680 $39,840 - 64,220 14% 7%
31 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,450 $37,650 $23,990 - 56,790 14% 4%
32 Packers and packagers, hand 1,450 $22,590 $16,710 - 31,730 -12% 3%
33 Cooks, restaurant 1,430 $26,630 $18,270 - 34,370 12% 5%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,360 $22,750 $17,690 - 29,990 13% 5%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,330 $31,470 $19,900 - 47,000 11% 14%
36 Security guards 1,320 $26,330 $18,450 - 36,790 17% 13%
37 Helpers--production workers 1,270 $23,410 $16,810 - 32,120 -1% 4%
38 Bartenders 1,260 $23,560 $16,640 - 37,100 11% 17%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,240 $56,590 $36,840 - 79,400 -5% 15%
40 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,220 $19,720 $16,700 - 24,750 10% 8%
41 Tellers 1,190 $26,820 $21,440 - 33,680 14% 16%
42 Machinists 1,180 $39,680 $26,230 - 54,340 -3% 3%
43 Bus drivers, school 1,150 $29,460 $21,690 - 37,940 9% 4%
44 Construction laborers 1,110 $37,320 $21,990 - 58,150 11% 5%
45 Fire fighters 1,070 $43,560 $24,050 - 64,930 12% 18%
46 Electricians 1,040 $51,030 $30,760 - 68,310 7% 7%
47 Carpenters 1,030 $44,570 $30,160 - 63,410 10% 6%
48 Dishwashers 1,010 $19,620 $16,720 - 24,460 10% 3%
49 Administrative services managers 960 $82,840 $50,240 - 122,310 12% 40%
50 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 960 $54,340 $36,880 - 77,640 9% 47%
51 Computer support specialists 910 $51,710 $34,500 - 76,170 13% 43%
52 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 900 $38,940 $26,050 - 53,590 -1% 22%
53 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 880 $30,190 $17,680 - 48,990 12% 6%
54 Medical assistants 870 $33,670 $25,140 - 44,840 35% 10%
55 Business operations specialists, all other 850 $58,160 $32,490 - 83,250 21% 49%
56 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 830 $33,520 $23,600 - 42,510 4% 15%
57 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 830 $25,570 $16,640 - 38,840 -9% 5%
58 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 770 $36,240 $23,890 - 50,620 -7% 14%
59 Personal and home care aides 770 $24,430 $20,800 - 30,690 51% 10%
60 Recreation workers 740 $22,800 $16,750 - 33,800 13% 47%
61 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 730 $49,710 $31,660 - 66,900 11% 4%
62 Postal service mail carriers 730 $0 $ - 1% 11%
63 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 720 $70,820 $35,840 - 118,540 4% 38%
64 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 720 $58,550 $38,380 - 80,210 7% 13%
65 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 670 $34,950 $26,770 - 45,400 10% 24%
66 Preschool teachers, except special education 670 $33,550 $21,740 - 58,400 26% 43%
67 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 660 $60,890 $36,710 - 90,850 9% 10%
68 Sales representatives, services, all other 610 $60,300 $30,010 - 102,670 28% 48%
69 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 610 $27,100 $19,070 - 35,720 11% 5%
70 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 610 $0 $ - -8% 12%
71 Dental hygienists 600 $67,750 $40,800 - 88,340 30% 33%
72 Driver/sales workers 580 $33,870 $19,740 - 51,560 -5% 4%
73 Industrial truck and tractor operators 580 $31,350 $22,080 - 44,510 -2% 2%
74 Counter and rental clerks 580 $30,780 $18,210 - 53,650 23% 16%
75 Data entry keyers 580 $29,120 $22,720 - 36,200 -5% 18%
76 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 580 $22,340 $17,600 - 25,690 10% 17%
77 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 570 $21,040 $16,670 - 28,470 12% 6%
78 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 550 $30,230 $21,830 - 39,250 -7% 0%
79 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 540 $43,880 $25,760 - 63,150 4% 30%
80 Dental assistants 530 $37,120 $27,000 - 48,170 29% 9%
81 Pharmacy technicians 530 $30,890 $22,710 - 40,950 32% 16%
82 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 530 $29,920 $21,000 - 38,450 10% 5%
83 Physicians and surgeons, all other 520 $183,060 $97,290 - 0% 0%
84 Biological science teachers, postsecondary 510 $84,630 $55,090 - 120,900 0% 0%
85 Medical records and health information technicians 500 $34,420 $23,320 - 52,240 18% 12%
86 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 490 $45,390 $35,550 - 59,760 9% 3%
87 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 480 $37,430 $23,400 - 56,490 0% 3%
88 Order clerks 480 $33,350 $20,200 - 47,930 -24% 16%
89 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 470 $58,480 $40,490 - 82,600 8% 3%
90 Healthcare support workers, all other 470 $36,720 $27,970 - 46,830 16% 10%
91 Legal secretaries 460 $43,280 $33,160 - 55,120 12% 18%
92 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 450 $31,960 $21,490 - 43,690 -5% 5%
93 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 440 $36,670 $26,450 - 53,670 19% 14%
94 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 430 $59,690 $42,040 - 81,280 0% 42%
95 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 430 $54,860 $38,330 - 74,680 4% 18%
96 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 430 $37,260 $24,700 - 50,590 3% 18%
97 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 430 $26,370 $21,490 - 33,010 -27% 6%
98 Insurance sales agents 420 $77,870 $29,420 - 147,700 13% 45%
99 Cost estimators 420 $56,090 $28,440 - 92,850 19% 32%
100 Couriers and messengers 420 $40,460 $21,180 - 63,130 -0% 12%
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Jobs More Common Near Worcester Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 27,940 240 22.8
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 56,430 110 8.8
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 84,630 510 8.2
Semiconductor processors 37,460 300 7.8
Dietetic technicians 20,830 210 6.5
Biomedical engineers 87,410 100 5.4
Occupational therapist assistants 46,450 190 5
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 23,860 100 4.8
Medical equipment repairers 37,770 240 4.4
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,230 550 4.3
Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary 73,680 100 4
History teachers, postsecondary 76,220 100 4
Biological technicians 48,850 400 3.9
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,430 480 3.8
Social and human service assistants 30,230 2,170 3.8
Biochemists and biophysicists 93,700 120 3.2
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 34,540 270 3.2
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 34,430 670 3.1
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 31,770 150 3
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 70,930 510 2.9
Natural sciences managers 0 220 2.9
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,160 170 2.8
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,070 400 2.7
Interpreters and translators 37,200 160 2.7
Rehabilitation counselors 41,350 460 2.7
Veterinary technologists and technicians 34,660 370 2.7
Business teachers, postsecondary 138,910 270 2.6
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,150 390 2.6
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 39,030 260 2.6
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 60,250 320 2.6
Chemical technicians 43,660 270 2.4
Mental health counselors 36,920 420 2.4
Couriers and messengers 40,460 420 2.4
Fire fighters 43,560 1,070 2.3
Psychology teachers, postsecondary 70,360 100 2.3
Medical secretaries 35,660 1,940 2.3
Chief executives 161,070 1,210 2.3
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,700 310 2.2
Environmental engineers 72,880 200 2.2
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 38,940 900 2.1
Special education teachers, middle school 55,360 340 2
Administrative services managers 82,840 960 2
Veterinarians 76,730 180 2
Chemical engineers 82,740 100 2
Special education teachers, secondary school 57,000 480 2
Education administrators, postsecondary 95,910 300 2
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 74,220 310 2
Social and community service managers 57,620 420 2
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 87,600 1,580 2
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 69,930 170 2

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Business teachers, postsecondary 138,910 1.89 270
Personal financial advisors 135,280 1.69 170
Couriers and messengers 40,460 1.67 420
Roofers 55,050 1.56 240
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 29,920 1.51 530
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 89,590 1.44 110
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 53,910 1.43 120
Insurance sales agents 77,870 1.38 420
Opticians, dispensing 46,990 1.38 110
Butchers and meat cutters 41,270 1.37 150
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 58,480 1.37 470
Counter and rental clerks 30,780 1.32 580
Preschool teachers, except special education 33,550 1.32 670
Court, municipal, and license clerks 43,490 1.31 210
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 51,680 1.31 1,510
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 65,600 1.3 270
Driver/sales workers 33,870 1.29 580
Loan interviewers and clerks 40,920 1.28 140
Sales managers 126,120 1.28 730
Prepress technicians and workers 45,130 1.28 180
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 64,970 1.28 190
Radiologic technologists and technicians 65,280 1.28 410
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 39,030 1.27 260
Biological technicians 48,850 1.27 400
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 102,630 1.27 130
Waiters and waitresses 23,680 1.27 4,040
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 60,410 1.26 450
Mechanical drafters 60,040 1.26 210
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 30,310 1.26 3,910
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 33,510 1.26 110
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 31,260 1.26 200
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 22,340 1.26 580
Healthcare support workers, all other 36,720 1.26 470
Paralegals and legal assistants 53,880 1.26 340
Home health aides 26,460 1.25 1,670
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 44,340 1.24 390
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 70,010 1.24 2,740
Registered nurses 76,120 1.23 6,960
Office clerks, general 31,350 1.23 5,670
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 34,950 1.23 670
Computer support specialists 51,710 1.23 910
Child care workers 23,700 1.23 1,580
Medical secretaries 35,660 1.23 1,940
Floral designers 29,710 1.23 150
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 46,070 1.23 2,660
Bill and account collectors 37,820 1.23 300
Cooks, restaurant 26,630 1.23 1,430
Personal and home care aides 24,430 1.22 770
Computer programmers 78,710 1.22 480
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,160 1.22 170

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