America's Top 30 Jobs

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Like age, salaries are a just a number. OK, salary might be a little more than just a number; in fact, income is probably the one amount that matters most to some people, especially workers. There's another figure however, that employees should be paying more attention to during their job search: employment numbers.

Employment numbers, or the quantity of jobs in a given occupation or industry, are essential to your job search for numerous reasons. Knowing this figure will help ensure you don't continuously apply to positions in an industry with no job growth. In addition, you can avoid staying in a profession that's projected to decline in the future.