The positions with the best (and worst) job security in America

Recent data from the site 27/7 Wall St. shows that appraisers and assessors of real estate have the best job security, and reported that the current unemployment rate is 3.9%.

The site examined unemployment rates of different jobs based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to come up with these lists. It also noted that “the 30 jobs with the highest job security have unemployment rates below 1.0%, while the 30 jobs with the lowest job security have unemployment rates of 7.5% or above.”

Check out the rankings below to see if you currently work in a field with the best or worst job security in the country.

Here are the positions with the best job security

Here are the 10 jobs with the best security, with each position’s unemployment rate and projected job growth:

1) Appraisers and assessors of real estate

  • Unemployment rate: 0.2% (note: “tied – the highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +14.4%

2) First-line supervisors of correctional officers

  •  Unemployment rate: 0.2% (note: “tied – the highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: -7.8%

3) Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

  • Unemployment rate: 0.3% (note: “tied – 3rd highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: -3.2%

4) Respiratory therapists

  • Unemployment rate: 0.3% (note: “tied – 3rd highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +23.4%

5) Court, municipal, and license clerks

  • Unemployment rate: 0.3% (note: “tied – 3rd highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +6.6%

6) Precision instrument and equipment repairers

  • Unemployment rate: 0.3% (note: “tied – 3rd highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016-2026: N/A

7) Dental hygienists

  • Unemployment rate: 0.4% (note: “7th highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +19.6%

8) Physicians and surgeons

  • Unemployment rate: 0.5% (note: “tied – 8th highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: N/A

9) Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

  • Unemployment rate: 0.5% (note: “tied – 8th highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +15.1%

10) Occupational therapists

  • Unemployment rate: 0.5% (note: “tied – 8th highest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +21.2%

And here are the remaining 20 jobs with the best job security:

11) First-line supervisors of police and detectives

12) Police and sheriff’s patrol officers

13) Private detectives and investigators

14) Directors of religious activities and education

15) Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

16) Chiropractors

17) Clergy

18) Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians

19) Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

20) Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks

21) Special education teachers

22) Librarians

23) Speech-language pathologists

24) Physician assistants

25) Lawyers

26) Postal service mail carriers

27) Psychologists

28) Dentists

29) Insurance underwriters

30) Statisticians 

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Here are the positions with the worst job security

Here are the 10 jobs with the worst security, with each position’s unemployment rate and projected job growth:

1) Actors

  • Unemployment rate: 24.2% (note: “the lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +11.7%

2) Crossing guards

  • Unemployment rate: 14.7% (note: “2nd lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +8.5%

3) Telemarketers

  • Unemployment rate: 14.4% (note: “3rd lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +0.0%

4) Dishwashers

  • Unemployment rate: 12.9% (note: “4th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016-2026: +4.3%

5) Graders and sorters of agricultural products

  • Unemployment rate: 11.0% (note: “5th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: -0.9%

6) Roofers

  • Unemployment rate: 10.6% (note: “6th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +11.3%

7) Hand packers and packagers

  • Unemployment rate: 10.2% (note: “7th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +1.8%

8) Order clerks

  • Unemployment rate: 9.8% (note: “8th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: -2.0%

9) Construction laborers

  • Unemployment rate: 9.7% (note: “9th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +12.6%

10) Lifeguards and other recreational, and all other protective service workers

  • Unemployment rate: 9.5% (note: “10th lowest job security”)
  • Projected job growth from 2016 to 2026: +7.7%

And here are the remaining 20 jobs with the worst job security:

11) Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

12) Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

13) Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders for metal and plastic

14) Miscellaneous agricultural workers

15) Models, demonstrators, and product promoters

16) Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

17) Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

18) Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

19) Helpers–production workers

20) Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers

21) Grounds maintenance workers

22) Painters, construction and maintenance

23) Gaming services workers

24) Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers

25) First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

26) Food preparation workers

27) Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

28) Tax preparers

29) Cashiers

30) Stock clerks and order fillers

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