10 Careers With Rock-Bottom Unemployment Rates
The sluggish economy has many workers anxious about job security. Yet despite the nation's high 7.8 percent unemployment rate, there are careers out there with jobless rates so low as to nearly guarantee a job to anyone qualified to work in those fields.
What kinds of jobs are they? Of the 10 listed here, compiled from Bureau of Labor Statistics data, most are high skill and require extensive education, but some require only a high-school diploma or certification. They aren't all glamorous; a few can even be dangerous. But with unemployment rates below 1 percent, many job seekers likely will still find them attractive.
Take a look and tell us what you think.
*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.
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