Yesterday we looked at a CareerBuilder® report concerning the most critical jobs in America. Today we’ll look at the rest of the list.
EMTs, paramedics, and ambulance drivers
- Number employed: 266,853
- Ratio to U.S. population: 1 worker for every 1,214 people
- Median income: $32,510
- Why we can’t live without them: Workers in these professions provide emergency medical treatment and patient transportation to medical facilities in dire situations. These professionals are trained to move fast and think quickly, and they may just save your life someday.
- Number employed: 2,870,340
- Ratio to U.S. population: 1 nurse for every 113 people
- Median income: $69,077
- Why we can’t live without them: Nurses are the lifeblood of most medical operations, from hospitals and nursing homes to home care. Workers in this profession typically interact with patients more frequently than doctors and provide hands-on assistance in a number of ways.
- Number employed: 2,098,652
- Ratio to U.S. population: 1 military member for every 154 people
- Median income: $35,194
- Why we can’t live without them: These heroes protect Americans on a daily basis through various efforts. While some operate in combat and training capacities, others operate transport vehicles or provide things like medical services or legal assistance. The U.S. military has enough professions to ensure our safety in any situation.
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
- Number employed: 1,926,886
- Ratio to U.S. population: 1 truck driver for every 168 people
- Median income: $39,312
- Why we can’t live without them: Goods of any kind need to be distributed across the country for sale or delivery. Most products and packages are driven on trucks between cities, states, or even cross-country.