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What Are the Least Common Jobs in America?

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Standing out from the crowd doesn’t always require a booming voice or a wacky hairdo. Sometimes it can be as simple as what you do for a living.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a list of the 18 least common jobs in America, positions that are rare due to the scarcity of openings or because they’re hyper-specialized or require lots of training — and they may surprise you.

We’ve listed the top 10 here (starting with the least common) along with how many people in the US hold full-time positions doing the work and their annual salaries. To see more, check CareerBuilder’s list.

1. Cooks, private household: 400
Average annual salary: $31,110

2. Prosthodontists: 670
Average annual salary: $139,620

3. Fabric menders, except garment: 690
Average annual salary: $27,370

4. Fishers and related fishing workers: 700
Average annual salary: $27,880

5. Farm labor contractors: 830
Average annual salary: $35,890

6. Radio operators: 920
Average annual salary: $44,510

7. Mathematical technicians: 960
Average annual salary: $49,170

8. Models: 1,020
Average annual salary: $42,560

9. Locomotive firers: 1,130
Average annual salary: $47,040

10. Patternmakers, wood: 1,240
Average annual salary: $40,700

[The Work Buzz]

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