20. Compliance officers*
Projected increase in 2018: 31.1 percent
Number employed in 2008: 260,000
Median pay in 2008:$53,760
Education/training/job outlook: Varies (e.g. loan officer or claims adjuster, as pictured; see this list for details). Purpose is to examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and other compliance and enforcement inspection activities not classified elsewhere.
*except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation