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10 Good Bets For Pandemic-Proof, Living-Wage Jobs In LA

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Licensed vocation nursing is among the frontline jobs expected to have thousands of openings in the coming years. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Essential, frontline jobs have provided a mixed blessing for many workers during the pandemic: stable employment, but often with low wages and, sometimes, high risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

A new report outlines 10 frontline jobs that provide a living wage and are expected to have thousands of openings in the Los Angeles area in the coming years. Many of them, including licensed vocational nursing, bookkeeping and computer user support, require some higher education, but less than a bachelor's degree.

"There's this perception that everybody needs to have at least a bachelor's degree to be successful and that's not necessarily the case," said report author Shannon Sedgwick, who directs the Institute for Applied Economics at Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.

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