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It's not just a low-wage recovery

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Yes, restaurants and bars have accounted for 15% of all jobs created during the U.S. economic recovery period, paying workers a measly $9/hour on average. Retail, which pays a median $11/hour, makes up another 9%. But there are high-paying jobs coming available, too, and the latest jobs report reveals just how many: a 17% increase in health care jobs (paying an average of $32/hour for registered nurses), a 15% increase in jobs in the professional, scientific and technical services industry (paying $43/hour for a software developer) and a 13% increase in manufacturing jobs (doling out $25/hour for an auto worker).