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Careers with Largest Employment

These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2014. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 813 occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation
2014
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail Salespersons
4,624,900
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Cashiers
3,424,200
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
3,159,700
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Office Clerks, General
3,062,500
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Registered Nurses
2,751,000
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearBachelor's degree
6
Customer Service Representatives
2,581,800
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Waiters and Waitresses
2,465,100
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
2,457,000
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,441,300
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,360,600
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential