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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016 (for states) or 2018 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 665 occupations in Colorado.
Rank Occupation
2016
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail salespersons
85,760
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
66,780
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
60,620
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Waiters and waitresses
54,270
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
51,080
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Registered nurses
49,100
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
7
Office clerks, general
47,090
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Customer service representatives
45,000
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Business operations specialists, all other
43,780
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
10
General and operations managers
43,620
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree