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Careers with Most Openings
These are the occupations that were expected to have the most annual job openings for the 10-year period of 2016 to 2026 (for states) or 2019 to 2029 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different numbers of job openings due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 787 occupations with openings in United States.
Rank Occupation
2019
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Fast Food and Counter Workers
4,047,700
826,600
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
3,439,700
568,800
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Retail Salespersons
4,371,400
568,100
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Cashiers
3,600,900
558,600
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Waiters and Waitresses
2,613,800
475,700
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,986,000
380,600
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Customer Service Representatives
3,018,800
350,200
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Office Clerks, General
3,126,300
317,500
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,374,200
305,600
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Stockers and Order Fillers
2,135,800
254,900
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent