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Careers with Most Openings
These are the occupations expected to have the most annual job openings over a 10-year period. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 804 occupations with openings in United States.
Rank Occupation
2018
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
3,704,200
780,600
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Cashiers
3,648,500
661,300
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Retail salespersons
4,510,900
641,300
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Waiters and waitresses
2,634,600
539,000
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Personal care aides
2,421,200
486,900
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
2,953,800
434,700
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Customer service representatives
2,972,600
387,600
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Office clerks, general
3,158,500
360,400
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
2,404,400
343,100
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Stock clerks and order fillers
2,056,600
279,500
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent