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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 508 occupations with openings in Hawaii.
Rank Occupation
2016
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail salespersons
23,450
3,430
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Waiters and waitresses
16,340
3,290
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
16,130
2,960
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
13,060
2,780
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
13,920
2,010
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
13,960
1,960
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Office clerks, general
12,940
1,460
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Food preparation workers
7,890
1,420
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
9
Cooks, restaurant
8,500
1,340
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Security guards
9,830
1,330
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
5,540
1,250
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
12
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
9,100
1,200
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
13
Stock clerks and order fillers
8,620
1,160
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
14
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
7,720
1,130
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
15
General and operations managers
11,330
1,050
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
16
Customer service representatives
7,700
1,030
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
17
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
10,300
970
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
18
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
5,190
950
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
19
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
8,140
890
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
20
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
3,570
850
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
21
Personal care aides
4,250
850
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
22
Construction laborers
7,380
830
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
23
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
5,240
820
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
24
Maintenance and repair workers, general
7,450
820
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
25
Teacher assistants
7,370
810
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearSome college, no degree
26
Home health aides
4,330
780
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
27
Registered nurses
11,550
770
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
28
Carpenters
7,730
750
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
29
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
11,090
750
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
30
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
6,950
740
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
31
Nursing assistants
5,650
740
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
32
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
7,110
720
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
33
Dishwashers
4,100
670
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
34
Childcare workers
4,020
620
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
Light truck or delivery services drivers
5,180
600
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
36
Bartenders
3,250
550
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
37
Accountants and auditors
5,340
530
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
38
Business operations specialists, all other
5,350
520
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
39
Electricians
4,370
520
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
40
Elementary school teachers, except special education
6,680
520
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
41
Receptionists and information clerks
3,520
490
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
42
Medical assistants
3,160
470
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
43
Recreation workers
2,590
460
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
44
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
3,930
450
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
45
Sales representatives, services, all other
3,480
450
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
46
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks
2,410
410
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
47
Managers, all other
5,240
410
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
48
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse
2,790
390
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
49
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
3,570
390
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
50
Packers and packagers, hand
2,530
380
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential