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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 598 occupations with openings in Idaho.
Rank Occupation
2016
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
19,210
4,430
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Retail salespersons
24,450
4,040
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
16,540
3,350
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Customer service representatives
22,700
3,350
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Personal care aides
12,230
2,480
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Office clerks, general
15,630
1,900
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Cooks, fast food
12,900
1,810
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
8
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
12,280
1,670
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
9
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
9,920
1,490
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
8,680
1,390
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
11
General and operations managers
11,670
1,190
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
12
Stock clerks and order fillers
7,790
1,180
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
13
Registered nurses
13,180
1,150
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
14
Nursing assistants
7,420
1,080
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
15
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
8,220
960
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
16
Food preparation workers
4,410
870
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
17
Waiters and waitresses
3,950
870
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
18
Teacher assistants
6,940
850
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearSome college, no degree
19
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
8,350
840
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
20
Construction laborers
6,480
830
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
21
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
3,330
800
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
22
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
7,080
780
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
23
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
6,000
770
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
24
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
6,350
770
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
25
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
4,460
760
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
26
Maintenance and repair workers, general
6,240
760
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
27
Receptionists and information clerks
5,120
710
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
28
Elementary school teachers, except special education
7,410
670
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
29
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
3,890
660
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
30
Carpenters
4,980
600
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
31
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
3,900
550
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
32
Bartenders
2,880
530
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
33
Food batchmakers
2,990
520
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
34
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse
3,170
510
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
35
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
3,560
500
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
36
Cooks, institution and cafeteria
3,110
490
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
37
Medical assistants
3,270
470
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
38
Electricians
3,880
460
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
39
Accountants and auditors
4,190
450
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
40
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
5,060
450
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
41
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
3,810
440
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
42
Packers and packagers, hand
2,570
440
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
43
Industrial truck and tractor operators
3,200
430
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
44
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment
2,410
420
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
45
Security guards
2,870
420
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
46
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
3,750
420
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
47
Driver/sales workers
3,530
410
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
48
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors
2,080
410
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
49
Social and human service assistants
2,850
400
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
50
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
3,320
380
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award