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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 684 occupations with openings in Michigan.
Rank Occupation
2016
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
112,610
23,820
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Retail salespersons
146,620
21,200
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
95,390
17,260
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Waiters and waitresses
78,830
15,760
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Office clerks, general
106,840
12,110
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Customer service representatives
89,830
11,980
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
72,760
10,690
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
8
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
65,120
9,400
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
9
Personal care aides
42,580
8,600
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Stock clerks and order fillers
58,850
7,830
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
57,170
6,870
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
12
Registered nurses
98,810
6,650
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
13
Nursing assistants
50,450
6,480
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
14
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
65,890
6,280
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
15
General and operations managers
62,070
5,760
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
16
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
54,370
5,680
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
17
Cooks, restaurant
35,940
5,670
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
18
Home health aides
29,540
5,310
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
19
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
38,240
5,170
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
20
Maintenance and repair workers, general
44,130
4,790
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
21
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
44,200
4,720
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
22
Receptionists and information clerks
31,960
4,660
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
23
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
42,840
4,650
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
24
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
30,670
4,490
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
25
Childcare workers
27,560
4,400
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
26
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
27,950
4,350
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
27
Food preparation workers
21,600
3,920
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
28
Packers and packagers, hand
24,180
3,860
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
29
Teacher assistants
34,390
3,840
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearSome college, no degree
30
Security guards
27,000
3,760
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
31
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
35,450
3,570
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
32
Accountants and auditors
35,070
3,520
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
33
Helpers--production workers
19,060
3,490
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
34
Light truck or delivery services drivers
29,930
3,410
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
Construction laborers
28,540
3,340
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
36
Medical assistants
21,910
3,250
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
37
Bartenders
19,290
3,200
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
38
Mechanical engineers
38,610
3,160
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
39
Business operations specialists, all other
31,350
3,150
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
40
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse
20,020
3,060
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
41
Sales representatives, services, all other
23,000
3,060
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
42
Medical secretaries
20,960
2,900
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
43
Elementary school teachers, except special education
36,540
2,840
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
44
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
27,700
2,820
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
45
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
26,170
2,780
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
46
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
11,450
2,730
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
47
Machinists
25,800
2,680
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
48
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
36,130
2,660
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
49
Carpenters
25,790
2,600
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
50
Electricians
21,570
2,580
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent