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Careers with Most Openings
These are the occupations expected to have the most annual job openings for the decade beginning in 2016 and ending in 2026. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 809 occupations with openings in United States.
Rank Occupation
2016
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
3,452,200
736,000
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Retail Salespersons
4,602,500
670,300
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
3,555,500
653,700
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Waiters and Waitresses
2,600,500
522,700
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Personal Care Aides
2,016,100
414,300
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,628,400
388,400
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Customer Service Representatives
2,784,500
373,500
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Office Clerks, General
3,117,700
356,200
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,384,600
344,100
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
2,008,600
269,200
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent