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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2018 (for states) or 2020 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 789 occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation
2020
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail Salespersons
3,835,000
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
3,470,700
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Fast Food and Counter Workers
3,455,500
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Cashiers
3,379,100
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Registered Nurses
3,080,100
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
6
Office Clerks, General
2,933,900
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Customer Service Representatives
2,923,400
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,821,700
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearNo formal educational credential
9
General and Operations Managers
2,411,900
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
10
Stockers and Order Fillers
2,223,000
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent