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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2018 (for states) or 2019 (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
2019
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail Salespersons
4,371,400
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Fast Food and Counter Workers
4,047,700
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
3,600,900
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
3,439,700
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Office Clerks, General
3,126,300
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Registered Nurses
3,096,700
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
7
Customer Service Representatives
3,018,800
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,986,000
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearNo formal educational credential
9
Waiters and Waitresses
2,613,800
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
General and Operations Managers
2,486,400
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree