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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 2018 to 2028 (for states) or 2020 to 2030 (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 785 occupations with openings in United States.
Rank Occupation
2020
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Fast Food and Counter Workers
3,455,500
804,600
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
3,470,700
599,800
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Cashiers
3,379,100
546,900
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Retail Salespersons
3,835,000
524,500
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Waiters and Waitresses
2,023,200
470,200
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,821,700
411,300
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Customer Service Representatives
2,923,400
361,700
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Stockers and Order Fillers
2,223,000
360,500
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Office Clerks, General
2,933,900
324,600
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,217,000
314,900
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential