Occupations with the Most Openings

Listed below are occupations 1-25 with the largest number of projected openings during the 2014-2024 time period.
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  • #Occupation Employment in 2014 Average annual job openings*Skills NeededCurrent Jobs Available
    1 Retail Salespersons 89,390 3,390 Skills Jobs
    2 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 63,140 2,900 Skills Jobs
    3 Cashiers 59,770 2,570 Skills Jobs
    4 Waiters and Waitresses 43,450 2,320 Skills Jobs
    5 Personal Care Aides 62,450 2,300 Skills Jobs
    6 Office Clerks, General 97,830 2,280 Skills Jobs
    7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 55,340 1,920 Skills Jobs
    8 Customer Service Representatives 57,820 1,890 Skills Jobs
    9 Registered Nurses 56,210 1,860 Skills Jobs
    10 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 52,130 1,570 Skills Jobs
    11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 49,000 1,370 Skills Jobs
    12 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 40,560 1,310 Skills Jobs
    13 Bartenders 26,730 1,270 Skills Jobs
    14 Nursing Assistants 34,240 1,230 Skills Jobs
    15 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 32,910 1,180 Skills Jobs
    16 General and Operations Managers 35,430 1,180 Skills Jobs
    17 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 46,570 1,070 Skills Jobs
    18 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,340 1,050 Skills Jobs
    19 Teacher Assistants 35,590 930 Skills Jobs
    20 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 33,340 890 Skills Jobs
    21 Accountants and Auditors 23,030 880 Skills Jobs
    22 Cooks, Restaurant 19,640 860 Skills Jobs
    23 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 34,670 850 Skills Jobs
    24 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,280 840 Skills Jobs
    25 Team Assemblers 37,110 810 Skills Jobs

    *Average annual job openings = Average annual job openings due to growth and net replacements

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