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Careers with the Most Openings

The table below highlights the top 100 careers expected to have the most openings over the coming decade across the United States. Job openings represent projected annual openings by 2030.

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Career
2030 Openings
Growth
Salary
Education
Fast Food and Counter Workers 804,600 15% $23,900 Some high school
Home Health Aides 599,800 33% $27,100 High school diploma
Cashiers 546,900 -10% $25,000 Some high school
Retail Salespersons 524,500 -1% $27,100 Some high school
Waiters and Waitresses 470,200 20% $23,700 Some high school
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 411,300 9% $31,100 Some high school
Customer Service Representatives 361,700 -1% $35,800 High school diploma
Stockers and Order Fillers 360,500 4% $29,200 High school diploma
Office Clerks, General 324,600 -2% $35,300 High school diploma
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 314,900 6% $29,100 Some high school
Cooks, Restaurant 263,600 49% $28,800 Some high school
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 231,100 6% $47,100 Some college
General and Operations Managers 229,600 9% $103,700 Bachelor's degree
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 195,100 -8% $38,900 High school diploma
Registered Nurses 194,500 9% $75,300 Bachelor's degree
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 189,200 22% $110,100 Bachelor's degree
Nursing Assistants 187,000 8% $30,900 Some college
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 183,300 11% $26,200 Some high school
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 170,200 -3% $42,400 Some college
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 167,200 21% $34,600 High school diploma
Security Guards 163,600 15% $31,100 High school diploma
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 157,900 8% $31,700 Some high school
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 152,300 8% $40,900 High school diploma
Childcare Workers 150,300 9% $25,500 High school diploma
Food Preparation Workers 149,800 6% $26,100 Some high school
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 142,700 -2% $58,500 High school diploma
Construction Laborers 140,100 8% $37,900 Some high school
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 137,800 5% $62,100 High school diploma
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary 136,400 9% $28,900 Some college
Accountants and Auditors 135,000 7% $73,600 Bachelor's degree
Receptionists and Information Clerks 134,000 4% $31,100 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 131,800 -7% $41,600 High school diploma
Light Truck Drivers 128,300 10% $37,100 High school diploma
Bartenders 111,300 33% $25,000 Some high school
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 110,800 7% $60,900 Bachelor's degree
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110,200 26% $32,300 Some high school
Medical Assistants 104,400 18% $35,900 Some college
Management Analysts 99,400 14% $87,700 Bachelor's degree
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 96,000 22% $65,800 Bachelor's degree
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 95,200 25% $23,900 Some high school
Carpenters 89,300 2% $49,500 High school diploma
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 87,400 5% $28,700 Some high school
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 86,500 27% $25,000 Some high school
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 84,800 -1% $68,100 High school diploma
Electricians 84,700 9% $56,900 High school diploma
Packers and Packagers, Hand 82,900 0% $28,100 Some high school
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 78,900 19% $27,400 Some college
Dishwashers 78,800 19% $25,300 Some high school
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 77,400 8% $62,900 Bachelor's degree
Cooks, Fast Food 77,100 -2% $24,400 Some high school
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 75,200 11% $37,400 High school diploma
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 75,000 8% $37,600 Some high school
Human Resources Specialists 73,400 10% $63,500 Bachelor's degree
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 72,900 32% $24,800 Some high school
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 70,700 6% $67,800 High school diploma
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors 69,100 39% $40,500 High school diploma
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 69,000 0% $44,100 Some college
Financial Managers 64,200 17% $134,200 Bachelor's degree
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 64,000 -6% $35,300 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 63,400 4% $62,900 High school diploma
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 61,600 7% $28,700 Some high school
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 60,700 9% $48,800 Some college
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 59,600 18% $31,900 Associate's degree
Social and Human Service Assistants 59,100 17% $36,000 High school diploma
Police and Sheriff'S Patrol Officers 57,600 7% $65,500 High school diploma
Animal Caretakers 56,400 34% $26,100 High school diploma
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 56,100 9% $27,600 Some high school
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 54,900 -12% $40,500 High school diploma
Computer User Support Specialists 54,800 9% $52,700 Some college
Tutors 53,000 16% $40,600 Bachelor's degree
Medical and Health Services Managers 51,800 33% $104,300 Bachelor's degree
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 51,000 5% $56,300 High school diploma
Self-Enrichment Teachers 50,500 24% $40,000 High school diploma
Insurance Sales Agents 50,400 7% $52,200 High school diploma
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 49,200 8% $44,200 High school diploma
Billing and Posting Clerks 48,900 3% $39,600 High school diploma
Computer Systems Analysts 47,500 7% $93,700 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 47,400 7% $70,200 High school diploma
Counter and Rental Clerks 46,800 8% $30,900 Some high school
Lawyers 46,000 9% $126,900 Master's degree or higher
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 46,000 5% $49,800 High school diploma
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 45,700 14% $25,900 Some high school
Coaches and Scouts 45,100 26% $36,300 Bachelor's degree
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 45,100 21% $55,500 High school diploma
Dental Assistants 44,000 11% $41,200 Some college
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 43,100 5% $32,600 High school diploma
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 43,000 12% $52,900 Associate's degree
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 42,800 16% $25,500 High school diploma
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 42,500 4% $64,800 Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers 42,400 11% $151,200 Bachelor's degree
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 42,100 -19% $63,100 High school diploma
Food Service Managers 41,400 15% $56,600 High school diploma
Machinists 41,200 8% $45,800 High school diploma
Financial and Investment Analysts 41,000 6% $83,700 Bachelor's degree
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 41,000 8% $49,600 High school diploma
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 41,000 23% $47,700 Bachelor's degree
Buyers and Purchasing Agents 39,500 -5% $66,700 Bachelor's degree
Construction Managers 38,900 12% $97,200 Bachelor's degree
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 38,500 5% $50,600 Some college
Real Estate Sales Agents 37,400 4% $49,000 High school diploma
Sales Managers 37,000 7% $132,300 Bachelor's degree

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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