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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
Sales Managers 37,000 7% $132,300 Bachelor's degree
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 36,700 13% $48,400 Bachelor's degree
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 36,400 -8% $29,100 Some high school
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 35,700 25% $25,000 Some high school
Training and Development Specialists 35,200 11% $62,700 Bachelor's degree
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 35,000 12% $58,100 Master's degree or higher
Correctional Officers and Jailers 34,000 -7% $47,400 High school diploma
Tellers 33,700 -17% $32,600 High school diploma
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 32,700 5% $42,100 Some high school
Parts Salespersons 32,600 5% $32,500 Some high school
Helpers: Production Workers 31,800 -5% $30,500 High school diploma
Pharmacy Technicians 31,700 4% $35,100 High school diploma
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 31,700 6% $86,700 Bachelor's degree
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 30,800 24% $99,100 Master's degree or higher
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30,600 -5% $78,600 High school diploma
Compliance Officers 30,000 6% $71,100 Bachelor's degree
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 29,400 62% $25,100 Some high school
Administrative Services Managers 29,200 9% $98,900 Bachelor's degree
Public Relations Specialists 29,200 11% $62,800 Bachelor's degree
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 29,100 3% $59,700 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services 28,600 24% $42,000 High school diploma
Marketing Managers 28,500 10% $142,200 Bachelor's degree
Bakers 28,300 10% $29,400 Some high school
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 28,100 8% $50,200 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 27,300 6% $42,000 High school diploma
Firefighters 27,000 9% $52,500 Some college
Clergy 26,700 3% $51,900 Bachelor's degree
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 26,700 1% $42,100 High school diploma
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 26,600 12% $25,500 Some high school
Nurse Practitioners 26,000 52% $111,700 Master's degree or higher
Civil Engineers 25,000 8% $88,600 Bachelor's degree
Loan Officers 25,000 1% $64,000 Bachelor's degree
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 24,900 5% $84,800 Bachelor's degree
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 24,600 21% $45,900 High school diploma
Logisticians 24,500 30% $76,300 Bachelor's degree
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 24,000 -3% $68,300 High school diploma
Graphic Designers 23,900 3% $53,400 Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineers 23,300 14% $89,000 Bachelor's degree
Massage Therapists 23,300 32% $43,600 Some college
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 23,000 6% $72,000 Master's degree or higher
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 22,100 8% $98,500 Master's degree or higher
Parking Attendants 21,900 14% $27,100 Some high school
Personal Financial Advisors 21,500 5% $89,300 Bachelor's degree
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 21,500 -1% $61,500 Some college
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 21,400 12% $39,100 Some high school
Bill and Account Collectors 20,800 -9% $38,100 High school diploma
Musicians and Singers 20,800 11% $0 Some high school
Emergency Medical Technicians 20,700 11% $36,700 Some college
Food Batchmakers 20,700 6% $32,700 High school diploma
Healthcare Social Workers 20,400 13% $57,600 Master's degree or higher
Instructional Coordinators 20,400 10% $67,000 Master's degree or higher
Mechanical Engineers 20,200 7% $90,200 Bachelor's degree
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 20,100 -7% $36,200 High school diploma
Cooks, Short Order 20,000 10% $26,600 Some high school
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 19,800 14% $29,900 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 19,700 4% $51,000 High school diploma
Phlebotomists 19,500 22% $36,300 Some college
Crossing Guards and Flaggers 19,100 13% $30,800 Some high school
Postal Service Mail Carriers 19,100 -8% $51,100 High school diploma
Chefs and Head Cooks 18,800 25% $53,400 High school diploma
Manicurists and Pedicurists 18,800 33% $27,900 Some college
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 18,700 4% $41,000 High school diploma
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 18,400 3% $30,200 Some high school
Social and Community Service Managers 18,300 15% $69,600 Bachelor's degree
Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers 17,900 13% $77,200 Bachelor's degree
Cost Estimators 17,800 1% $66,600 Bachelor's degree
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 17,600 -2% $37,000 High school diploma
Flight Attendants 17,600 30% $59,100 High school diploma
Chief Executives 17,500 -6% $186,000 Bachelor's degree
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 17,500 6% $40,900 High school diploma
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 17,500 12% $55,400 High school diploma
Residential Advisors 17,500 12% $31,200 High school diploma
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 17,400 2% $45,100 Bachelor's degree
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 17,400 9% $61,900 Associate's degree
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 17,200 -1% $46,000 Some high school
Highway Maintenance Workers 17,100 6% $41,700 High school diploma
Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary 16,700 6% $36,300 Bachelor's degree
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators 16,500 -3% $42,300 High school diploma
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 16,400 4% $26,500 Some high school
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 16,400 18% $51,600 Bachelor's degree
Physical Therapist Assistants 16,400 35% $59,800 Associate's degree
Information Security Analysts 16,300 33% $103,600 Bachelor's degree
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 15,900 8% $39,100 High school diploma
Special Education Teachers, Elementary School 15,700 8% $60,600 Bachelor's degree
Dental Hygienists 15,600 11% $77,100 Associate's degree
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,600 9% $37,500 High school diploma
Physical Therapists 15,600 21% $91,000 Master's degree or higher
Producers and Directors 15,600 24% $76,400 Bachelor's degree
Roofers 15,600 5% $43,600 Some high school
Computer Network Support Specialists 15,500 8% $65,500 Associate's degree
Butchers and Meat Cutters 15,400 -5% $32,900 Some high school
Writers and Authors 15,400 9% $67,100 Bachelor's degree
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 15,200 5% $45,400 High school diploma
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists 15,200 9% $60,800 Master's degree or higher
Speech-Language Pathologists 15,200 29% $80,500 Master's degree or higher
Advertising Sales Agents 14,800 3% $54,900 High school diploma
Human Resources Managers 14,800 9% $121,200 Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers 14,700 4% $149,500 Bachelor's degree
Printing Press Operators 14,700 -10% $37,900 High school diploma
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 14,600 7% $32,500 Some high school
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 14,500 8% $97,500 Master's degree or higher

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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