Occupations in the U.S. with the largest projected job openings 2010-2020

This statistic shows the top 30 occupations in the United States with the largest projected job openings due to growth and replacements from 2010 to 2020. Nearly 2 million job openings are estimated for reatil salespersons until 2020.

Top 30 occupations in the United States with the largest projected job openings due to growth and replacements from 2010 to 2020

Job openings in thousand
Retail salespersons1,958.7
Cashiers1,775.9
Waiters and waitresses1,324.3
Registered nurses1,207.4
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food1,146.5
Office clerks, general1,011.5
Laborers and freight, stock, and material moveers, hand980.2
Customer service representatives959.6
Home health aides837.5
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners682
Personal care aides675.2
Childcare workers665.8
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers649.4
Postsecondary teachers586.1
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers584.4
Elementary schook teachers, except special education573.2
Receptionists and information clerks565.6
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products559.9
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers513.7
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants496.1
Teacher asssistants481.6
Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks467.8
Stock clerks and order fillers465
Accountants and auditors452.1
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers444.4
General and operations managers410.1
Carpenters408.3
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical and executive391
Maintenance and repair workers, general379.1
Food preparation workers377.1
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Source

Release date

February 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

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