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December 01, 2008
25 Jobs with the Most Openings
Against the backdrop of a struggling economy and rising unemployment, which occupations have the most openings?

Retail salespersons are projected to have the largest amount of job openings during the 2006-2016 time period, according to a report by the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About half of all the occupations in the top 25 list are in the lowest earnings quartile (or making under $20.180, according to BLS). Among some of the highest-paid jobs on the list are registered nurses (5th on the list), postsecondary teachers (10) and sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing (18)

Most of the occupations on the list require only short or moderate--term on-the-job training. Only four--postsecondary teachers, elementary school teachers (13), auditors and accountants (22) and general and operations managers (23) require a Bachelor's degree or higher.

25 Occupations with the Most Openings

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Occupation

Job Openings

Earnings Quartile

1

Retail salespersons

193,521

$

2

Cashiers, except gaming

166,437

$

3

Waiters and waitresses

153,712

$

4

Customer service representatives

115,840

$$

5

Registered nurses

100,079

$$$$

6

Office clerks, general

99,080

$$

7

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

92,656

$

8

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

82,304

$

9

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

80,184

$

10

Postsecondary teachers

66,178

$$$$

11

Child care workers

64,648

$

12

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

59,430

$$

13

Elementary school teachers, except special education

54,544

$$$

14

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

52,297

$$$

15

Personal and home care aides

51,855

$

16

Executive secretaries and administrative assistants

49,668

$$$

17

Receptionists and information clerks

48,882

$$

18

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

47,551

$$$$

19

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

46,273

$

20

Home health aides

45,408

$

21

Food preparation workers

45,086

$

22

Accountants and auditors

44,977

$$$$

23

General and operations managers

44,067

$$$$

24

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop

42,390

$

25

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

45,748

$$$

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