The Most Common Jobs in America

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A list of the most common jobs in America. These are the most popular careers within the United States. If you're looking for a job, this is where you will find the most peers. Note that this list does not in any way rank "job competition" as it does not take into account the number of jobs available. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see where the bulk of the American workforce lies, and which fields have the most employed workers. With unemployment always an issue for at least some of us in the country, it's useful to see what fields seem to be the most populated. Hopefully this list will be helpful for anyone who's on the job hunt.

What are the most common jobs in American? What are some typical professions in the US? These are some of the most popular jobs in the US, compiled in one list of jobs many Americans have.

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    Retail salespersons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Retail salespersons # Employed: 4,155,190

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    Cashiers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Cashiers # Employed: 3,354,170

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    Office clerks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Office clerks # Employed: 2,789,590

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    Combined food preparation and ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Combined food preparation and serving workers # Employed: 2,692,170

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    Registered nurses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Registered nurses

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    Waiters and waitresses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Waiters and waitresses # Employed: 2,244,480

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    Customer service representativ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Customer service representatives # Employed: 2,146,120

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    Janitors and cleaners is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Janitors and cleaners # Employed: 2,058,610

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    Freight, stock, and hand mater... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Freight, stock, and hand material mover laborers # Employed: 2,024,180

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    Secretaries and administrative... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Secretaries and administrative assistants # Employed: 1,841,020

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    Stock clerks and order fillers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Stock clerks and order fillers # Employed: 1,795,970

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    General and operation managers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    General and operation managers # Employed: 1,708,080

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    Bookkeeping, accounting, and a... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks # Employed: 1,675,250

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    Elementary school teachers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Elementary school teachers # Employed: 1,485,600

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    Heavy and tractor-trailer truc... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers # Employed: 1,466,740

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    Nursing aides, orderlies, and ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants # Employed: 1,451,090

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    Wholesale and manufacturing sa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives # Employed: 1,367,210

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    First-line supervisors of offi... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers # Employed: 1,359,950

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    Teacher assistants is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Teacher assistants # Employed: 1,249,380

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    Bus and truck mechanics and di... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists # Employed: 1,222,770

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    Maintenance and repair workers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Maintenance and repair workers # Employed: 1,217,820

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    First-line supervisors of reta... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    First-line supervisors of retail sales workers # Employed: 1,172,070

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    Executive secretaries and exec... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants # Employed: 1,132,070

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    Accountants and auditors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Accountants and auditors # Employed: 1,072,490

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    Secondary school teachers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Secondary school teachers # Employed: 1,053,140

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    Security guards is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Security guards # Employed: 1,006,880

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    Receptionists and information ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America

    Receptionists and information clerks # Employed: 997,080

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    Business operations specialists # Employed: 993,980

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    Home health aides # Employed: 982,840

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    Team assemblers # Employed: 928,170

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    Restaurant Cooks # Employed: 901,310

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    Maids and housekeeping cleaners # Employed: 865,960

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    Landscaping and groundskeeping workers # Employed: 829,350

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    Food preparation workers # Employed: 802,650

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    Light truck or delivery service drivers # Employed: 780,260

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    Construction laborers # Employed: 777,700

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    First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers # Employed: 773,400

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    Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses # Employed: 730,290

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    Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks # Employed: 687,850

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    Personal care aides # Employed: 686,030

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    Packers and packagers # Employed: 676,870

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    Middle school teachers # Employed: 655,090

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    Police and sheriff's patrol officers # Employed: 644,300

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    Carpenters # Employed: 620,410

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    Childcare workers # Employed: 611,280

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    Automotive service technicians and mechanics # Employed: 587,510

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    Computer support specialists # Employed: 579,270

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    Lawyers # Employed: 561,350

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    Tellers # Employed: 556,310

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    First-line supervisors of production and operating workers # Employed: 555,260

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