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Most Common Jobs in America

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 # Employed: 4,155,190

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    Cashiers # Employed: 3,354,170

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    Office clerks # Employed: 2,789,590

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

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    Registered nurses

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    Waiters and waitresses # Employed: 2,244,480

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    Customer service representatives # Employed: 2,146,120

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    Janitors and cleaners # Employed: 2,058,610

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

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

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

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

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

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    Elementary school teachers # Employed: 1,485,600

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

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

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

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

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    Teacher assistants # Employed: 1,249,380

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

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

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

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

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    Accountants and auditors # Employed: 1,072,490

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    Secondary school teachers # Employed: 1,053,140

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    Security guards # Employed: 1,006,880

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    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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