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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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  1. 1

    Retail salespersons

    # Employed: 4,155,190
  2. 2

    Cashiers

    # Employed: 3,354,170
  3. 3

    Office clerks

    # Employed: 2,789,590
  4. 4

    Combined food preparation and serving workers

    # Employed: 2,692,170
  5. 5

    Registered nurses

  6. 6

    Waiters and waitresses

    # Employed: 2,244,480
  7. 7

    Customer service representatives

    # Employed: 2,146,120
  8. 8

    Janitors and cleaners

    # Employed: 2,058,610
  9. 9

    Freight, stock, and hand material mover laborers

    # Employed: 2,024,180
  10. 10

    Secretaries and administrative assistants

    # Employed: 1,841,020
  11. 11

    Stock clerks and order fillers

    # Employed: 1,795,970
  12. 12

    General and operation managers

    # Employed: 1,708,080
  13. 13

    Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

    # Employed: 1,675,250
  14. 14

    Elementary school teachers

    # Employed: 1,485,600
  15. 15

    Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

    # Employed: 1,466,740
  16. 16

    Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

    # Employed: 1,451,090
  17. 17

    Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives

    # Employed: 1,367,210
  18. 18

    First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

    # Employed: 1,359,950
  19. 19

    Teacher assistants

    # Employed: 1,249,380
  20. 20

    Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

    # Employed: 1,222,770
  21. 21

    Maintenance and repair workers

    # Employed: 1,217,820
  22. 22

    First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

    # Employed: 1,172,070
  23. 23

    Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

    # Employed: 1,132,070
  24. 24

    Accountants and auditors

    # Employed: 1,072,490
  25. 25

    Secondary school teachers

    # Employed: 1,053,140

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