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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 specialist... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Business operations specialists # Employed: 993,980

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Home health aides is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Home health aides # Employed: 982,840

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Team assemblers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Team assemblers # Employed: 928,170

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Restaurant Cooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Restaurant Cooks # Employed: 901,310

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Maids and housekeeping cleaner... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Maids and housekeeping cleaners # Employed: 865,960

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Landscaping and groundskeeping... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers # Employed: 829,350

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Food preparation workers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Food preparation workers # Employed: 802,650

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Light truck or delivery servic... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Light truck or delivery service drivers # Employed: 780,260

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Construction laborers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Construction laborers # Employed: 777,700

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First-line supervisors of food... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers # Employed: 773,400

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Licensed practical and license... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses # Employed: 730,290

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Shipping, receiving, and traff... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks # Employed: 687,850

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Personal care aides is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Personal care aides # Employed: 686,030

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Packers and packagers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Packers and packagers # Employed: 676,870

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Middle school teachers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Middle school teachers # Employed: 655,090

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Police and sheriff's patrol of... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Police and sheriff's patrol officers # Employed: 644,300

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Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Carpenters # Employed: 620,410

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Childcare workers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Childcare workers # Employed: 611,280

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Automotive service technicians... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Automotive service technicians and mechanics # Employed: 587,510

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Computer support specialists is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Computer support specialists # Employed: 579,270

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Lawyers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Lawyers # Employed: 561,350

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Tellers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Tellers # Employed: 556,310

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First-line supervisors of prod... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers # Employed: 555,260