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The Most Common Jobs in America 

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Updated July 31, 2020 428.2k views 778 items

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.

On December 5th, 2016, Amazon revealed they will be launching a new grocery store called Amazon Go that will eliminate the need for cashiers. Given that cashiers are the second most common job in America, what does that mean for the future of that profession?
 

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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 preparatio... 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 represe... 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... 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 administ... 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 f... 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 ma... 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,... 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 teache... 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-traile... 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... 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 manufactur... 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 o... 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 ... 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 w... 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 o... 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 an... 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 teacher... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Common Jobs in America
Secondary school teachers
# Employed: 1,053,140