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Study for a job field with the most openings

Can’t decide on a field of study? How about studying a field with plentiful jobs?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks careers, salaries and trends in the workforce. The bureau can also track what fields are hiring more employees and which are cutting manpower numbers.

For students earning associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, surprisingly, is not one overwhelming, clear leader in employment for 2018.

Every degree field runs the gamut of health services, teachers, tech work, teachers and even clery.

Check out the lists below for where the most jobs are expected to be in 2018:

Occupations with the Most Jobs Openings: Associate's Degree or Postsecondary Vocational Award

Registered nurses

Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Computer support specialists

Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Preschool teachers, except special education

Insurance sales agents

Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians

Real estate sales agents

Occupations with the Most Job Openings: Bachelor's Degree

Elementary school teachers, except special education

Accountants and auditors

Secondary school teachers, except special needs and vocational

Middle school teachers, except special needs and vocational

Computer systems analysts

Computer software engineers, applications

Network systems and data communications analysts

Computer software engineers, systems software

Construction managers

Market research analysts

Occupations with the Most Job Openings: Graduate Degree

Post-secondary teachers

Doctors and surgeons




Educational, vocational and school counselors

Physical therapists

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

Instructional coordinators

 Want to learn more about these individual careers, how many jobs the bureau projects will be available across the U.S. and where? Visit

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