Top 10 Occupations by Education Level, Career Watch 2018

Different occupations need different types of training. Some require only on-the-job training, while others require an advanced degree. The jobs listed below are projected to be the top growing occupations by education level through 2019.

Based on State of Arkansas’ 2017-2019 Short-term Occupational Projections Net Growth

High School or Less
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Personal Care Aides
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Waiters and Waitresses
Cooks, Restaurant
Childcare Workers
Customer Service Representatives
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Except Technical & Scientific Products


Associate Degree or Vocational Training

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Nursing Assistants
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Teacher Assistants
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Medical Assistants
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Computer User Support Specialists

Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Registered Nurses
General and Operations Managers
Accountants and Auditors
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Medical and Health Services Managers
Management Analysts
Financial Managers