Top 10 Occupations by Education Level

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 2020.

Based on State of Arkansas’ 2018-2020 Short-term Occupational Projections Net Growth

High School or Less
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Personal Care Aides
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Helpers - Production Workers
Customer Service Representatives
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Office Clerks, General
Associate Degree or Vocational Training

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

Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Registered Nurses
General and Operations Managers
Management Analysts
Accountants and Auditors
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Financial Managers
Software Developers, Applications
Medical and Health Services Managers
Physical Therapists