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Top 10 Occupations by Education Level - Arkansas

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Introduction

For years we have been asked, "What are the top 10 occupations for someone with a certain level of education?" The following information was compiled by the Labor Market Information section of the Department of Workforce Services to help answer this question. For each education level (High School Diploma or Less, Associate Degree / Post Secondary Training, Bachelor's Degree or Higher), we have listed Arkansas' top 10 occupations according to the projected number of annual job openings. Job opening information was obtained from the 2015-2017 Short-Term Projections.

High School Diploma or Less

1.

Retail Salespersons

2.

Cashiers

3.

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

4.

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

5.

Waiters and Waitresses

6.

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

7.

Office Clerks, General

8.

Customer Service Representatives

9.

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

10.

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Associate Degree / Post Secondary Training

1.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

2.

Nursing Assistants

3.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

4.

Teacher Assistants

5.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

6.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

7.

Medical Assistants

8.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

9.

Firefighters

10.

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

 

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

1.

Registered Nurses

2.

General and Operations Managers

3.

Accountants and Auditors

4.

Clergy

5.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

6.

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

7.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

8.

Managers, All Other

9.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

10.

Sales Managers