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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 2016-2018 Short-Term Projections.

High School Diploma or Less

1.

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

2.

Retail Salespersons

3.

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

4.

Cashiers

5.

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

6.

Personal Care Aides

7.

Waiters and Waitresses

8.

Offices Clerks, General

9.

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

10.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Associate Degree / Post Secondary Training

1.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

2.

Nursing Assistants

3.

Teacher Assistants

4.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

5.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

6.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

7.

Medical Assistants

8.

Computer User Support Specialists

9.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

10.

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

 

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

1.

Registered Nurses

2.

General and Operations Managers

3.

Clergy

4.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

5.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

6.

Accountants and Auditors

7.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

8.

Computer Systems Analysts

9.

Management Analysts

10.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists