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The statistics from the CEB TalentNeuronTM tool were examined by our Monster Intelligence team, and the 50 occupations that have been recruited for the most often in the United States in 2016 were determined. The list contains occupations from every industry and in every area; it also has the top 10 most prevalent positions in each of the following employment fields: engineering, finance, healthcare, hospitality, and technology.


50 of the Most Popular Jobs in the United States


  1. Truck Drivers Operating Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Vehicles
  2. Registered Nurses
  3. First-Line Supervisors of Employees Working in Retail Sales Positions
  4. Retail Salespersons
  5. Developers of Software, Applications, etc.
  6. Representatives of the Customer Service Department
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. First-Line Supervisors of Workers Responsible for Food Preparation and Serving
  9. Supervisors on the Front Lines of Office and Administrative Support Staff
  10. Professionals Who Help People Who Use Computers
  11. Analysts of Computer and Information Systems
  12. Administrators of Computer Networks and Operating Systems
  13. Web Developers
  14. Analysts of Management Systems
  15. Directors of Medical and Health Service Operations
  16. Accountants
  17. Managers of Projects Concerning Information Technology
  18. Sales Managers
  19. Engineers in Industry (Industrial)
  20. Administrative Assistants to the Executives and Secretaries to the Executives
  21. Representatives of Sales, Wholesale and Manufacturing, With the Exception of Technical and Scientific Goods and Services
  22. Workers in Charge of Maintenance and Repairs, General
  23. Assistants in Social and Human Services Positions
  24. Entrepreneurs Wanted – Business Opportunities
  25. Workers who are the first level of supervision over production and operating employees
  26. Assistants to Registered Nurses
  27. Workers Involved in Both the Preparation and Serving of Food, Including Those in the Fast Food Industry
  28. Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  29. Managers of General Affairs and Operations
  30. Clerks who work in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing
  31. Managers, Other Categories
  32. Managers of the Financial Operations of Each Department or Branche
  33. Insurance Sales Agents
  34. Sales Representatives, Wholesalers and Manufacturers, Manufacturers of Scientific and Technical Goods and Services
  35. Representatives of the Sale, Services, and Everything Else
  36. Sales Agents, Financial Services
  37. Critical Care Nurses
  38. Cashiers
  39. Engineers and Architects Working with Computer Systems
  40. Professionals in the fields of Market Research Analysis and Marketing
  41. Therapists in Physical Therapy
  42. Medical Assistants
  43. First-Line Supervisors of Employees in Departments Other Than Retail Sales
  44. Engineers and Testers Specializing in Software Quality Assurance
  45. Supervisors on the Front Line of Operations for Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  46. Analysts in Information Security Positions
  47. Medical Secretaries
  48. Staff Members Who Handle Freight, Stock, and Material, Along With Laborers
  49. Guards of Protection
  50. General Practitioners and Family Physicians


In the next section, we have also included a list of the top ten occupations that can be found in the following industries: engineering, finance, healthcare, hospitality, technology, and transportation.


The Top 10 Most Common Jobs in the U.S.


Engineering:

  1. Engineers in Industry (Industrial)
  2. Engineers Specializing in Mechanical Operations
  3. Engineers in Electrical Fields
  4. Those Who Work in Civil Engineering
  5. Managers of the Architectural and Engineering Departments
  6. Engineers in Electronics, With the Exception of Computer
  7. Technicians in the Electronics Engineering Field
  8. Technicians in Industrial Engineering Positions
  9. Professionals in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
  10. Engineers Who Work in Aerospace


Finance:

  1. Analysts of Management Systems
  2. Accountants
  3. Managers of the Financial Operations of Each Department or Branche
  4. Sales Agents, Financial Services
  5. Officers Responsible for Loans
  6. Auditors
  7. Analysts of the Financial Market
  8. Directors of Finance and Accounting
  9. Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Working in the Insurance Industry
  10. Personal Financial Advisors


Healthcare:

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Directors of Medical and Health Service Operations
  3. Assistants to Registered Nurses
  4. Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  5. Critical Care Nurses
  6. Therapists in Physical Therapy
  7. Medical Assistants
  8. Medical Secretaries
  9. General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  10. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists


Hospitality:

  1. First-Line Supervisors of Workers Responsible for Food Preparation and Serving
  2. Workers Involved in Both the Preparation and Serving of Food, Including Those in the Fast Food Industry
  3. Managers of the Food Service
  4. Housekeepers, including Maids and Cleaners
  5. Those Responsible for Cleaning and Janitorial Work, With the Exception of Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  6. Cooks, Restaurant
  7. Attendants working behind the counter
  8. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  9. Workers in the Food Preparation Industry
  10. Dishwashers


Technology:

  1. Developers of Software, Applications, etc.
  2. Professionals Who Help People Who Use Computers
  3. Analysts of Computer and Information Systems
  4. Administrators of Computer Networks and Operating Systems
  5. Web Developers
  6. Managers of Projects Concerning Information Technology
  7. Engineers and Architects Working with Computer Systems
  8. Engineers and Testers Specializing in Software Quality Assurance
  9. Analysts in Information Security Positions
  10. Programmers working with computers


Transportation:

  1. Truck Drivers Operating Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Vehicles
  2. Staff Members Who Handle Freight, Stock, and Material, Along With Laborers
  3. Supervisors on the Front Line of Operations in the Transportation, Material-Moving Machine, and Vehicle Industries
  4. Drivers of light trucks or drivers for delivery services
  5. Driver/Sales Workers
  6. Purchasing Agents, With the Exclusion of Wholesale, Retail, and Agricultural Goods
  7. Analysts in Operations Research Positions
  8. Purchasing Managers
  9. Operators of Industrial Vehicles Such as Trucks and Tractors
  10. Logisticians

The findings are based on an examination of more than 52 million online jobs that were accessible and were reported by the TalentNeuron program during the months of January and July of 2016.

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