Hottest Careers for College Graduates in 2018

Jobs for the class of 2018

Occupations with the Most Job Openings: Graduate Degree

OccupationTotal Job Openings 2008–2018
Postsecondary teachers553,000
Doctors and surgeons261,000
Clergy (Imams, Nuns and Monks, Priests, Protestant Ministers, Rabbis)218,000
Educational, vocational, and school counselors94,000
Physical therapists79,000
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists66,000
Mental health and substance abuse social workers61,000
Instructional coordinators61,000

Occupations with the Most Job Openings: Bachelor's Degree
OccupationTotal Job Openings 2008-2018
Elementary school teachers, except special education597,000
Accountants and auditors498,000
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education412,000
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education251,000
Computer systems analysts223,000
Computer software engineers, applications218,000
Network systems and data communications analysts208,000
Computer software engineers, systems software153,000
Construction managers138,000
Market research analysts137,000

Occupations with the Most Jobs Openings: Associate's Degree or Postsecondary Vocational Award
OccupationTotal Job Openings 2008-2018
Registered nurses1,039,000
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants422,000
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses391,000
Computer support specialists235,000
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists220,000
Automotive service technicians and mechanics182,000
Preschool teachers, except special education178,000
Insurance sales agents153,000
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians136,000
Real estate sales agents128,000

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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