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Top 50 RI Occupations by Total Openings 2012-2022

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The top fifty occupations with the greatest number of total openings represent numerous opportunities for finding employment in the years ahead. It is projected that during the 2012-2022 projection period, employers will need to fill nearly 170,000 jobs resulting from employee turnover and economic growth. These occupations will account for more than half of all job openings projected for Rhode Island.
 

Occupational Title

Total
Openings
Education Requirements   Work Experience Job Training
Total, All Occupations 169,748  
Retail Salespersons 6,834 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Waiters & Waitresses 5,353 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,268 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Cashiers 5,191 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Registered Nurses 4,125 Associate's degree None None
Nursing Assistants 3,883 Postsecondary non-degree award None None
Customer Service Representatives 3,274 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, & Coffee Shop 2,313 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Office Clerks, General 2,233 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 2,159 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 2,080 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers 1,968 High school diploma or equivalent Less than 5 years None
Home Health Aides 1,955 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Personal Care Aides 1,935 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 1,880 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
General & Operations Managers 1,761 Bachelor's degree Less than 5 years None
Childcare Workers 1,708 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Dishwashers 1,679 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Accountants & Auditors 1,663 Bachelor's degree None None
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 1,644 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 1,596 High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers 1,518 High school diploma or equivalent Less than 5 years None
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive 1,510 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Cooks, Restaurant 1,488 Less than high school Less than 5 years Moderate-term on-the-job training
Carpenters 1,469 High school diploma or equivalent None Apprenticeship
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,435 High school diploma or equivalent Less than 5 years None
Bartenders 1,333 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 1,292 High school diploma or equivalent None Long-term on-the-job training
Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers 1,282 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop 1,251 Less than high school None None
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 1,248 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special & Career/Technical Education 1,226 Bachelor's degree None Internship/residency
Receptionists & Information Clerks 1,178 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Management Analysts 1,172 Bachelor's degree Less than 5 years None
Teacher Assistants 1,166 Some college, no degree None None
Team Assemblers 1,153 High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
Social & Human Service Assistants 1,097 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Except Technical & Scientific Products 1,097 High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
Medical Secretaries 1,047 High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
Construction Laborers 1,005 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 976 Bachelor's degree None Internship/residency
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics 931 High school diploma or equivalent None Long-term on-the-job training
Packers & Packagers, Hand 912 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Tellers 908 High school diploma or equivalent None Short-term on-the-job training
Financial Managers 883 Bachelor's degree 5 years or more None
Food Preparation Workers 864 Less than high school None Short-term on-the-job training
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists 859 Postsecondary non-degree award None None
Electricians 804 High school diploma or equivalent None Apprenticeship
Software Developers, Systems Software 788 Bachelor's degree None None
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 782 Postsecondary non-degree award None Short-term on-the-job training

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