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Occupations with the Most Job Openings in Washington, DC

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What kinds of jobs have the most opportunities in the Washington, DC area? The region has a diversified population with all kinds of job opportunities in a wide range of fields from high-tech engineering to corporate law to retail to health care to hospitality jobs.

So which jobs have the most openings? Here you will find two lists of occupations with the most job openings in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The first list includes all types of jobs regardless of education level or job experience. The second list includes only those occupations that require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

This information was compiled from 2006 census data by America's Career InfoNet. The data includes projections for the 2006-2016 time period.

Overall Occupations with the most job openings in Washington, DC

1 - Lawyers
2 – General and operations managers
3 - Waiters and waitresses
4 - Janitors and cleaners (not including maids and housekeepers)
5 - Office clerks
6 - Post-secondary teachers
7 - Security guards
8 - Management analysts
9 - Accountants and auditors
10 - Cashiers
11 - Customer service representativers
12 - Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
13 - Retail salespersons
14 - Writers and authors
15 - Computer software engineers, applications

Occupations with the most job openings in Washington, DC that require a bachelor’s degree or higher

1 – Lawyers
2 - General and operations managers
3 - Postsecondary teachers
4 - Management analysts
5 - Accountants and auditors
6 - Writers and authors
7 - Computer software engineers, applications
8 - Public relations specialists
9 - Computer systems analysts
10 - Elementary school teachers, except special education
11 - Network and computer systems administrators
12 - Administrative services managers
13 - Economists
14 - Network systems and data communications analysts
15 – Editors

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