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. In recent years, the nation's capital has become one of the best cities in the nation for career advancement. 

So which jobs have the most openings?

Here you will find three 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.  The third list includes only those occupations that require a masters degree or higher. Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement. 

This information was compiled from 2014 census data by America's Career InfoNet. The data includes projections for the 2014-2024 time period.

Overall Occupations with the most job openings in Washington, DC

1 - Lawyers
2 – General and Operations Managers
3 - Management Analysts
4 - Accountants and Auditors
5 - Registered Nurses
6 - Office Clerks
7 - Public Relations Specialists
8 - Security Guards
9 - Economists
10 - Customer Service Representatives
11 - FInancial Managers
12 - Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
13 - Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers
14 - Human Resources Specialists
15 - Paralegal and Legal Assistants
16 -  Maintenance and Repair Workers
17 - Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
18 - Social Science Research Assistants
19 - Computer System Analysts
20 - First Line Supervisors of Food Preparation
21 - Pubic Relations and Fundraising Managers
22 - Receptionists and Information Clerks
23 - Computer User Support Specialists
24 - Editors
25 - First Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

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

1 – General and Operations Managers
2 - Management Analysts
3 - Accountants and Auditors
4 - Registered Nurses
5 - Public Relations Specialists 
6 - Financial Managers
7 - Human Resources Speciailists
8 - Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
9 - Social Science Research Assitants
10 - Computer Systems Analysts
11 - Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
12 - Editors
13 - Financial Analysts
14 - Reporters and Correspondents
15 – Software Developers, Applications
16 - Compliance Officers
17 - Elementary School Teachers
18 - Network and Computer Systems Administrators
19 - Purchasing Agents
20 - Software Developers
21 - Architectural and Engineering Managers
22 - Computer and Information Systems Managers
23- Medical and Health Services Managers
24 - Secondary School Teachers
25 - Budget Analysts

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

1 -  Lawyers
2 - Economists
3 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary
4 - Statisticians
5 - Business Teachers, Postsecondary
6 - Educations Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
7 - Law Teachers. Postsecondary
8 - Education, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors
9 - Internists
10 - Medical Scientists
11 - Medical Health Counselors
12 - Physical Therapists
13 - Political Science Teachers
14 - Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
15 - Instructional Coordiators
16 - Librarians
17 - Nurse Practitioners
18 - Occupational Therapists
19 - Rehabilitation Counselors
20 - Art, Drama and Music Teachers
21 - Computer and Information Research Scientists
22 - Healthcare Social Workers
23 - Pharmacists
24 - Physician Assistants
25 - Political Scientists

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State Data Source: District of Columbia, Department of Employment Services