Most In-Demand Careers with an Associate's Degree

Associate's degree holders may be wondering about the most in-demand careers they can pursue. Retail Salespersons rank as the most sought-after career, with 65,413 job openings annually, followed by Registered Nurses with 62,910 openings and Fast Food and Counter Workers with 61,667 openings. Learn more about these potential careers and others, below!


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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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