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. Fast Food and Counter Workers rank as the most sought-after career, with 65,977 job openings annually, followed by Registered Nurses with 54,849 openings and Retail Salespersons with 53,499 openings. Learn more about these potential careers and others, below!


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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 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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