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Top 10 Occupations by Education Level

Different occupations need different types of training. Some require only on-the-job training, while others require an advanced degree. The jobs listed below are projected to be the top growing occupations by education level through 2022.

Based on State of Arkansas’ 2020-2022 Short-term Occupational Projections Net Growth

High School or Less

Insurance Sales Agents
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and
Customer Service Representatives
Stockers and Order Fillers

Associate Degree or Vocational Training

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Medical Assistants
Dental Assistants
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Computer User Support
Respiratory Therapists
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Dental Hygienists

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Medical and Health Services Managers
Nurse Practitioners
Financial Managers
General and Operations Managers
Software Developers and
Software Quality Assurance
Analysts and Testers
Accountants and Auditors
Management Analysts
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations
Specialists, All Other
Registered Nurses