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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 2023.

Based on State of Arkansas’ 2021-2023 Short-term Occupational Projections Net Growth

High School or Less

Stockers and Order Fillers
Insurance Sales Agents
Retail Salespersons
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Cooks, Restaurant
Customer Service Representatives
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Associate Degree or Vocational Training

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Medical Assistants
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Physical Therapist Assistants
Computer User Support Specialists
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Dental Assistants

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

General and Operations Managers
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
Registered Nurses
Medical and Health Services Managers
Accountants and Auditors
Management Analysts
Nurse Practitioners
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term