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The 10-most in-demand jobs today (according to job listings data)

8 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts

If you're a Pharmacy Technician, good news: you're in demand. Of all the job listings we track (for 4,500 of the world's most interesting companies in tech, finance, retail, and manufacturing), the most common job listing is for "Pharmacy Technician". Of the hundreds of thousands of job listings, there were 9,045 listings with this exact phrasing and spelling.

Title

Openings

Pharmacy Technician

9,045

Retail Store Associate

8,264

Shift Supervisor Management Trainee

7,145

Shift Supervisor (Part-Time)

5,784

Retail Sales Associate (Part-Time)

5,783

Shift Supervisor (Full-Time)

5,782

Senior Retail Sales Associate (Full-Time)

5,775

Cook

5,419

Auto Parts Delivery Driver (Part-Time)

4,831

Auto Parts Delivery Driver (Full-Time)

4,822

While our index of 4,500 companies is certainly not exhaustive, it is representative of companies that are actively hiring, being traded, or are on the track to IPO. As such, these most-common job listings provide a curious and — in our opinion — fascinating look at what positions are needed the most right now.

With 8,264 openings, the generic-sounding "Retail Store Associate" is the second-most in demand position right now. These front-line positions for the retail outlets of the world aren't glamorous, but they're plentiful.

Coming in third is "Shift Supervisor Management Trainee". Many of these 7,145 positions are listed by pharmacies and convenience stores like CVS. They typically make $23,000 per year in salary. But, hey, it's a start.

The top-10 list is peppered by several part-time positions like Shift Supervisor and more Retail Sales Associates, along with full-time Cook positions and Auto Parts Delivery Drivers.

When solving for full-time positions, the top-10 list opens up a bit as below.

Title

Openings

Pharmacy Technician

9,045

Retail Store Associate

8,264

Shift Supervisor Management Trainee

7,145

Shift Supervisor (Full-Time)

5,782

Senior Retail Sales Associate (Full-Time)

5,775

Cook

5,419

Auto Parts Delivery Driver (Full-Time)

4,822

Assistant Manager

4,564

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE

4,175

Assistant Store Manager

3,902

If we can glean anything from these lists it's that the most plentiful jobs tend to be entry-level positions. While differrent spelling and HR taxonomies no-doubt make these lists somewhat anecdotal, they at least provide a picture of what positions are being posted the most at online careers sites.

The full list can be found here.

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Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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