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Associate Degree job openings - Experts' 10 Ten for 2008-2018 - Part 3

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following occupations will have the most job openings between 2008 and 2018.

Part 1 listed the Top Ten job openings for a Graduate Degree.

Part 2 listed the Top Ten job openings for a Bachelor's Degree.


Listed below are the top 10 occupations that experts agree are the jobs that will have the most openings for the level of an Associate's Degree or Post Secondary Award Certificate

Total Job Openings for Associate Degree or Post Secondary Award Certificates - 2008 through 2018

1,039,000 job openings for Registered Nurses

422,000 job openings for Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants

391,000 job openings for licensed practical and vocational nurses

235,000 job openings for computer support specialists

220,000 job openings for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists

182,000 job openings for automotive service technicians & mechanics

178,000 job openings for preschool teachers except special education

153,000 job openings for insurance sales agents

136,000 job openings for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians

128,000 job openings for real estate sales agents

Marie Coppola March 2011

Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics; College Board

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