Top 25 Most Common Jobs Posted Online

Registered Nurse holds the number 1 spot of the top 25 demanded job titles, meaning it’s the most advertised job opening. This is according to data from WANTED Analytics, which maintains a database of over 1 billion job ads spanning 10 years and 11,000 occupational categories. Administrative Assistant moved towards the top of the list, surpassing Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist, which previously held top slots. However, three healthcare positions are still among the top 5 most in-demand job titles. 

Owner Operator has risen in demand since WANTED Analytics last reported these findings in April 2013. Previously, this job title occupied the 27th spot on the list. Now, it ranks 9th. Employers are searching for Owner Operators to transport items under contract. Interestingly, while Owner Operator has grown, Driver and Truck Driver are no longer among the most frequently advertised job titles. Yet, Delivery Driver and a title with a CDL specification, Class A CDL Truck Driver, are listed. The latter title wasn't on the 2013 list. Employers may be using the job title to stress the importance of this requirement for the position.

Cashier climbed the list from the 35th spot to the 10th. Speech Language Pathologist is also more in demand than it was 2 years ago. Merchandiser had disappeared from the top titles in 2013, but now’s it back at number 17. 

Common Job Titles Posted Online 
1. Registered Nurse
2. Administrative Assistant
3. Physical Therapist
4. Teller
5. Occupational Therapist
6. Sales Associate
7. Store Manager
8. Customer Service Representative
9. Owner Operator
10. Cashier
11. Retail Sales Associate
12. Speech Language Pathologist
13. Account Manager
14. Account Executive
15. Assistant Manager
16. Business Analyst
17. Merchandiser
18. General Manager
19. Cook
20. Nurse
21. Delivery Driver
22. Class A CDL Truck Driver
23. Project Manager
24. Restaurant Manager
25. Sales Manager

Do you think Registered Nurse will continue to hold the top spot? What other changes do you expect to see in the future?

This article originally appeared on Analysis, a WANTED Analytics blog. 


Ashley Zito Rowe writes for the WANTED Analytics blog, Analysis, and her wine blog, NJ Wine with Me. Ashley’s articles and insight have been featured on or cited by Forbes,, ERE, American Staffing Association,, GetOutsideNJ, and Hometown Quarterly. She is also a Senior Marketing Manager for WANTED Analytics. When Ashley isn’t researching hiring trends or drinking NJ wines, she’s likely to be adventuring somewhere in NJ, painting something, or watching Disney movies.

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