DENVER (Stacker) — The 10 largest occupations in America employ 30.5 million workers, representing 21% of all workers. Keeping America’s economy moving would be impossible without office workers, package handlers, food prep workers, and truck drivers. And what would the sick do without the millions of hospital workers, nurses, and home health aides?
Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in Denver using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by total employment as of May 2020. While much has changed during the coronavirus pandemic, the jobs featured here give a holistic view at the most popular industries in your area and how many jobs are supported.
Keep reading to see which jobs in Denver are the most common.
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#50. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO– Employment: 4,570 (3.139 per 1,000 jobs)– Annual mean salary: $41,790 (#14 highest pay among all metros)National– Employment: 302,410 (2.174 per 1,000 jobs)– Annual mean salary: $32,740– Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award– Metros with highest average pay:— Worcester, MA-CT ($50,580)— New Bedford, MA ($48,390)— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($47,470)– Job description: Provide beauty services, such as cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May shampoo hair, apply makeup, dress wigs, remove hair, and provide nail and skincare services.
#49. Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO– Employment: 4,640 (3.182 per 1,000 jobs)– Annual mean salary: $55,010 (#84 highest pay among all metros)National– Employment: 293,620 (2.111 per 1,000 jobs)– Annual mean salary: $51,550– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree– Metros with highest average pay:— Enid, OK ($98,370)— Reno, NV ($86,670)— Lewiston, ID-WA ($71 …