Top 10 Competitive Careers

As graduation draws near, college seniors adjust to searching for jobs along with the fierce competition. However, some careers are not as competitive as others. And yes, some careers are highly competitive to get hired. Some of these jobs are based on the data from Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

10. Retail-Sales Ass./Manager 

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A lot of teenagers and college students get retail part-time jobs during school. Getting a position as a manager in retail is more demanding then part time work. 

9. Education

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There are not as many teaching positions after graduation in today’s job market. Students might have to take part time positions after they graduate.  

8. Professional Athlete

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Obvious not everyone can become a professional athlete. Did you know that you have a better chance of writing a New York Times bestseller than becoming an athlete.

7. Music Teacher/Composer 

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Two facts about studying music in college: 1. You will be unemployed forever. 2. You will go into teaching and hope to God it was worth it. I’ll tell you right now if it was worth studying, no.

6. Journalism  

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In the fast-paced world with networking, social media, 24/7 access to everything, becoming a journalist is 10 times more competitive than before. 

5. Graphic Designer 

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When I was a senior in high school I wanted to study graphic design in college. Then I found out how competitive it was and opted out. 

4. YouTubers

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They get paid to upload videos onto . However, the demand for constant video uploads is non-stop. Plus you would have to know how to edit your video after you’re done filming. 

3. Astronaut 



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This career is the most risky one on my list. Only 10 astronauts are hired every year, and the chances of becoming one are about 300 to 1. However, with the rapid growth of the population the chances that you will become an astronaut is around 12 million to 1. 

2. Dancer/Choreographer 

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Anyone can dance, but few can dance to the song’s beat. Choreography is actually the number one most competitive career on O*NET’s work level chart.

1.  Computer Network/Engineer 

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Computers have been on the rise and still continuing to improve and advance as technology moves further into the future. 



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