In celebration of Independence Day, global job search engine Adzuna conducted an analysis of patriotic jobs available across the United States, highlighting professions responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the country. The analysis identified truck drivers, nurse practitioners, construction workers and teachers as the top four high opportunity fields, making up 90 percent of patriotic jobs available today.
The research analyzed almost 3.5M jobs currently advertised on Adzuna.com to identify the volume, sector and location of roles within public service. The analysis found 1,560,716 open patriotic roles advertised in the US, with top vacancies in California, Texas, Illinois and Virginia, with average salaries ranging from $42,675 to $104,675.Saluting the Public Servants that Keep the Country Running
Truck drivers are responsible for the transportation of goods that keep the country functioning, including medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, food, fuel and construction materials to name a few. Unfortunately, according to the US Department of Labor, driving a truck is the deadliest occupation in the US. This, coupled with low average salary rates, provides insight into the growing skills shortage in the industry and could explain why truck driving is at the top of the list for positions with the most available job vacancies.
First responders that provide medical and protective services for citizens, including nurse practitioners, emergency medical service professionals, police officers and firefighters, make up around 25 percent of the patriotic jobs available in the US. Texas, Illinois and Florida make up the top states with the most vacancies in the field.
Construction workers are tasked with the daunting responsibility of repairing and growing the country’s infrastructure at a federal, state and local level. The country depends on working roadways, transportation systems, air and sea ports and freight rails, and as the government plans to invest heavily in rebuilding infrastructure, the country will rely heavily on construction workers to lead the execution of government initiatives.
The future of America depends on the success of the next generation of citizens. Educators across the country are responsible for setting kids up for success, yet they’re facing an uphill battle. As the government proposes budget cuts to the education department, teachers are having to get creative and resourceful as access to important supplies taper off. Low average salary rates are another hurdle faced by the industry which contributes to the skills shortage crisis faced within education.
Lily Valentin, US Country Manager at Adzuna commented: “Many patriotic positions entail thankless responsibilities that work toward the benefit and greater good of the country, oftentimes at the expense of workers’ health, well-being or work-life balance. This includes positions in healthcare, agriculture, construction, education and environmental services. We depend on these professions to provide us with clean water, nourishment, enduring public infrastructure and protection from a range of threats and disasters. With the fourth of July upon us, we salute the unsung heroes that work tirelessly to maintain and advance our country, especially those that stick around in the face of low wages and disappearing resources.”