Top 5 Blue Collar Jobs (by job opening) – October 2020

In August and September 2020, multiple reports came out indicating a deep need for blue-collar workers – even amid the pandemic. The need for hands-on workers is there, as many blue-collar jobs are recession-proof. Thus, these positions continue to provide excellent stability, compensation, and a life of happiness!

As of October 15th, had 456,270 blue-collar jobs listed, with over 30,000 posted within the last week. The five jobs with the most openings available are:

  1. Mechanic (72,197 jobs available)
  2. Security Guard (47,654 jobs available)
  3. HVAC (37,393 jobs available)
  4. General Labor (21,713 jobs available)
  5. Housekeeper (14,565 jobs available)

Let’s break down these jobs and what they may entail.

There are many types of mechanics. Automotive, fleet, maintenance, diesel, and industrial are just a few of the types of mechanic jobs available. Car lovers, take note! There may be a great opportunity here for you to work with your hands doing a job you might love.

A security guard position sounds pretty straightforward. But have you stopped to consider the various places you might work? A college campus, a mall, a high-end apartment complex, zoos, distribution centers, office buildings, stores … The list of options is endless.

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. These jobs are always in demand all over the country. Think about it– People from Florida to California need air conditioning. People from New Hampshire to Washington need heat. And everyone in the middle likely needs a combination of both! 

General labor is a blanket term that applies to a variety of positions. I’ll give you a few examples: Forklift operators, warehouse workers, production assemblers. But “general labor” could also mean custodial positions, drivers, and maintenance workers. 

Housekeeper positions also span different sectors. You could work in a hotel, a senior center, or for a private residence. There are so many options, but you can trust that you’ll be working with your hands and doing meaningful work.

Here’s the thing: Many of the jobs listed above, as well as other blue-collar jobs, are available around the country. As seen from that big number of available jobs above, there is no shortage of blue-collar jobs. These jobs also range from part-time to full-time. It just depends on what is available and what specific industry you choose to work in. 

And thinking beyond these 5 fields, in my book, Blue Collar Cash, you’ll see I discuss the laws of supply and demand. It’s no doubt these 5 fields, among others in the Blue Collar world, are in very high demand, just look at the numbers! Simply put, I’m sure you’ll be able to find a job you’re passionate about. Not only that, but dedicate yourself to the field of your choosing and you’ll surely have a lucrative career.

If you’re interested in learning more about blue-collar jobs and related topics, grab a copy of Blue Collar Cash.