10/06/2010 12:34 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Most Popular Jobs In America (PHOTOS)

By Kaitlin Madden, The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,000 to more than $110,000. Some don't require workers to graduate high school, while others require a master's degree or higher. The reason they all appear here? They are the most popular jobs in America.

(For a list of the least common jobs in America click here.)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following 15 jobs account for more than 25 percent of total U.S. employment. For comparison purposes, the largest job -- retail sales -- employs 4,209,500 people, or 3.2 percent of the total American workforce. By contrast, there are a mere the 660 people employed as prosthodontists, 1,170 who work as geographers and 870 radio operators nationally.

So what are these mega-professions?

According to the BLS, the following are America's most-popular jobs. And for loads more information on jobs, be sure to check out

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