Connecticut residents seeking work might want to consider a job as a retail salesperson, operations manager or customer-service representative. Those are among occupations in the state with the greatest number of positions, according to the Department of Labor’s Office of Research. The top-rated job, retail salesperson, boasts more than 50,000 positions, and maintains 1,936 job openings each year, according to DOL. The average annual wage is $27,453. Annual pay is much higher for accountants and auditors: $75,185. However, there are far fewer yearly job openings in this field, 528. State residents might want to reconsider starting a career in fields in which the number of jobs is expected to decline. This category includes U.S. Postal Service workers, word processors and typists, and architectural and civil drafters. For more information visit the DOL website at