What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

15,222,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

277,542

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Personal care aides 2,016,100 $23,100 38.6%
Childcare workers 1,216,600 $22,290 6.9%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 617,300 $24,850 13%
Social and human service assistants 389,800 $33,120 16.4%
Child, family, and school social workers 317,600 $44,380 14.2%
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 299,200 $39,210 10.1%
First-line supervisors of personal service workers 276,100 $37,450 14.6%
Clergy 243,900 $47,100 8.2%
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 220,100 $22,370 -0.2%
Healthcare social workers 176,500 $54,870 20.1%
Massage therapists 160,300 $39,990 26.3%
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 147,500 $75,090 14.3%
Social and community service managers 147,300 $64,100 18%
Directors, religious activities and education 147,100 $38,980 7.1%
Manicurists and pedicurists 126,300 $23,230 13.2%
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 123,900 $43,250 19.3%
Rehabilitation counselors 119,300 $34,860 12.7%
Residential advisors 118,800 $26,830 12.9%
Community and social service specialists, all other 100,300 $41,570 13.2%
Personal care and service workers, all other 88,900 $25,900 7.9%
Social workers, all other 64,000 $61,980 8.3%
Skincare specialists 61,300 $30,080 13.8%
Health educators 61,000 $53,940 14.5%
Community health workers 57,500 $38,370 18.1%
Barbers 56,400 $25,650 13.4%
Religious workers, all other 53,200 $29,310 7.7%
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 45,000 $22,440 -6.7%
Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers 44,300 $28,600 -10.1%
Marriage and family therapists 41,500 $48,790 23.4%
Credit counselors 38,300 $44,710 13.8%
Funeral attendants 36,100 $25,050 2.7%
Counselors, all other 31,800 $43,370 14.3%
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors 28,700 $51,850 3.9%
Funeral service managers 25,700 $78,040 6.8%
Shampooers 21,200 $20,320 13.4%
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants 18,600 $22,830 8.7%
Psychologists, all other 17,400 $97,740 10.5%
Embalmers 3,700 $42,780 -0.8%
Industrial-organizational psychologists 1,700 $87,100 8.4%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (National) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Hair Stylist / Cosmetologist / Barber License License Very Oversupplied 0 10,695
TSFA Knowledge Based Certification CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 1,732
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Broad Field Family and Consumer Sciences CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 1,552
TSFA Level I High School Floral Design Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 1,094
Kentucky Commonwealth Child Care Credential Certification Very Oversupplied 0 1,079
Ohio Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Certification Very Oversupplied 2 850
Career Essentials - Cosmetology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 723
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Cosmetology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 610
Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff certificate Certification Very Oversupplied 0 523
S/P2 - Culinary Certification Very Oversupplied 0 479
Florida Introductory Child Care Training Certification Very Oversupplied 68 451
Oklahoma CareerTech - FACS Basics A CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 446
Oklahoma CareerTech - Entry Level Child Care Training CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 431
S/P2 - Cosmetology Certification Very Oversupplied 0 428
Oklahoma CareerTech - FACS Basics B CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 423
Manicurist License License Very Oversupplied 0 280
Certified Front Desk Representative Certification Very Oversupplied 9 229
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Family & Community Services CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 192
Florida Child Care Staff Credential License Very Oversupplied 0 187
Esthetician License License Very Oversupplied 0 177
Wisconsin Child Care Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 142
South Carolina Paid Feeding Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 90
Barbicide - Infection Control Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 88
NASM Certified Personal Trainer Certification Very Undersupplied 1,594 86
Community Emergency Response Team Certification Supply meets demand 159 74
Oklahoma CareerTech - Infant and Toddler Child Care Provider CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 69
Arkansas Training for Mandatory Reporters Certification Very Oversupplied 0 62
Certified Personal Trainer Certification Very Undersupplied 16,136 54
Oklahoma CareerTech - Child Care Director CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 52
Pennsylvania Child Development Associate certificate Certification Very Undersupplied 1,823 50
NPTA - Certified Personal Trainer Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 45
Pivot Point International - Hair Design Certification Very Oversupplied 0 44
NAPPS Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 41
TSFA Level II High School Floral Design Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 38
National Physical Therapy Exam Certification Very Oversupplied 6 30
Oklahoma CareerTech - Florist Assistant CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 30
Pivot Point International - Color Design Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
Pivot Point International - Ladies Hair Sculpture Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
Pivot Point International - Long Hair Design Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
Pivot Point International - Mens Hair Sculpture Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
Vermont Level 1 Child Care Assessment Certification Very Oversupplied 0 21
Career Essentials - Nail Care CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 17
Mental Health First Aid Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 3,652 13
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Very Oversupplied 157 13
Ohio Certificate of Initial Proficiency Certification Very Oversupplied 0 12
New Mexico Early Care, Education, and Family Support Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 11
Certified Home Care Aide Certification Very Oversupplied 264 5
Ohio Certificate of Advanced Proficiency Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Oklahoma CareerTech - Director's Pathway to Program Administration CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Therapeutic Services CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Oklahoma CareerTech - Adult Day Care Aide CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Wisconsin Cooperative Education Skill Standards - Family & Community Services Certification Supply meets demand 0 1