What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

394,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

46,058

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Funeral Service Managers 530 $118,290 5.7%
Social and Community Service Managers 2,670 $83,580 23.6%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,070 $73,930 18.2%
Psychologists, All Other 440 $101,790 13.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,070 $49,570 34.6%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,290 $38,870 27.7%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,730 $47,910 23.3%
Healthcare Social Workers 3,090 $55,580 24.9%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 4,340 $47,470 24.2%
Social Workers, All Other 610 $73,450 11.5%
Health Educators 1,180 $49,080 25.4%
Social and Human Service Assistants 6,840 $30,900 20.5%
Community Health Workers 530 $0 20.8%
Clergy 1,210 $38,990 17.4%
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 580 $46,600 19%
Religious Workers, All Other 110 $29,270 9.1%
Massage Therapists 4,070 $39,350 24.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 7,440 $42,440 16%
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 230 $21,550 13%
Embalmers 180 $37,310 0%
Funeral Attendants 1,690 $26,800 0.6%
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 660 $55,980 1.5%
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 17,700 $26,030 10.9%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 3,410 $22,770 10.9%
Skincare Specialists 1,260 $33,370 11.1%
Childcare Workers 23,610 $22,210 6.9%
Personal Care Aides 43,700 $19,700 64.9%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 12,650 $40,120 16.4%
Residential Advisors 3,160 $29,720 19%
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 3,140 $18,200 11.5%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 5,340 $20,460 1.3%
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 1,410 $20,050 -7.8%
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 2,010 $24,040 -12.4%
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 1,980 $55,500 8.6%
Shampooers 1,240 $20,460 10.5%
Counselors, All Other 570 $0 29.8%
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 500 $126,540 6%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Virginia) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Hair Stylist / Cosmetologist / Barber License License Very Oversupplied 0 582
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Cosmetology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 181
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Broad Field Family and Consumer Sciences CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 148
Career Essentials - Cosmetology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 61
NAPPS Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 41
Manicurist License License Very Oversupplied 0 28
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Family & Community Services CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 20
Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
NASM Certified Personal Trainer Certification Very Undersupplied 15 2
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Therapeutic Services CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Certified Personal Trainer Certification Very Undersupplied 579 0
Community Emergency Response Team Certification Moderately Undersupplied 6 0
National Physical Therapy Exam Certification Supply meets demand 1 0