What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

15,222,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

290,074

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Software developers, applications 831,300 $101,790 30.7%
Computer user support specialists 636,600 $50,210 11.3%
Computer systems analysts 600,500 $88,270 9.1%
Software developers, systems software 425,000 $107,600 11.1%
Network and computer systems administrators 391,300 $81,100 6.1%
Computer programmers 294,900 $82,240 -7.2%
Computer occupations, all other 287,200 $88,510 9.3%
Computer network support specialists 198,800 $62,340 8.3%
Web developers 162,900 $67,990 15%
Computer network architects 162,700 $104,650 6.5%
Database administrators 119,500 $87,020 11.5%
Information security analysts 100,000 $95,510 28.5%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (National) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Internet Web Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 38 14,921
Microsoft Technology Associate Certification Very Oversupplied 2,518 12,589
ICT Cybersecurity Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 10,026
ICT Word Processing Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 7,456
ICT Multimedia Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 7,418
ICT Spreadsheet Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 4,227
ICT Computing Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 3,290
ICT Programming & Logic Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 2,772
ICT Database Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 2,072
ICT Web Design Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 1,871
CompTIA ITF+ Certification Very Oversupplied 37 1,400
CompTIA A+ Certification Very Undersupplied 78,029 1,226
TestOut PC Pro Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 937
Google Analytics Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 2,860 924
Operation Spark - Fundamentals of JavaScript Certification Very Oversupplied 0 384
CompTIA Network+ Certification Very Undersupplied 6,049 380
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician Certification Supply meets demand 453 328
HTML Developer Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 314
Brainbench Data Entry 10-Key CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 289
TestOut Network Pro Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 270
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Computer Programming CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 241
Google Adwords Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 2,646 203
Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification Very Undersupplied 50,048 191
CompTIA Security+ Certification Very Undersupplied 83,229 175
TestOut Security Pro Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 160
Cisco IT Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 6 153
CompTIA Strata Certification Very Oversupplied 5 139
Brainbench Technical Help Desk CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 108
Brainbench Information Technology Terminology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 103
Brainbench Web Design Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 102
Brainbench Computer Technical Support CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 91
Programmable Logic Controllers Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 251 91
Brainbench MS Access Software Very Oversupplied 0 89
Oklahoma CareerTech - Computer Repair Technician CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 84
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Computer Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 81
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Computer Repair Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 77
Colorado CTE Information Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 72
Brainbench WWW Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 71
Oklahoma CareerTech - Computer Networking Technician CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 71
Brainbench Networking Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 65
Google Cloud Certified - G Suite Software Very Oversupplied 0 58
Oracle Certified Associate Certification Very Undersupplied 726 57
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - General IT Certification Very Oversupplied 0 55
Brainbench Network Technical Support CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 54
PLTW Computer Science Principles CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 54
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Computer Networking Fundamentals CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 47
PLTW Computer Science Essentials CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 47
Precision Exams - Network Fundamentals CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 46
Microsoft MCAS Bundle Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 45
Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect Certification Moderately Undersupplied 123 41
SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 Certification Very Oversupplied 3 41
Brainbench Dreamweaver Software Very Oversupplied 0 37
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Web Design CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 35
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Information Support & Services CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 34
Brainbench C# Software Very Oversupplied 0 32
Brainbench MS Windows Administration CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 30
Worldwide Organization of Webmasters - Web Designer Apprentice Certification Very Oversupplied 0 27
Brainbench Flash Software Very Oversupplied 0 25
Brainbench Programming Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 25
Apple Certified Mac Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 870 24
Brainbench Systems Network Administration Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 23
Brainbench Web Development Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 23
HubSpot Certification Software Very Oversupplied 0 23
Brainbench SQL (ANSI) Fundamentals Software Very Oversupplied 0 21
Hootsuite Certification Software Very Oversupplied 0 21
CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 1 20
Brainbench CSS3 Software Very Oversupplied 0 19
Brainbench MS Windows XP Desktop Administration CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 19
Stukent - Mimic Social Certification Very Oversupplied 0 19
HubSpot Software Very Oversupplied 0 17
Brainbench JavaScript Fundamentals Software Very Oversupplied 0 16
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Programming & Software Development Certification Very Oversupplied 0 16
Brainbench Network Security CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 15
CompTIA Server+ Certification Very Oversupplied 0 15
Brainbench Server Administration CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
Brainbench Visual Basic .NET Fundamentals Software Very Oversupplied 0 14
Certified Associate of (ISC)2 Certification Very Oversupplied 0 14
HTML5 Certification CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
Kentucky CTE - Digital Design and Game Development CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
LPIC-1: System Administrator Certification Very Oversupplied 14 14
TestOut Linux Pro Courseware Certification Very Oversupplied 0 13
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Network Systems and Information Support & Services Certification Very Oversupplied 0 13
Brainbench MS Windows Vista Desktop Administration CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
Brainbench PHP Software Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Certification Very Undersupplied 3,116 10
eMarketing Institute - Social Media Marketing Certification Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification Very Undersupplied 7,351 9
IE Class High School Web Design CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
Microsoft Certified IT Professional Certification Very Undersupplied 526 9
Swift Certification Level 1 Software Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
Brainbench Java Fundamentals Software Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
Brainbench Network Monitoring CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
Cisco Certified Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 84 8
Axelta Certified IoT Professional Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 6
TestOut Routing Pro Certification Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 6
Brainbench Cisco Network Concepts CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
Brainbench Java Software Supply meets demand 0 5
Brainbench Web Design for Accessibility CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
CATIA V5 Part Design Certification Software Supply meets demand 0 5
Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification Very Undersupplied 3,675 5
CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Very Oversupplied 201 5
CompTIA DHTI+ Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
CompTIA Mobility+ Certification Very Oversupplied 37 5
CompTIA Storage+ Certification Very Oversupplied 0 5
HDI Customer Service Representative Certification Very Oversupplied 39 5
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 3 5
Microsoft Certified Professional Certification Very Undersupplied 928 5
TestOut Switching Pro Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Web & Digital Communications Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Worldwide Organization of Webmasters - Web Administrator Apprentice Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Worldwide Organization of Webmasters - Web Designer Associate Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Brainbench Client/Server Concepts CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 4
Brainbench Information Technology Security Fundamentals CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 4
Brainbench Internet Security CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 4
Brainbench Linux Administration CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 4
Brainbench XHTML Software Supply meets demand 0 4
CompTIA Linux+ Certification Supply meets demand 102 4
Brainbench Cisco Router Fundamentals CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
Brainbench Computer Forensics CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
CSS Developer Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 0 3
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certification Very Undersupplied 2,042 3
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Network Systems CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
Oracle Certified Professional Certification Moderately Undersupplied 387 3
Precision Exams - Computer Technology CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
WD Certified Web Design Certification Supply meets demand 0 3
Brainbench Cisco Network Design CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Brainbench IP Routing and Switching CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Brainbench Macromedia Director Software Supply meets demand 0 2
Brainbench TCP/IP Administration CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Kentucky CTE - Computer Science CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
PLTW Computer Science A CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
ArcGIS Desktop Entry Certification Certification Supply meets demand 14 1
Brainbench C++ Software Supply meets demand 0 1
Brainbench Cisco Network Support CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Brainbench Computer Electronics CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Brainbench Fiber Optics CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Brainbench JavaScript Software Supply meets demand 0 1
Brainbench Macromedia Fireworks Software Supply meets demand 0 1
Brainbench XML Concepts Software Supply meets demand 0 1
Career Essentials - Computer Maintenance Technology CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Very Undersupplied 54 1
CompTIA Project+ Certification Very Oversupplied 44 1
Configuring Windows Devices Certification Supply meets demand 0 1
Microsoft Certified Educator Certification Very Oversupplied 25 1
Precision Exams - Computer Maintenance and Repairs CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Precision Exams - Computer Programming II Java Software Supply meets demand 0 1
Wisconsin Cooperative Education Skill Standards - Information Technology Certification Supply meets demand 0 1