What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

463,300

Total High School CTE Concentrators

921

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Forensic Science Technicians 510 $44,720 19.6%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 3,190 $42,810 2.2%
Lawyers 14,430 $99,400 10.9%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 100 $41,210 10%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 9,090 $43,530 17.3%
Court Reporters 90 $55,880 11.1%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 950 $46,790 5.3%
Legal Support Workers, All Other 740 $49,120 2.7%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 10,090 $35,280 17.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 1,250 $51,820 -8.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 2,620 $65,930 7.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 1,230 $59,000 8.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 1,960 $47,590 5.6%
Firefighters 14,980 $32,590 9.4%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 630 $53,460 9.5%
Correctional Officers and Jailers 17,140 $36,770 -9.2%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,960 $50,920 7.8%
Fish and Game Wardens 460 $39,860 4.3%
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 22,600 $46,160 9.1%
Animal Control Workers 560 $35,070 10.7%
Private Detectives and Investigators 770 $51,370 14.3%
Security Guards 28,710 $26,720 11.1%
Crossing Guards 830 $22,190 10.8%
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 5,150 $19,180 14.8%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 3,050 $34,540 11.1%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 3,620 $35,190 9.9%
Legal Secretaries 1,850 $46,330 -17.3%
Bailiffs 190 $34,230 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (North Carolina) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
North Carolina Fire Fighter Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 487 7,488
Certified Protection Officer Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
APCO International - Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification Very Undersupplied 64 0
Axon Taser Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 33 0
IAED Certified Emergency Telecommunicator Certification Very Undersupplied 15 0
OSHA 24-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
OSHA 40-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Very Undersupplied 92 0
OSHA 8-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Supply meets demand 1 0