What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

419,900

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,544

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Forensic Science Technicians 70 $58,850 0%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,720 $73,780 -2.6%
Lawyers 26,610 $119,540 7.7%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 310 $107,410 -3.2%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 130 $91,500 7.7%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 1,030 $167,400 -1.9%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 8,350 $55,770 15.7%
Court Reporters 260 $60,470 -3.8%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 2,460 $52,550 2%
Legal Support Workers, All Other 790 $63,320 3.8%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 8,580 $32,520 8.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 600 $104,640 -13.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 5,540 $129,620 -1.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 1,620 $118,430 -1.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 2,470 $58,100 7.7%
Firefighters 5,900 $76,380 -1.5%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 1,360 $50,610 -1.5%
Correctional Officers and Jailers 10,930 $71,700 -13.8%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3,250 $103,530 -1.8%
Parking Enforcement Workers 360 $36,170 -41.7%
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 20,680 $85,330 -1.5%
Animal Control Workers 350 $38,360 0%
Private Detectives and Investigators 1,010 $62,060 11.9%
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 200 $36,340 10%
Security Guards 40,390 $29,970 7.6%
Crossing Guards 6,350 $33,090 -1.1%
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 6,260 $22,280 17.1%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 6,940 $26,040 -8.2%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 4,390 $46,510 0.2%
Legal Secretaries 8,730 $49,840 -18.9%
Judicial Law Clerks 520 $49,170 -1.9%
Bailiffs 100 $49,310 -10%
Transit and Railroad Police 440 $82,080 -2.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (New Jersey) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
New Jersey Special Officer Class I Certification Very Oversupplied 0 46
IAED Certified Emergency Telecommunicator Certification Very Oversupplied 0 13
APCO International - Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification Very Undersupplied 11 0
OSHA 24-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Moderately Undersupplied 9 0
OSHA 40-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Very Undersupplied 156 0
OSHA 8-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Supply meets demand 4 0