What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

1,557,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

87,905

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Forensic Science Technicians 1,040 $50,860 28.8%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 8,220 $44,810 15.2%
Lawyers 54,160 $127,550 15.4%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 1,260 $122,880 11.1%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 540 $51,130 13%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 2,830 $95,990 15.9%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 22,460 $52,220 22.2%
Court Reporters 1,450 $58,330 11.7%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 10,570 $48,270 10.3%
Legal Support Workers, All Other 2,630 $54,670 11%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 18,720 $34,770 19.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 4,310 $48,420 -2.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 2,830 $86,640 13.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 1,510 $74,710 17.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 4,470 $51,750 12.3%
Firefighters 28,070 $51,240 17.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 1,390 $67,950 17.3%
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 50 $58,140 60%
Correctional Officers and Jailers 50,720 $42,620 -0.5%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 17,860 $82,260 9.6%
Fish and Game Wardens 480 $70,970 12.5%
Parking Enforcement Workers 430 $30,720 -27.9%
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 63,670 $61,590 16.4%
Private Detectives and Investigators 3,340 $46,720 17.7%
Security Guards 86,060 $26,010 15.6%
Crossing Guards 5,840 $20,490 20%
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 13,580 $20,040 16.9%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 8,700 $23,650 21.8%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 7,650 $37,470 16.9%
Legal Secretaries 14,120 $40,890 -13.7%
Judicial Law Clerks 680 $45,990 14.7%
Bailiffs 840 $51,210 8.3%
Transit and Railroad Police 630 $57,880 15.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Texas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Texas Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level II License Very Oversupplied 0 1,325
IAED Certified Emergency Telecommunicator Certification Very Oversupplied 124 1,130
Texas Basic Structure Fire Suppression Certification Very Undersupplied 2,308 26
OSHA 40-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Very Undersupplied 209 9
APCO International - Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification Very Undersupplied 143 0
Axon Taser Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0
Baton Certification Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
Monadnock Defensive Tactics System Certification Supply meets demand 0 0
OSHA 24-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Very Undersupplied 35 0
OSHA 8-Hour - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification Supply meets demand 4 0