What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

212,200

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,140

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 310 $49,480 9.7%
Mechanical Drafters 610 $52,930 14.8%
Drafters, All Other 180 $38,500 5.6%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 200 $58,050 20%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,050 $59,830 8.8%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 140 $59,320 0%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,080 $52,010 30.6%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 740 $53,480 17.6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 880 $57,630 9.1%
Chemical Technicians 940 $49,890 3.2%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,610 $44,180 11.5%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,740 $26,680 -0.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8,350 $61,290 8.3%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,360 $36,890 3.4%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 500 $42,770 10%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,860 $58,270 3.2%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 1,190 $74,510 5%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 320 $28,030 -6.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 900 $43,390 11.1%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 810 $32,150 7.4%
Home Appliance Repairers 370 $36,560 -2.7%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 10,560 $48,450 21.5%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 870 $39,080 13.8%
Medical Equipment Repairers 790 $43,450 5.1%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 130 $29,230 0%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 270 $52,930 7.4%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,060 $35,700 7.8%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 590 $36,080 3.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 440 $28,210 -4.5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 2,600 $35,380 6.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 13,350 $58,140 13.6%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 1,570 $44,560 20.4%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 380 $37,490 -10.5%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 1,530 $52,260 7.2%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 750 $28,040 34.7%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,700 $30,970 7.1%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 11,400 $22,680 8.2%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 720 $21,610 8.3%
Food Batchmakers 1,370 $27,800 7.3%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 720 $26,620 12.5%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1,990 $36,930 20.6%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 610 $42,270 36.1%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,190 $27,490 5.9%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 600 $37,930 -8.3%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 700 $29,140 -1.4%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,660 $31,770 3.4%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $41,330 -20.7%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,290 $32,210 -2.3%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 570 $34,260 15.8%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $48,440 -8%
Machinists 6,410 $44,130 10.8%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 800 $33,960 1.3%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 290 $47,430 -20.7%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 120 $40,650 -8.3%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 130 $35,440 -23.1%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,620 $30,550 6.1%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,490 $34,350 15.2%
Tool and Die Makers 740 $53,130 13.5%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 10,490 $39,540 15.4%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,750 $34,960 15.4%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $36,560 -10%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 690 $27,910 2.9%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 690 $31,100 0%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 330 $29,860 3%
Sewing Machine Operators 3,340 $23,450 -11.4%
Sewers, Hand 220 $30,480 -9.1%
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $29,820 -13.3%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $20,760 -13.8%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 900 $27,530 -17.8%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,990 $28,650 -18.1%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 350 $33,860 2.9%
Upholsterers 250 $33,420 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,740 $28,770 5.8%
Furniture Finishers 230 $26,790 8.7%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 3,120 $27,260 7.4%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,150 $26,800 9.3%
Woodworkers, All Other 420 $24,780 11.9%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 450 $89,310 -2.2%
Power Plant Operators 850 $68,360 -1.2%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,070 $70,500 -0.9%
Gas Plant Operators 270 $70,510 0%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 370 $48,300 2.7%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 2,220 $60,500 1.8%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $36,630 0%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 950 $40,400 1.1%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 1,040 $29,510 -10.6%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,460 $36,980 0.8%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 440 $25,840 -4.5%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,300 $33,130 8.5%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,640 $38,570 9.8%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 830 $45,120 -1.2%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 10,630 $31,020 0.8%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 470 $41,070 -4.3%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 950 $34,860 18.9%
Medical Appliance Technicians 120 $44,070 16.7%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 100 $26,430 10%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,580 $28,050 6.7%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,070 $30,420 16.4%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,180 $41,050 18.6%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 730 $35,040 4.1%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 350 $28,890 2.9%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 370 $24,270 0%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 200 $28,140 10%
Etchers and Engravers 50 $35,520 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 540 $31,970 24.1%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,340 $37,830 -3%
Tire Builders 1,620 $51,380 1.2%
Helpers--Production Workers 17,260 $24,320 22%
Production Workers, All Other 5,040 $24,560 8.3%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,760 $29,550 7.4%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Alabama) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 136
FANUC America - Handling Tool Operation and Programming Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 9
NCCER - Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation Certification Supply meets demand 0 1
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 29 0
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification Supply meets demand 2 0