What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

143,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

281

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 150 $59,820 13.3%
Mechanical Drafters 240 $47,820 12.5%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 610 $65,030 4.9%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 350 $46,300 5.7%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 210 $53,640 4.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 470 $60,720 10.6%
Chemical Technicians 670 $42,570 9%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,650 $45,250 9.3%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 750 $32,520 5.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,880 $57,280 9.6%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 780 $32,080 9%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 280 $42,370 7.1%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 500 $48,540 4%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 110 $70,500 0%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 340 $31,990 8.8%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 690 $34,320 13%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 460 $28,560 10.9%
Home Appliance Repairers 220 $26,530 4.5%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 5,180 $45,770 13.1%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 850 $41,910 14.1%
Medical Equipment Repairers 500 $38,510 10%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 60 $48,730 16.7%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 12,590 $31,070 10.4%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 290 $28,180 -3.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 130 $30,660 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 980 $38,210 11.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 8,510 $50,110 6.6%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 420 $53,950 -19%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 510 $37,160 -19.6%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 200 $0 -10%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 400 $28,520 20%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,450 $30,300 7.6%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 7,290 $26,170 6.4%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2,240 $28,130 6.3%
Food Batchmakers 1,870 $26,370 4.3%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 3,040 $24,300 8.6%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1,150 $37,320 7%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 100 $52,720 20%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 920 $36,080 -1.1%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $38,160 -8.3%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,640 $35,390 -2.7%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $33,420 -20%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 530 $35,420 -1.9%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $35,820 0%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $42,940 0%
Machinists 2,620 $40,290 4.2%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 240 $41,140 16.7%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 100 $42,650 20%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 50 $31,900 0%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,980 $33,870 -2%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,650 $32,100 -0.6%
Tool and Die Makers 480 $44,470 -4.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 5,190 $37,480 9.4%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $38,250 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $28,840 0%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 160 $40,710 6.3%
Sewing Machine Operators 1,100 $22,950 -0.9%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 20 $23,290 0%
Upholsterers 570 $25,520 -1.8%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,620 $28,040 -1.9%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,380 $27,690 2.2%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,050 $25,140 1%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 270 $79,240 -3.7%
Power Plant Operators 300 $71,710 3.3%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 320 $43,430 3.1%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 620 $53,690 0%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,330 $47,590 3.8%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 660 $35,910 7.6%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 420 $29,810 -2.4%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 320 $25,810 -9.4%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,900 $37,940 4.7%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,400 $31,150 5.7%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 950 $36,490 6.3%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 470 $39,960 2.1%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 5,950 $31,140 -4%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 220 $36,220 4.5%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 490 $35,820 24.5%
Medical Appliance Technicians 90 $35,910 11.1%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 340 $28,960 17.6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,000 $29,400 5.8%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 990 $33,300 7.1%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,010 $36,400 10.9%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 140 $27,400 0%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $30,290 -2.7%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 310 $32,310 9.7%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 700 $29,520 5.7%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 390 $29,120 0%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,640 $35,820 0%
Helpers--Production Workers 9,400 $25,610 14%
Production Workers, All Other 3,130 $25,670 6.4%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,800 $27,370 7.2%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $29,870 10%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 950 $32,910 10.5%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 90 $52,710 11.1%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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