What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

1,960,300

Total High School CTE Concentrators

10,550

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 5,200 $68,670 11.5%
Mechanical Drafters 4,000 $61,190 7.5%
Drafters, All Other 1,200 $55,330 8.3%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 2,500 $68,420 12%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 24,500 $65,160 7.3%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 2,400 $61,170 8.3%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 4,000 $66,770 7.5%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,100 $60,850 7.3%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 9,800 $69,950 8.2%
Chemical Technicians 6,900 $44,350 8.7%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50,100 $49,570 9.4%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 13,300 $31,120 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 40,600 $76,890 8.6%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 13,000 $41,700 -3.1%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 1,700 $45,800 11.8%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 6,800 $61,460 5.9%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 2,000 $100,280 5%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 2,800 $43,320 0%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 7,300 $51,970 17.8%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 2,500 $37,260 4%
Home Appliance Repairers 4,200 $44,440 0%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 25,000 $56,980 9.6%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 7,400 $51,780 12.2%
Medical Equipment Repairers 4,100 $55,080 9.8%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 1,500 $58,890 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 126,400 $42,530 10%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,200 $35,740 -3.1%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 3,400 $50,910 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 21,700 $41,080 9.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,000 $62,620 3.6%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 3,300 $48,660 -15.2%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,300 $28,110 -23.1%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 1,500 $36,690 -20%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 1,300 $35,000 0%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 19,500 $31,320 8.7%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 8,400 $25,530 8.3%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 4,700 $27,970 4.3%
Food Batchmakers 18,000 $28,790 6.7%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 5,800 $26,060 19%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 11,500 $40,380 3.5%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 2,600 $65,290 23.1%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,800 $30,950 -13.2%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,700 $36,740 -17.6%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,300 $39,080 -8.7%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 14,300 $35,190 -7.7%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,700 $35,150 -17.6%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,800 $31,620 -9.1%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,300 $38,260 -7%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,400 $38,510 -16.7%
Machinists 35,500 $45,080 4.2%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,400 $32,420 -13.1%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,200 $34,970 0%
Tool and Die Makers 3,400 $55,470 -2.9%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 29,500 $42,760 7.8%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,300 $38,780 -9.1%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,400 $40,330 -14.3%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,000 $32,990 -10%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 1,300 $34,680 0%
Sewing Machine Operators 30,200 $24,750 -16.2%
Sewers, Hand 3,700 $29,460 -13.5%
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 2,400 $25,630 -16.7%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,500 $31,050 -16%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,300 $25,270 -30.8%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 1,600 $34,260 6.3%
Upholsterers 4,500 $35,330 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 12,100 $34,450 5.8%
Furniture Finishers 1,900 $34,510 5.3%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 3,700 $30,020 8.1%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 4,300 $30,120 9.3%
Woodworkers, All Other 1,200 $48,680 16.7%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 1,100 $83,880 0%
Power Plant Operators 3,200 $95,340 0%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,100 $50,750 -9.1%
Gas Plant Operators 1,500 $103,900 0%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 4,800 $85,760 -6.3%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 2,400 $53,660 0%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 9,100 $44,750 14.3%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,000 $30,770 -3.3%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,800 $31,050 -20.8%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 14,900 $38,260 4%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 2,800 $30,230 -14.3%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,000 $33,470 4%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,700 $34,400 2.1%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 55,400 $40,230 -8.1%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 4,400 $38,110 -4.5%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 4,700 $42,750 17%
Medical Appliance Technicians 2,100 $45,770 19%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 2,300 $31,820 13%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 51,200 $28,910 8.8%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,700 $34,890 3%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 7,400 $40,980 9.5%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 1,700 $31,560 5.9%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 1,200 $33,080 0%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 3,100 $32,800 6.5%
Etchers and Engravers 1,000 $33,390 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 5,400 $33,670 0%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,000 $34,530 -5%
Helpers--Production Workers 45,700 $27,750 8.3%
Production Workers, All Other 27,500 $28,690 8.7%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 8,200 $28,150 6.1%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 3,700 $34,960 -13.5%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 2,400 $32,170 4.2%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 5,300 $28,240 9.4%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 2,700 $39,420 0%
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 1,500 $47,420 -13.3%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 1,000 $65,580 0%
Semiconductor Processors 4,300 $40,510 0%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 1,900 $24,860 -10.5%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (California) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Appliance Professional Certification No Data 1 No Data
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification No Data 117 No Data
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification No Data 0 No Data
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification No Data 37 No Data
NIMS Machining Certification No Data 1 No Data
R410A Refrigerant Safety Certification Certification No Data 15 No Data