What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

165,000

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,346

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 450 $52,330 15.6%
Mechanical Drafters 1,980 $60,620 28.8%
Drafters, All Other 130 $47,330 15.4%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 200 $63,020 10%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,520 $64,360 11.8%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 80 $58,080 0%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,060 $59,830 14.2%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 980 $64,160 24.5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 570 $61,150 19.3%
Chemical Technicians 790 $48,960 7.6%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,640 $52,410 11.9%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 620 $37,260 6.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,280 $74,600 7.2%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,200 $45,890 0.8%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 180 $54,570 11.1%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 430 $59,480 11.6%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 170 $86,910 0%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 280 $38,340 -3.6%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 760 $55,380 7.9%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 970 $45,370 9.3%
Home Appliance Repairers 460 $49,140 -2.2%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,460 $59,400 14.2%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,180 $49,560 13.6%
Medical Equipment Repairers 390 $52,770 10.3%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 110 $33,340 -9.1%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 390 $57,720 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 11,010 $46,340 7.7%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 400 $39,760 -7.5%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 150 $60,220 -6.7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,500 $40,040 8.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 8,490 $72,070 8.2%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 1,200 $84,720 -2.5%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 320 $35,610 -15.6%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 190 $50,660 -5.3%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 770 $44,430 5.2%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 170 $27,850 11.8%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 120 $25,830 0%
Food Batchmakers 1,120 $27,040 5.4%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 180 $29,100 11.1%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2,300 $47,400 13%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 760 $63,080 32.9%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,400 $41,020 -7.9%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $25,160 -15.4%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 $47,170 -2.6%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,060 $33,710 -1.9%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $53,980 -7.4%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,370 $40,670 0%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,420 $39,840 4.2%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $51,340 -7.7%
Machinists 7,850 $49,950 13%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 60 $40,490 0%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 120 $35,480 -16.7%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,330 $32,360 -6.8%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,510 $37,070 4.8%
Tool and Die Makers 2,100 $61,940 2.4%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,450 $51,430 12.7%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 $37,330 -4%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $38,470 -6.7%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 790 $36,050 -5.1%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 150 $43,530 20%
Sewing Machine Operators 1,110 $33,580 5.4%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $29,320 20%
Upholsterers 290 $38,070 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,150 $43,610 4.3%
Furniture Finishers 230 $39,550 13%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 150 $41,730 0%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 320 $37,120 3.1%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 200 $90,710 0%
Power Plant Operators 250 $74,880 0%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 420 $57,320 0%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 580 $42,900 0%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 470 $37,520 -2.1%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 420 $31,600 -9.5%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 940 $41,720 3.2%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 820 $38,560 3.7%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 360 $43,220 2.8%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 120 $35,110 8.3%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 8,230 $47,370 -6.4%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 580 $46,230 17.2%
Medical Appliance Technicians 280 $38,910 17.9%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 340 $34,670 5.9%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,850 $32,700 4.9%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 $38,110 5.6%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 590 $54,210 22%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 170 $38,590 5.9%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $45,350 0%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 190 $31,880 10.5%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 260 $37,250 -3.8%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 740 $39,780 -4.1%
Helpers--Production Workers 2,900 $35,260 13.4%
Production Workers, All Other 1,730 $34,550 7.5%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 430 $29,400 0%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 260 $28,730 -23.1%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $26,280 8%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 100 $63,040 -10%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 330 $37,840 0%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 80 $28,620 0%
Nuclear Technicians 130 $75,710 23.1%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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