What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

522,500

Total High School CTE Concentrators

3,115

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 380 $52,750 10.5%
Mechanical Drafters 1,150 $52,790 16.5%
Drafters, All Other 130 $50,760 15.4%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 240 $47,750 25%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,540 $66,800 12.1%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 270 $66,370 11.1%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,020 $56,430 16.7%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 720 $55,480 18.1%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,420 $58,350 14.8%
Chemical Technicians 1,260 $42,200 9.5%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 10,650 $47,500 14.2%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,750 $30,140 8.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 14,000 $62,760 14.6%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,310 $34,300 9.1%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 390 $39,660 12.8%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2,510 $59,020 5.6%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 1,170 $74,040 8.5%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 1,060 $28,000 12.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,770 $39,230 13%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 710 $36,100 15.5%
Home Appliance Repairers 550 $35,230 3.6%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 11,790 $48,210 15.9%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,900 $42,770 15.9%
Medical Equipment Repairers 980 $55,680 14.3%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 510 $57,310 5.9%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 43,430 $35,590 14.9%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 1,190 $33,510 -8.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 730 $36,870 -5.5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,920 $37,190 12.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 21,520 $57,330 11.1%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 2,730 $58,980 3.3%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 630 $40,830 0%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 380 $31,000 -13.2%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 700 $26,290 21.4%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 4,520 $29,230 11.7%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 10,590 $23,960 18.1%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 4,040 $24,540 18.8%
Food Batchmakers 3,400 $29,850 12.6%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 920 $24,050 23.9%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2,000 $36,170 17.5%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 290 $46,970 37.9%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,780 $30,950 16.2%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 $41,140 -1.8%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 $35,540 10.8%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,110 $30,360 12.2%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $36,100 0%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,210 $32,270 5%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 $33,060 2.6%
Machinists 7,210 $40,330 10.3%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 90 $28,930 11.1%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 100 $35,590 10%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,110 $31,740 0.2%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,480 $34,890 13.5%
Tool and Die Makers 1,030 $50,450 13.6%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 11,380 $36,050 16.7%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,340 $36,960 5.2%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $35,110 2.3%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 180 $40,740 11.1%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $39,320 -4.5%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 130 $34,680 23.1%
Sewing Machine Operators 5,200 $23,730 -9.8%
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 2,190 $30,380 -28.8%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,390 $29,590 -11.5%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,950 $33,360 -9.7%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 11,080 $29,700 -1.4%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 3,330 $34,160 1.2%
Upholsterers 1,100 $31,710 9.1%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,540 $34,000 17.7%
Furniture Finishers 280 $29,970 10.7%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 2,360 $24,240 16.1%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,960 $26,880 21.3%
Woodworkers, All Other 120 $24,610 8.3%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 320 $77,700 6.3%
Power Plant Operators 920 $71,480 7.6%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,270 $52,500 -5.5%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 310 $57,290 12.9%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,650 $37,260 15.2%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,090 $31,050 1.8%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 770 $34,640 -1.3%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 550 $27,690 -10.9%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,890 $37,640 8%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 550 $24,780 0%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,800 $32,730 3.9%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,380 $34,100 9.7%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 620 $39,480 8.1%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 15,670 $34,530 1.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 590 $34,900 5.1%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 1,380 $40,850 27.5%
Medical Appliance Technicians 260 $37,440 23.1%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 590 $29,560 13.6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 15,560 $30,210 12.9%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,200 $31,780 17.3%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 2,060 $47,600 20.9%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 230 $33,510 17.4%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 760 $32,230 6.6%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 370 $27,930 18.9%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 350 $27,560 17.1%
Etchers and Engravers 400 $23,830 17.5%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 900 $29,970 4.4%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,450 $40,130 -4.9%
Tire Builders 1,610 $37,770 22.4%
Helpers--Production Workers 15,070 $25,210 22.6%
Production Workers, All Other 9,070 $25,430 18.7%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 3,210 $30,050 12.1%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 760 $23,270 2.6%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 270 $50,270 14.8%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 150 $18,790 -13.3%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 250 $40,450 12%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 60 $38,130 16.7%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 620 $31,850 -4.8%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Georgia) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Precision Exams - Manufacturing Principles I CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 76
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Very Oversupplied 4 50
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Manufacturing Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 20
Career Essentials - Automated Manufacturing Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 17
Career Essentials - CNC Milling and Turning CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
NIMS Machining Certification Supply meets demand 2 3
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 36 0
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification Supply meets demand 1 0
R410A Refrigerant Safety Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 0