What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

322,900

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,521

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 320 $56,740 9.4%
Mechanical Drafters 1,480 $49,300 10.8%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,260 $61,970 5.8%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 260 $55,920 7.7%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 2,820 $47,250 7.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,220 $53,170 11.5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,610 $53,960 5%
Chemical Technicians 1,600 $41,800 9.4%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,350 $48,480 8.7%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,780 $31,360 4.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 11,820 $60,550 7.9%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,160 $35,030 -2.8%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 350 $38,540 11.4%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,070 $51,110 3.7%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 940 $75,170 -1.1%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 790 $41,250 5.1%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 960 $42,530 16.7%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 900 $32,110 10%
Home Appliance Repairers 660 $39,410 -4.5%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 12,910 $50,440 11.4%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,050 $47,620 11.7%
Medical Equipment Repairers 1,590 $46,240 3.1%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 200 $29,550 -5%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 420 $51,860 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,830 $38,800 9.3%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 1,150 $34,840 -14.8%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 270 $39,240 -7.4%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,040 $35,210 8.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 24,920 $58,060 8.5%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 30 $46,830 0%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 310 $35,680 -12.9%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 2,230 $34,600 13%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 2,510 $30,070 3.2%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,840 $27,770 5.5%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 650 $30,020 7.7%
Food Batchmakers 3,090 $28,880 6.5%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 960 $29,370 8.3%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 7,330 $38,000 10.5%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 920 $48,530 26.1%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,140 $34,300 -7.4%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,890 $46,330 -7.9%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,210 $46,520 -7.4%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 11,530 $32,210 -1.2%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 500 $31,730 -16%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,340 $35,100 -2.5%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,780 $39,300 -1.7%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $38,470 -16.7%
Machinists 17,710 $42,880 8.8%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 2,000 $39,680 1%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 500 $34,170 -14%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 240 $51,810 -12.5%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 580 $35,720 -15.5%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,530 $31,680 -7.3%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,100 $42,330 7.4%
Tool and Die Makers 4,320 $52,560 0.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 14,390 $38,490 11.1%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,700 $33,200 0.7%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,760 $37,990 -8.5%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 230 $48,070 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,000 $31,620 -8%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 230 $40,650 4.3%
Sewing Machine Operators 3,850 $27,300 2.9%
Sewers, Hand 240 $27,960 -8.3%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 410 $28,170 2.4%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $27,620 -10%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 420 $30,660 2.4%
Upholsterers 2,150 $33,390 10.7%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 4,070 $32,420 10.1%
Furniture Finishers 1,710 $30,330 6.4%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,700 $31,330 3.5%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 4,620 $30,060 5.4%
Woodworkers, All Other 390 $43,630 7.7%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 210 $79,240 -4.8%
Power Plant Operators 800 $66,750 -2.5%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 790 $47,970 0%
Gas Plant Operators 190 $70,040 0%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,450 $48,350 1.4%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 710 $39,890 7%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,090 $35,570 -1.8%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 1,190 $30,460 -15.1%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,760 $36,970 3.2%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 390 $28,310 -5.1%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,820 $30,820 1.1%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,940 $30,070 4.8%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 1,000 $40,610 -1%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 19,440 $37,130 -8.2%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 410 $40,170 -4.9%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 880 $37,420 23.9%
Medical Appliance Technicians 450 $28,380 22.2%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 380 $35,320 15.8%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 8,960 $30,950 6.3%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,980 $32,180 8.3%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 2,360 $36,610 16.5%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 590 $29,680 8.5%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 760 $29,380 3.9%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,120 $30,900 6.3%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 110 $30,460 9.1%
Etchers and Engravers 310 $32,350 9.7%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,120 $34,900 1.8%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,430 $31,810 -1.6%
Helpers--Production Workers 17,680 $27,920 22.8%
Production Workers, All Other 9,070 $34,710 14.9%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 4,450 $27,220 6.3%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 440 $23,220 -34.1%
Watch Repairers 30 $44,460 -33.3%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 380 $30,160 7.9%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 1,010 $30,010 5.9%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 150 $39,230 -6.7%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 780 $34,610 -3.8%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 50 $34,330 -20%
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 60 $35,240 16.7%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 90 $41,830 11.1%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 190 $23,210 5.3%
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 90 $44,680 77.8%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Indiana) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 411
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 267
FS100 Basic Programming With Material Handling Certification Very Oversupplied 0 37
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Very Oversupplied 2 35
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Supply meets demand 1 0
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification Supply meets demand 1 0