What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

143,800

Total High School CTE Concentrators

850

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Mechanical Drafters 1,140 $48,870 4.4%
Drafters, All Other 90 $45,970 11.1%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 420 $62,560 -4.8%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 960 $61,290 3.1%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 570 $49,440 -1.8%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 390 $52,680 5.1%
Chemical Technicians 510 $38,610 9.8%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,580 $49,590 3.9%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,260 $29,640 4.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,530 $60,250 2.4%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,000 $38,870 -10%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 210 $40,760 0%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 470 $55,950 -2.1%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 200 $88,170 5%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 180 $36,790 -5.6%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 390 $54,450 10.3%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 340 $33,980 11.8%
Home Appliance Repairers 240 $41,290 -4.2%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 4,810 $51,060 6.2%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,080 $44,490 2.8%
Medical Equipment Repairers 480 $43,840 0%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 120 $30,240 -16.7%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 100 $56,300 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 13,830 $35,660 6.1%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 330 $28,510 -12.1%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 300 $49,490 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,990 $38,480 0.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 7,620 $59,250 -0.9%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 150 $35,700 -20%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 100 $34,860 -20%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 910 $31,450 3.3%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 4,220 $30,560 -0.7%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 4,340 $32,870 -0.2%
Food Batchmakers 1,030 $29,080 0%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 650 $33,010 3.1%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1,860 $40,970 3.2%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 540 $50,480 16.7%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 $35,860 -14.5%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $37,740 -22.7%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $41,040 -5.9%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,730 $32,980 -6.9%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $42,320 -12.5%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,110 $32,540 -13.5%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $37,720 -8%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $40,690 -20%
Machinists 4,510 $40,780 2.9%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 60 $67,500 -16.7%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 160 $36,580 -25%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,350 $28,890 -15.6%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,480 $49,420 -2.7%
Tool and Die Makers 990 $61,860 -10.1%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6,030 $40,780 4.3%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 490 $36,440 -8.2%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $37,300 -10.5%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 750 $0 -14.7%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $30,670 -11.1%
Sewing Machine Operators 840 $25,770 -4.8%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 330 $37,550 -3%
Upholsterers 120 $0 -8.3%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 980 $29,860 -10.2%
Furniture Finishers 270 $30,890 -11.1%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 840 $31,230 -15.5%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 70 $88,450 0%
Power Plant Operators 570 $53,020 0%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 140 $49,950 0%
Gas Plant Operators 320 $66,530 3.1%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,020 $63,610 -1%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 650 $42,160 -1.5%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $34,890 4.8%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 340 $34,810 -8.8%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 300 $29,260 -23.3%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,860 $37,890 0.5%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 200 $30,500 -15%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 580 $31,760 -8.6%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,090 $37,320 -1.8%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 350 $39,350 -8.6%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6,040 $41,770 -10.8%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 250 $45,580 8%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 540 $41,320 -9.3%
Medical Appliance Technicians 80 $32,880 12.5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 280 $29,050 0%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6,290 $34,220 0.8%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,460 $34,080 4.1%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 570 $43,680 1.8%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 180 $32,350 -16.7%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $31,760 -4%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 200 $31,370 5%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 70 $35,970 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 770 $37,600 -3.9%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 530 $35,200 -22.6%
Helpers--Production Workers 5,600 $32,880 -0.2%
Production Workers, All Other 2,120 $26,800 3.3%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 160 $31,300 -25%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Kansas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 13
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Supply meets demand 2 0
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0