What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

200,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,209

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 230 $65,080 13%
Mechanical Drafters 980 $59,080 14.3%
Drafters, All Other 1,150 $54,400 13.9%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,470 $51,010 8.8%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 400 $82,040 12.5%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 440 $85,640 15.9%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,570 $55,050 6.4%
Chemical Technicians 2,060 $63,990 8.3%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,560 $49,840 9.8%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 830 $26,410 4.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 9,090 $61,430 9.5%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,060 $37,010 4.7%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 400 $46,340 10%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 910 $62,200 6.6%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 $75,020 0%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 270 $34,970 0%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 960 $42,130 16.7%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 300 $33,450 13.3%
Home Appliance Repairers 280 $35,170 3.6%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 7,260 $53,280 12.7%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,850 $46,770 8.4%
Medical Equipment Repairers 290 $39,970 10.3%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 210 $62,820 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 26,980 $34,760 10.3%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 570 $28,750 -7%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 410 $39,610 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 4,130 $41,650 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 10,800 $65,180 7.6%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 70 $44,550 0%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 260 $31,410 11.5%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 2,120 $28,120 11.3%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 2,730 $20,990 4.4%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 810 $22,290 2.5%
Food Batchmakers 800 $24,250 3.8%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 1,080 $22,410 8.3%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 760 $43,910 11.8%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 60 $46,780 33.3%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $35,380 -5.4%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $42,180 0%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 670 $36,470 0%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $39,850 -10.5%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $38,880 0%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $44,370 0%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $46,390 0%
Machinists 4,880 $47,770 11.7%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $25,560 -2.7%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $32,570 10.5%
Tool and Die Makers 260 $39,900 3.8%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 15,900 $51,020 9.3%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 620 $43,640 0%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $43,910 0%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 360 $53,500 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $34,330 0%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 120 $37,460 0%
Sewing Machine Operators 740 $24,090 2.7%
Sewers, Hand 180 $20,080 -5.6%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $24,820 -10%
Upholsterers 60 $33,710 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 520 $30,970 7.7%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 480 $36,130 6.3%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 300 $27,820 6.7%
Woodworkers, All Other 120 $35,110 8.3%
Power Plant Operators 490 $72,390 6.1%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 4,550 $69,510 1.1%
Gas Plant Operators 740 $69,040 5.4%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 5,980 $71,340 8.7%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,390 $66,650 5.8%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 510 $41,510 -2%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 210 $25,080 -9.5%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,660 $43,690 3.6%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $28,520 0%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 520 $34,050 1.9%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 710 $45,430 4.2%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 190 $37,120 10.5%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,090 $47,230 1.7%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 800 $31,720 -6.3%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 600 $35,160 16.7%
Medical Appliance Technicians 50 $25,040 20%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 440 $26,420 9.1%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,890 $28,680 5.8%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 760 $37,300 7.9%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 970 $45,730 12.4%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 130 $31,620 0%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $44,000 8.1%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $30,310 11.1%
Etchers and Engravers 60 $23,410 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 190 $25,150 5.3%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $42,690 -7.7%
Helpers--Production Workers 5,870 $29,110 11.6%
Production Workers, All Other 8,390 $33,690 7%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 600 $40,840 5%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 220 $30,750 -22.7%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $33,590 9.1%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 160 $32,780 0%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 1,300 $52,300 7.7%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 350 $0 14.3%
Nuclear Technicians 300 $51,760 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Louisiana) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Louisiana Certification for Manufacturing Certification Very Oversupplied 0 100
API - T2 Production Safety Systems Certification Very Oversupplied 0 92
NCCER - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certification Very Oversupplied 0 24
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 19
NCCER - Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation Certification Very Oversupplied 0 17
Louisiana Certification for Manufacturing Helper Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 6
Louisiana Certification for Machining Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Supply meets demand 0 0