What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

262,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

247

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 460 $61,430 8.7%
Mechanical Drafters 1,140 $61,170 6.1%
Drafters, All Other 290 $75,280 10.3%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 440 $66,690 9.1%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,980 $69,860 6%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 240 $62,430 8.3%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 650 $62,530 4.6%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 520 $61,080 5.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,710 $88,440 2.3%
Chemical Technicians 1,010 $40,400 3%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,000 $47,910 6.3%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 680 $34,740 10.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 9,170 $66,340 5.6%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 3,090 $38,360 7.8%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,300 $66,610 3.8%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 500 $79,680 0%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,890 $54,030 9.5%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 670 $38,350 4.5%
Home Appliance Repairers 940 $40,290 6.4%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 3,420 $54,940 2.9%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,130 $46,120 2.7%
Medical Equipment Repairers 1,050 $44,180 8.6%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 220 $39,410 4.5%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 160 $55,460 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 21,710 $42,240 3.5%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 390 $33,850 10.3%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 610 $46,500 13.1%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 4,320 $41,520 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 6,790 $60,660 2.5%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 60 $41,860 0%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,590 $42,080 6.3%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 800 $25,490 1.3%
Food Batchmakers 1,660 $30,440 1.8%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 1,700 $23,520 0.6%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 470 $44,480 0%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 170 $60,730 0%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $37,430 -8.7%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 $42,170 -1.8%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $40,680 0%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $34,890 -7.7%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $37,230 0%
Machinists 2,830 $53,480 1.4%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 430 $41,920 -7%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 660 $39,540 1.5%
Tool and Die Makers 320 $57,900 -3.1%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,400 $47,970 6.3%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $36,930 0%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 100 $44,940 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $39,530 -5.3%
Sewing Machine Operators 970 $25,070 -13.4%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $24,500 5.3%
Upholsterers 280 $34,340 3.6%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,210 $43,690 8.3%
Furniture Finishers 320 $35,500 6.3%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 250 $31,450 4%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 340 $30,020 8.8%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 150 $69,570 0%
Power Plant Operators 410 $91,770 0%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 280 $58,210 0%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 210 $47,390 0%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,000 $47,620 2%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 $40,450 4.4%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $42,150 0%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 200 $34,430 5%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 970 $38,660 -2.1%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $40,060 0%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $44,870 -6.5%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 70 $48,030 0%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,490 $46,030 3.8%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 300 $54,630 6.7%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 380 $37,040 5.3%
Medical Appliance Technicians 540 $45,370 3.7%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 550 $41,670 20%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,450 $30,280 3.8%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $36,500 0%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 520 $43,960 7.7%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $37,920 0%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 160 $29,500 0%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $29,110 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 500 $33,000 -4%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 $32,230 -6.7%
Helpers--Production Workers 4,080 $28,160 2.2%
Production Workers, All Other 2,680 $34,400 1.9%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,070 $26,570 -3.7%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 460 $35,000 6.5%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 630 $28,690 4.8%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 410 $33,480 2.4%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 240 $65,140 0%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 70 $31,040 14.3%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 420 $23,190 2.4%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Maryland) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
NCCER - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certification Very Oversupplied 0 19
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 18
MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification Supply meets demand 0 4
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 9 0
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Supply meets demand 2 0
R410A Refrigerant Safety Certification Certification Supply meets demand 2 0