What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

476,700

Total High School CTE Concentrators

4,642

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 660 $48,090 15.2%
Mechanical Drafters 4,200 $56,180 10%
Drafters, All Other 400 $45,910 10%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,580 $60,290 6.7%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 550 $57,900 10.9%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 4,540 $51,520 5.9%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,310 $53,470 10.4%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,560 $62,070 6.6%
Chemical Technicians 2,340 $37,910 6.8%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 8,640 $48,620 5.4%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,490 $32,600 3.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 14,650 $65,750 7%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,410 $38,260 -2.5%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 650 $41,950 6.2%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,660 $56,320 3.6%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 1,110 $88,070 3.6%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 510 $35,420 -3.9%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,400 $46,350 13.6%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 1,260 $35,240 11.9%
Home Appliance Repairers 1,510 $37,630 -6%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 18,460 $49,600 10%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,160 $45,820 9.7%
Medical Equipment Repairers 1,820 $49,130 8.2%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 210 $63,400 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 44,130 $35,360 8.2%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 830 $39,430 -13.3%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 670 $30,570 -4.5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,620 $41,830 6.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 27,700 $62,050 4.1%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 220 $30,550 -13.6%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 4,800 $52,350 -16.7%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 500 $34,480 8%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 3,680 $30,220 6.8%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,890 $27,860 9%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 970 $27,840 11.3%
Food Batchmakers 4,160 $30,690 11.8%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 510 $27,610 11.8%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 10,120 $39,320 3.1%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 1,970 $51,520 15.7%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,050 $31,310 -4.9%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,320 $36,580 -15.9%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,540 $35,850 -11%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 18,090 $34,680 -7.1%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 880 $37,710 -17%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,620 $36,350 -8.9%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,530 $37,750 -7.5%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,110 $49,270 -17.1%
Machinists 25,800 $39,920 2.8%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 1,030 $37,020 -4.9%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 330 $38,070 -21.2%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 280 $48,280 -14.3%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 1,070 $37,670 -23.4%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,010 $30,310 -4.9%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,060 $35,850 0.5%
Tool and Die Makers 11,870 $54,360 -6.7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 13,680 $37,450 4%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,360 $37,760 -9.8%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,540 $35,760 -13%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 210 $59,120 -9.5%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,030 $30,180 -12.3%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 660 $39,930 -7.6%
Sewing Machine Operators 3,620 $25,640 -1.1%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 370 $32,830 5.4%
Upholsterers 810 $27,650 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,500 $37,600 3.6%
Furniture Finishers 870 $34,960 0%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,340 $34,400 1.5%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,680 $29,130 2.2%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 300 $90,170 -3.3%
Power Plant Operators 1,840 $78,850 2.7%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 900 $52,700 -4.4%
Gas Plant Operators 870 $76,120 -2.3%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 480 $60,550 -4.2%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 2,510 $53,820 0.4%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,430 $37,400 9.8%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 600 $32,460 -3.3%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 1,570 $27,680 -18.5%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,520 $37,120 2.7%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 240 $30,560 -4.2%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,020 $34,380 0.5%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,400 $34,100 3.3%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 690 $46,810 -1.4%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 26,170 $33,600 -7.4%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 800 $38,710 -5%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 1,370 $39,460 35.8%
Medical Appliance Technicians 200 $44,210 30%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 1,070 $33,870 15%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 13,980 $31,420 8.9%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,860 $29,390 2.1%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,510 $45,480 6.6%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 760 $31,140 7.9%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 350 $37,000 2.9%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 810 $35,700 7.4%
Etchers and Engravers 370 $37,070 10.8%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,540 $29,910 3.2%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,380 $37,390 -9.8%
Helpers--Production Workers 19,060 $24,710 19.6%
Production Workers, All Other 8,500 $31,620 6.8%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,570 $37,080 5.7%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 680 $26,050 -13.2%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 560 $36,050 10.7%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 1,010 $38,460 11.9%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 1,140 $64,200 -8.8%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 1,300 $34,460 -6.2%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 160 $29,470 -12.5%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 200 $59,330 5%
Nuclear Technicians 160 $0 0%
Patternmakers, Wood 170 $71,620 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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Demanded Earned
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification No Data 7 No Data
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification No Data 2 No Data
PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design CTE Assessment No Data 2 No Data