What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

272,200

Total High School CTE Concentrators

6,818

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 440 $66,550 6.8%
Mechanical Drafters 2,270 $58,210 8.4%
Drafters, All Other 510 $50,460 7.8%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,370 $61,130 3%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 260 $56,920 0%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 2,960 $50,710 4.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,400 $59,530 5.7%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,540 $56,770 1.3%
Chemical Technicians 1,470 $47,780 10.2%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,500 $49,300 4.9%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 810 $36,180 1.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7,200 $67,140 7.1%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,980 $36,160 -3.4%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 710 $39,010 9.9%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,210 $63,670 6.6%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 320 $90,750 0%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 610 $0 0%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 730 $38,660 13.7%
Home Appliance Repairers 610 $44,950 -1.6%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 7,040 $55,280 9.1%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 730 $46,520 5.5%
Medical Equipment Repairers 1,170 $64,770 6.8%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 130 $30,780 0%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 360 $59,000 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 23,400 $43,180 6.9%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 780 $34,720 -7.7%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 590 $43,100 -1.7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,740 $43,990 4.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 11,940 $62,180 2.9%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 230 $33,610 4.3%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 2,470 $35,890 6.9%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 4,420 $31,370 2%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 5,520 $31,920 1.8%
Food Batchmakers 4,640 $34,040 2.4%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 1,780 $28,690 2.8%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 4,530 $44,080 4.2%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 720 $60,250 19.4%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,720 $38,540 -6.4%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $41,230 -14.8%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 830 $38,240 -4.8%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,440 $42,910 -4%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 $32,190 -15%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,100 $37,090 -4.3%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $41,060 -3.7%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $41,470 -13.5%
Machinists 13,010 $49,510 5.5%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 240 $44,800 -8.3%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 260 $35,340 -26.9%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 50 $49,880 -20%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 260 $39,330 -15.4%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,690 $35,880 -7.1%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,620 $38,240 4.3%
Tool and Die Makers 1,600 $58,050 -0.6%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 9,590 $44,040 6.8%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 930 $42,450 -7.5%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $36,000 -5.4%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 140 $45,190 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,360 $34,270 -9.6%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 170 $36,320 5.9%
Sewing Machine Operators 2,640 $28,610 -1.9%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $28,680 -12.5%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $37,320 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,890 $40,640 3.1%
Furniture Finishers 470 $36,880 0%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,220 $34,520 4.1%
Woodworkers, All Other 120 $28,640 8.3%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 210 $90,100 0%
Power Plant Operators 760 $84,830 1.3%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 420 $49,260 0%
Gas Plant Operators 230 $72,750 0%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 470 $46,530 2.1%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 750 $39,880 9.3%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 $43,430 -1.1%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 580 $32,650 -15.5%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,810 $40,010 2.2%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 370 $31,660 -2.7%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,470 $39,980 -0.8%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,340 $39,750 6%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 580 $43,280 6.9%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,280 $41,000 -11.3%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 350 $38,010 2.9%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 740 $45,180 13.5%
Medical Appliance Technicians 690 $39,230 8.7%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 1,560 $31,420 10.3%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 10,260 $34,620 1.6%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,870 $40,450 3.1%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,190 $41,830 10.1%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 520 $37,750 0%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $34,160 -3.6%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 210 $35,630 0%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 280 $43,550 0%
Etchers and Engravers 610 $31,590 -3.3%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 660 $37,330 7.6%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,870 $42,290 -9.1%
Helpers--Production Workers 10,760 $29,670 14.8%
Production Workers, All Other 5,550 $35,730 2.9%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,520 $36,770 -2.6%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 480 $29,870 -16.7%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $34,530 2.8%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 690 $32,830 0%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 280 $35,520 -7.1%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 660 $44,110 -4.5%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 270 $64,350 3.7%
Semiconductor Processors 80 $37,730 0%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 40 $44,150 0%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 700 $25,820 7.1%
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 270 $55,040 100%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Minnesota) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification No Data 14 No Data
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification No Data 2 No Data
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification No Data 39 No Data
Snap-On Precision Measurement Certification Certification No Data 0 No Data