What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

95,400

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,608

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 160 $52,670 12.5%
Mechanical Drafters 470 $47,090 10.6%
Drafters, All Other 190 $53,170 0%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 480 $60,040 8.3%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 70 $54,610 14.3%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 310 $49,080 9.7%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 140 $55,790 14.3%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 300 $55,790 13.3%
Chemical Technicians 320 $49,540 12.5%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,150 $42,730 10.2%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 900 $33,460 8.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,640 $66,840 9.3%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 500 $40,490 2%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $48,760 0%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 370 $49,930 13.5%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 90 $85,190 0%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 110 $32,630 0%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 380 $43,350 15.8%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 180 $31,770 11.1%
Home Appliance Repairers 610 $35,640 -3.3%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 3,100 $49,770 14.8%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 520 $52,670 17.3%
Medical Equipment Repairers 290 $58,510 3.4%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 180 $48,840 5.6%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9,320 $37,910 11.1%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 60 $29,980 0%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 140 $36,490 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 590 $47,030 10.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5,090 $59,180 8.8%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 20 $34,310 0%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 160 $44,380 -12.5%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 990 $33,150 13.1%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 10,200 $34,710 10.3%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 1,540 $33,400 11%
Food Batchmakers 1,760 $30,980 11.4%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 620 $29,320 11.3%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1,090 $38,140 11%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 90 $47,730 11.1%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $38,200 -4.2%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $37,400 -3.2%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 $37,150 0%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $36,580 -3.2%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $38,610 0%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $43,690 0%
Machinists 3,960 $42,180 10.6%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 50 $32,620 0%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 90 $35,760 -11.1%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 780 $32,170 -3.8%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,060 $32,440 8.5%
Tool and Die Makers 540 $49,980 3.7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 4,390 $40,570 10.9%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $40,970 -3%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $36,530 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 $35,510 -3.8%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $45,900 0%
Sewing Machine Operators 410 $24,050 9.8%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $26,460 0%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $24,880 0%
Upholsterers 90 $56,130 11.1%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 800 $37,330 8.8%
Furniture Finishers 90 $38,990 0%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 100 $29,440 10%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 480 $29,360 14.6%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 200 $94,040 0%
Power Plant Operators 310 $74,290 0%
Gas Plant Operators 470 $62,140 -8.5%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 10 $69,990 0%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 530 $45,220 15.1%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 410 $34,210 9.8%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $34,310 3.2%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $33,570 -12.5%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,390 $34,470 10.8%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 120 $33,700 8.3%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 630 $35,760 9.5%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,350 $40,230 8.9%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 120 $45,410 8.3%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,580 $38,830 0.2%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 200 $25,460 5%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 270 $45,700 25.9%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 110 $30,550 9.1%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,100 $32,000 10.7%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 880 $36,920 11.4%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 280 $40,460 10.7%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $28,980 20%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 360 $25,390 13.9%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 $32,420 14.3%
Etchers and Engravers 80 $39,730 12.5%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 220 $36,850 4.5%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 470 $32,890 6.4%
Helpers--Production Workers 3,420 $30,940 17.5%
Production Workers, All Other 1,110 $24,180 5.4%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 920 $36,500 12%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 120 $29,740 -25%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $29,010 12.5%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 410 $36,150 12.2%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 60 $35,880 0%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 40 $39,730 25%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 170 $29,250 -5.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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