What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

419,900

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,981

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 810 $69,900 7.4%
Mechanical Drafters 1,490 $66,280 12.1%
Drafters, All Other 370 $49,930 8.1%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,730 $69,850 6.2%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 700 $57,430 10%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 390 $53,540 12.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 950 $76,910 6.3%
Chemical Technicians 4,210 $53,190 10%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,040 $50,750 8.8%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,910 $37,220 8.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 12,510 $73,690 7%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 4,490 $44,420 4.2%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 380 $51,100 7.9%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2,020 $60,320 6.4%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 540 $89,150 -1.9%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 340 $37,860 8.8%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 2,560 $53,680 17.2%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 770 $43,810 11.7%
Home Appliance Repairers 2,020 $48,550 7.9%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 7,500 $57,780 10.9%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,010 $46,700 13.9%
Medical Equipment Repairers 940 $54,450 4.3%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 290 $43,920 -6.9%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 930 $67,660 3.2%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,830 $42,800 7.4%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 890 $34,490 12.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 1,600 $42,670 -0.6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 5,270 $37,740 9.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 12,980 $68,890 4.9%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 250 $36,200 -12%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 390 $37,490 -2.6%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 1,110 $43,020 7.2%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 3,480 $46,350 6.3%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,860 $25,360 9.1%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 720 $26,710 12.5%
Food Batchmakers 2,850 $32,040 12.6%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 1,130 $22,690 12.4%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 3,760 $44,850 8.2%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 590 $53,420 22%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,880 $33,800 2.7%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $33,660 -9.1%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 $34,060 1.8%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,410 $33,920 -0.9%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $50,480 -8%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,470 $35,090 -1.4%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 630 $40,940 1.6%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 540 $47,860 -9.3%
Machinists 4,550 $49,440 8.6%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 170 $48,590 5.9%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,830 $33,640 -0.7%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,550 $34,030 4.5%
Tool and Die Makers 950 $56,230 0%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 4,970 $44,660 10.1%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 930 $30,660 -3.2%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $37,850 -3.8%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 120 $33,470 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 $35,410 -3.9%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 70 $27,370 14.3%
Sewing Machine Operators 2,840 $22,240 6%
Sewers, Hand 450 $29,890 4.4%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $28,230 14.3%
Upholsterers 580 $35,550 5.2%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 3,940 $43,650 6.1%
Furniture Finishers 670 $31,410 3%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 260 $31,120 7.7%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 390 $32,110 7.7%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 270 $91,370 -11.1%
Power Plant Operators 590 $88,110 -3.4%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 580 $63,470 -1.7%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 310 $0 3.2%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 3,540 $47,730 2.5%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,160 $56,830 6.9%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 610 $35,930 3.3%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 790 $38,020 -5.1%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,050 $40,520 3%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 340 $19,950 2.9%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,220 $31,220 3.6%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,650 $34,720 3%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 190 $42,120 10.5%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 13,240 $40,150 -1.5%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 970 $56,880 -12.4%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 810 $39,770 18.5%
Medical Appliance Technicians 650 $39,140 15.4%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 15,570 $26,340 8.4%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,360 $38,140 3%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,220 $48,090 6.6%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 590 $27,930 11.9%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $38,600 0%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 540 $29,090 9.3%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 $34,010 14.3%
Etchers and Engravers 270 $26,470 -3.7%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 780 $44,530 6.4%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,120 $28,420 -7.1%
Helpers--Production Workers 5,990 $25,650 16.5%
Production Workers, All Other 5,740 $28,120 7.5%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 2,900 $31,140 4.5%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 600 $27,700 -11.7%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 430 $27,730 11.6%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 870 $28,890 14.9%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 140 $51,750 -7.1%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 520 $29,940 0%
Semiconductor Processors 490 $38,120 8.2%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 220 $43,440 0%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 480 $23,160 2.1%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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Demanded Earned
R410A Refrigerant Safety Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 2 35
NIMS Machining Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 7 0
MSI Certified Manufacturing Technician Certification Supply meets demand 0 0
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Moderately Undersupplied 7 0