What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

511,300

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,892

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 760 $57,230 5.3%
Mechanical Drafters 2,460 $53,710 2.8%
Drafters, All Other 1,220 $51,940 4.1%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 420 $67,740 2.4%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,450 $61,540 -1.2%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 420 $56,230 0%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,220 $54,810 0.6%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 2,300 $53,920 7.4%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 3,280 $57,110 7.9%
Chemical Technicians 3,820 $45,150 4.5%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 14,240 $46,760 3.2%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,510 $33,810 4%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 16,750 $63,180 3.9%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 3,920 $33,230 -4.3%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 800 $43,670 6.3%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2,320 $57,740 0.4%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 580 $74,150 -3.4%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 1,360 $27,020 1.5%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 2,570 $44,750 12.1%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 1,290 $30,470 8.5%
Home Appliance Repairers 2,450 $36,010 -6.1%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 19,490 $51,650 7%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,560 $45,760 5.5%
Medical Equipment Repairers 1,980 $46,850 1.5%
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 380 $30,610 -2.6%
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 670 $57,010 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 56,260 $39,830 5.7%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 2,430 $34,920 -25.9%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 740 $39,200 -5.4%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 5,770 $38,430 5.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 30,650 $59,700 -0.9%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 510 $42,430 -19.6%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 660 $37,710 -19.7%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 6,570 $47,280 -17.7%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 450 $35,380 2.2%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 4,970 $35,160 4.8%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 2,210 $28,240 1.8%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 3,040 $27,040 0.7%
Food Batchmakers 6,010 $32,920 3.7%
Food Processing Workers, All Other 2,250 $25,170 8%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 13,360 $40,400 1%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 2,010 $49,020 16.9%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6,480 $33,780 -15.6%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,010 $38,970 -19.8%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,650 $39,580 -12.5%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 17,640 $33,920 -7.3%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 660 $41,280 -19.7%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6,970 $33,290 -10.2%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,710 $39,080 -9.4%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,370 $46,750 -24.1%
Machinists 27,740 $41,390 2.1%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 1,170 $35,430 -6%
Pourers and Casters, Metal 580 $32,020 -20.7%
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 350 $40,810 -11.4%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 1,800 $32,310 -19.4%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,850 $29,850 -14.8%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,980 $34,770 -2.7%
Tool and Die Makers 7,850 $49,840 -7.1%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 18,080 $39,390 2.8%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,150 $38,220 -8.9%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,680 $35,970 -13.7%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 140 $39,780 0%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,410 $32,810 -12.9%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 740 $37,680 -1.4%
Sewing Machine Operators 3,280 $24,580 -18%
Sewers, Hand 100 $28,010 -20%
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $30,050 -12%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $27,870 -11.8%
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $44,230 0%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 750 $37,930 -5.3%
Upholsterers 1,030 $32,060 0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 4,760 $35,170 3.6%
Furniture Finishers 1,330 $30,630 1.5%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,180 $30,930 0%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 4,610 $30,700 2%
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 830 $84,540 -8.4%
Power Plant Operators 1,180 $73,260 -5.1%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 2,630 $61,560 -8.7%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,550 $66,760 -1.9%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 5,630 $47,410 -5%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,900 $41,470 -3.2%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,180 $36,150 -10.2%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 840 $27,600 -20.2%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7,660 $37,260 -5%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,840 $35,570 -5.2%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,990 $32,590 -9.9%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 1,480 $34,690 -8.8%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 31,180 $38,500 -13.5%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 1,150 $36,170 -6.1%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 980 $40,550 12.2%
Medical Appliance Technicians 690 $36,220 14.5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 960 $30,900 11.5%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 17,980 $31,070 1.6%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,640 $35,280 -1.1%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 2,640 $38,390 6.8%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 900 $33,850 -5.6%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,390 $33,320 0.7%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 890 $30,860 1.1%
Etchers and Engravers 570 $34,080 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 2,590 $34,230 -7.3%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,110 $40,160 -8.8%
Tire Builders 1,150 $51,310 -20.9%
Helpers--Production Workers 18,320 $29,970 7.8%
Production Workers, All Other 18,210 $32,410 4.3%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 3,990 $31,200 -2.3%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 980 $29,410 -26.5%
Watch Repairers 140 $37,420 -28.6%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 830 $34,240 1.2%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 1,510 $34,500 6%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 460 $56,260 -8.7%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 1,450 $31,950 -7.6%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 480 $25,110 -4.2%
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 30 $22,230 -33.3%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 460 $53,660 -2.2%
Semiconductor Processors 680 $38,000 -4.4%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 300 $32,100 -3.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Ohio) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
FANUC America - Handling Tool Operation and Programming Certification Very Oversupplied 0 326
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 1 262
DX100 Basic Programming With Material Handling Certification Very Oversupplied 0 199
MSSC Certified Logistics Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 35
MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 26
Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operator License License Supply meets demand 0 5
IPC-A-610 Certification Certification Supply meets demand 4 0