What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

191,400

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,315

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 300 $61,000 10%
Mechanical Drafters 1,090 $58,020 6.4%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,590 $68,340 3.8%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 380 $56,950 2.6%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 720 $67,980 4.2%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 740 $56,920 6.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,080 $63,020 5.6%
Chemical Technicians 580 $52,500 5.2%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 5,030 $47,680 7%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 710 $38,270 8.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6,520 $65,390 8.3%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 960 $34,960 1%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 150 $38,980 6.7%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,120 $59,430 3.6%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 350 $70,880 8.6%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 380 $39,020 7.9%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,050 $46,140 16.2%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 590 $25,560 8.5%
Home Appliance Repairers 630 $35,620 1.6%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 4,330 $51,430 10.2%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,800 $48,390 9.6%
Medical Equipment Repairers 520 $42,630 0%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,730 $32,360 9.4%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 810 $30,000 2.5%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 210 $36,870 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,420 $43,870 9.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 8,500 $57,600 2.9%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 980 $47,560 -16.3%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 270 $33,470 -11.1%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 350 $31,790 -14.3%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,690 $27,500 5.3%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 870 $22,860 3.4%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 1,460 $23,240 4.1%
Food Batchmakers 1,030 $27,800 4.9%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2,700 $38,310 0.4%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 220 $48,920 13.6%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 720 $34,420 -15.3%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $58,120 -14.3%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 490 $35,910 -8.2%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,660 $31,280 -8.3%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $38,720 -18.9%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 840 $31,090 -10.7%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 590 $38,380 -8.5%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $31,010 -16.7%
Machinists 5,380 $43,140 3%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 260 $37,400 -3.8%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 190 $29,200 -26.3%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 920 $28,450 -13%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,830 $33,950 -3.2%
Tool and Die Makers 420 $59,020 -4.8%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 9,860 $41,470 6.1%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 830 $37,550 -10.8%
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $38,430 -8.7%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 $38,130 -11.1%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 250 $36,820 -4%
Sewing Machine Operators 830 $22,290 0%
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 320 $31,360 0%
Upholsterers 350 $27,470 -2.9%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,060 $30,840 4.7%
Furniture Finishers 160 $34,280 0%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 460 $35,760 8.7%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 360 $30,100 5.6%
Power Plant Operators 450 $69,900 6.7%
Gas Plant Operators 820 $65,970 4.9%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,830 $72,430 5.5%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 930 $39,660 5.4%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $34,410 6.3%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 $30,140 -2%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 350 $29,130 -20%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,110 $36,910 3.6%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 120 $28,490 -8.3%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,150 $31,200 -4.3%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 340 $37,260 2.9%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,840 $41,800 -6.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 260 $40,870 0%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 320 $42,770 9.4%
Medical Appliance Technicians 70 $34,280 0%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 350 $31,860 5.7%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,810 $26,870 7.1%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,580 $34,080 2.5%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 570 $40,660 3.5%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 160 $35,350 6.3%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 410 $26,580 2.4%
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $40,530 -11.1%
Etchers and Engravers 50 $29,830 0%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,180 $32,280 6.8%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,710 $53,500 -9.9%
Helpers--Production Workers 4,900 $29,240 9.2%
Production Workers, All Other 1,800 $30,480 10%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 970 $25,110 6.2%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 450 $25,250 -22.2%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 820 $29,490 2.4%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 490 $35,970 -6.1%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 170 $50,810 -5.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Oklahoma) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
NIMS Machining Certification Very Oversupplied 0 539
PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 340
NC3 - MultiMeter Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 168
PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 72
Oklahoma CareerTech - Lathe Operator CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 68
Oklahoma CareerTech - Commercial Industrial Electrician's Assistant CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 62
Oklahoma CareerTech - Drill Press Operator CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 50
Oklahoma CareerTech - CNC Machining Center Operator CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 43
NC3 - Starrett Tape and Rule Measurement Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 32
NC3 - Starrett Caliper Measurement Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 31
Oklahoma CareerTech - Fluid Power Mechanic CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 23
Oklahoma CareerTech - Sheet Metal Technician CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 21
Oklahoma CareerTech - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 18
NCCER - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
Career Essentials - CNC Milling and Turning CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Precision Machining CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate Certification Moderately Undersupplied 8 0
Snap-On Precision Measurement Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 0