What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

38,000

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,562

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Mechanical Drafters 170 $41,480 11.8%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 170 $50,230 11.8%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 130 $38,880 7.7%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 130 $43,430 15.4%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 90 $53,450 0%
Chemical Technicians 110 $34,290 9.1%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 610 $39,330 9.8%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 200 $28,940 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 930 $69,400 8.6%
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 400 $36,890 5%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 460 $45,470 8.7%
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 130 $36,520 7.7%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 90 $46,790 11.1%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 350 $31,740 11.4%
Home Appliance Repairers 210 $37,590 4.8%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,220 $45,240 19.7%
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $27,030 0%
Medical Equipment Repairers 230 $48,620 8.7%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,870 $36,310 8.7%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 150 $32,140 0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 290 $44,220 6.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,400 $58,770 9.3%
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 130 $27,830 -7.7%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 590 $35,250 -8.5%
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 870 $30,030 5.7%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 790 $30,970 11.4%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 830 $29,720 9.6%
Food Batchmakers 510 $29,400 7.8%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 390 $37,930 12.8%
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 50 $47,000 40%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $34,100 0%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $39,810 0%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $38,530 14.3%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 920 $35,910 3.3%
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $33,630 0%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $35,260 0%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 20 $35,990 0%
Machinists 940 $37,290 12.8%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $31,000 0%
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $41,730 10%
Tool and Die Makers 150 $41,070 6.7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,150 $37,440 13%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $43,920 -2.5%
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $35,710 0%
Sewing Machine Operators 320 $27,120 -3.1%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 880 $30,590 4.5%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 390 $30,580 5.1%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 710 $29,180 4.2%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 $46,470 25%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 30 $51,040 33.3%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 440 $35,430 6.8%
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $37,560 15%
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $31,550 0%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $32,770 -14.3%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $37,640 9.7%
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 620 $35,470 8.1%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 $33,390 9.3%
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $34,890 0%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 720 $35,100 -4.2%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 160 $35,370 -12.5%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 140 $32,510 14.3%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 70 $29,330 0%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 860 $29,980 7%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 830 $35,210 9.6%
Painters, Transportation Equipment 150 $38,600 13.3%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $32,400 14.3%
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $28,430 0%
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $32,580 12.5%
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $33,730 0%
Tire Builders 30 $30,320 0%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 290 $25,530 6.9%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 80 $29,190 -25%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $27,070 6.7%
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $30,220 13.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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