What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

15,222,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

140,451

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Retail salespersons 4,602,500 $23,210 1.7%
Cashiers 3,555,500 $21,030 -0.9%
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 1,532,400 $38,550 3.8%
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,469,900 $56,970 5.2%
Sales representatives, services, all other 983,000 $52,510 9.7%
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 595,400 $63,230 23.2%
Driver/sales workers 467,900 $24,040 -1.5%
Counter and rental clerks 458,200 $25,820 5.5%
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers 405,200 $71,650 4.9%
Sales managers 385,500 $121,060 7.5%
Real estate sales agents 348,800 $45,990 5.8%
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 343,600 $78,830 5.1%
Property, real estate, and community association managers 317,300 $58,670 10.3%
Public relations specialists 259,600 $59,300 8.8%
Parts salespersons 251,900 $29,380 5%
Marketing managers 218,300 $132,230 10.1%
Telemarketers 216,600 $24,460 0%
Advertising sales agents 149,900 $49,680 -3.6%
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 141,400 $27,680 3.2%
Sales and related workers, all other 95,900 $33,890 10.6%
Real estate brokers 95,300 $56,730 4.9%
Demonstrators and product promoters 94,700 $27,060 6.6%
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 82,400 $23,810 0.1%
Sales engineers 74,900 $98,720 6.9%
Public relations and fundraising managers 73,500 $111,280 10.4%
Advertising and promotions managers 31,300 $106,130 5.5%
Models 4,800 $22,900 -1.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (National) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Customer Service and Sales Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 3 13,117
MBA Research - Standard Marketing (3 Credit) Certification Very Oversupplied 0 1,636
Advanced Customer Service and Sales Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 696
Retail Industry Fundamentals Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 675
ASK Fundamental Marketing Concepts Certification Very Oversupplied 0 575
Alaska Host - Customer Service Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 506
Brainbench Customer Assistance CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 345
Oklahoma CareerTech - Marketing Education CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 333
DECA School-Based Enterprises Individual Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 275
Career Essentials - Customer Service CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 224
Wisconsin Cooperative Education Skill Standards - Marketing Certification Very Oversupplied 0 189
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Marketing Certification Very Oversupplied 0 189
Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training Certification Very Oversupplied 4 181
Oklahoma CareerTech - Marketing Fundamentals CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 167
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Retail Merchandising CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 125
ASK Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management Certification Very Oversupplied 0 66
Brainbench Marketing Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 55
Brainbench Sales Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 55
Wisconsin Cooperative Education Skill Standards - Advanced Marketing Certification Very Oversupplied 0 26
Brainbench E-Commerce Concepts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
Wisconsin Cooperative Education Skill Standards - Professional Sales Certification Very Oversupplied 0 12
College Level Examination Program - Principles of Marketing CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
Brainbench Marketing Strategy CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
Precision Exams - Customer Service CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
Brainbench Outbound Sales Skills CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Brainbench Market Research CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate License Certification Very Undersupplied 21 1