What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

15,222,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

295,786

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Mechanical engineers 288,800 $85,880 8.8%
Industrial engineers 257,900 $85,880 9.7%
Electrical engineers 188,300 $95,060 8.6%
Architectural and engineering managers 180,100 $137,720 5.5%
Electronics engineers, except computer 136,300 $102,180 3.7%
Engineers, all other 132,500 $97,250 6.4%
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 89,500 $69,400 11.1%
Chemists 88,300 $74,740 6.5%
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other 76,100 $48,090 9.7%
Computer hardware engineers 73,600 $115,120 5.5%
Aerospace engineers 69,600 $113,030 6.1%
Social scientists and related workers, all other 42,100 $79,370 6.5%
Biological scientists, all other 38,700 $76,690 8%
Statisticians 37,200 $84,060 33.8%
Social science research assistants 34,000 $46,000 4.3%
Petroleum engineers 33,700 $132,280 15.2%
Chemical engineers 32,700 $102,160 7.5%
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 32,000 $89,850 14%
Biochemists and biophysicists 31,500 $91,190 11.5%
Computer and information research scientists 27,900 $114,520 19.2%
Materials engineers 27,000 $94,610 1.6%
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 25,900 $88,510 8.6%
Physical scientists, all other 23,500 $103,990 7.2%
Microbiologists 23,200 $69,960 8.2%
Conservation scientists 22,300 $61,480 6.3%
Economists 21,300 $102,490 6.3%
Physicists 17,900 $118,830 14.5%
Nuclear engineers 17,700 $105,810 3.8%
Survey researchers 14,600 $54,270 2.5%
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 12,600 $63,990 19.4%
Atmospheric and space scientists 10,400 $92,070 12%
Life scientists, all other 8,900 $74,540 9.2%
Marine engineers and naval architects 8,200 $90,970 11.5%
Materials scientists 7,900 $99,530 7.1%
Anthropologists and archeologists 7,600 $62,280 4.5%
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers 7,300 $94,240 8.2%
Political scientists 7,300 $115,110 2.8%
Hydrologists 6,700 $79,990 9.9%
Sociologists 3,500 $79,650 1.3%
Historians 3,300 $59,120 6%
Mathematicians 3,100 $103,010 29.7%
Astronomers 2,000 $100,590 10%
Geographers 1,500 $76,860 6.7%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (National) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
NOCTI State Collaboration Assessment - Engineering CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 3,109
PLTW Principles of Engineering CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 19 663
REC Pre-Engineering Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 658
Biotechnician Assistant Credential Certification Very Oversupplied 0 573
Career Essentials - Engineering Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 422
Colorado CTE Engineering and Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 284
Florida Engineering Core Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 274
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 256
ETA Electronics Module - DC Certification Very Oversupplied 0 219
REC Robotics Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 192
Precision Exams - Biotechnology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 185
PLTW Digital Electronics CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 181
PLTW Aerospace Engineering CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 149
Electronics Systems Associate Certification Very Oversupplied 0 121
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Mechatronics Level 1 CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 100
ETA Electronics Module - Digital (EM4) Certification Very Oversupplied 0 82
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Engineering & Technology Certification Very Oversupplied 0 63
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Electronics CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 1 54
Certified Electronics Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 4,918 50
STEM 101 - Introduction to Engineering CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 48
Electronics Systems Associate - DC Certification Very Oversupplied 0 37
NC3 - Electronics/Electrical Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 37
PLTW Engineering Design and Development CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 1 37
Oklahoma CareerTech - Engine Repair Technician CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 34
Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 33
Electronics Systems Associate - AC Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Science & Math Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
ETA Electronics Module - AC Certification Very Oversupplied 0 16
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Electronics Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 16
ETA Customer Service Specialist Certification Very Oversupplied 0 15
Electronics Systems Associate - Semi-conductor Certification Very Oversupplied 0 12
Electronics Systems Associate - Digital Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
NCATT Aerospace/Aircraft Assembler Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
Engineering byDesign Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Oklahoma CareerTech - General Electronics Technician CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
CertTEC Basic Composites Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
Career Essentials - Electronics Applications/Electronics Technology CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1