What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

622,700

Total High School CTE Concentrators

907

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Architectural and Engineering Managers 9,330 $129,600 5.3%
Computer and Information Research Scientists 940 $115,290 20.2%
Statisticians 1,350 $82,830 31.1%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 280 $72,290 7.1%
Aerospace Engineers 360 $109,890 8.3%
Chemical Engineers 730 $91,680 6.8%
Computer Hardware Engineers 1,430 $104,730 11.9%
Electrical Engineers 5,510 $92,570 8.3%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 3,150 $95,480 7.9%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 660 $83,160 6.1%
Industrial Engineers 13,270 $85,570 11.8%
Materials Engineers 740 $83,310 2.7%
Mechanical Engineers 14,470 $89,050 5.5%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 270 $91,660 7.4%
Nuclear Engineers 600 $118,110 0%
Engineers, All Other 4,950 $84,550 4.2%
Microbiologists 830 $54,630 2.4%
Biological Scientists, All Other 560 $83,370 3.6%
Conservation Scientists 740 $63,210 5.4%
Life Scientists, All Other 400 $85,920 2.5%
Physicists 710 $111,160 1.4%
Chemists 3,400 $68,160 7.4%
Materials Scientists 300 $97,790 -3.3%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,030 $74,850 6.3%
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 310 $61,400 9.7%
Physical Scientists, All Other 610 $105,390 0%
Economists 480 $104,230 4.2%
Anthropologists and Archeologists 80 $62,330 0%
Historians 60 $63,600 0%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 3,480 $48,420 8%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 1,300 $99,690 0.8%
Survey Researchers 780 $58,370 7.7%
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 740 $76,160 2.7%
Mathematicians 140 $104,050 28.6%
Political Scientists 80 $81,390 12.5%
Social Science Research Assistants 1,020 $48,440 1%
Hydrologists 80 $87,250 12.5%
Sociologists 60 $75,290 -16.7%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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