What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

1,557,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

27,234

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 9,300 $95,630 17%
Logisticians 12,760 $77,800 15.6%
Billing and Posting Clerks 41,800 $36,540 21.4%
Cargo and Freight Agents 11,590 $41,680 19.2%
Couriers and Messengers 7,500 $26,460 18.7%
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 19,790 $38,450 12.3%
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 1,770 $48,530 31.6%
Avionics Technicians 1,860 $58,380 9.1%
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 12,140 $41,430 15.6%
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 1,630 $31,340 12.3%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 54,140 $40,570 14.2%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 27,900 $46,810 20%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 13,470 $48,160 18.5%
Rail Car Repairers 1,970 $51,450 16.8%
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,520 $42,750 13.2%
Motorcycle Mechanics 1,480 $36,880 17.6%
Tire Repairers and Changers 12,110 $28,100 19%
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 650 $49,600 10.8%
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 10,590 $183,440 9.1%
Commercial Pilots 5,270 $92,720 15.6%
Air Traffic Controllers 2,210 $142,980 7.2%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 790 $24,590 24.1%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 12,930 $39,030 17.5%
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 34,850 $28,290 11.5%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 185,220 $41,760 17.4%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 70,570 $32,540 17.1%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 16,860 $24,720 18%
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 2,520 $34,050 15.9%
Locomotive Engineers 5,460 $59,710 11.7%
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 580 $48,030 15.5%
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 3,340 $53,850 12%
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 4,660 $64,170 10.9%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 2,580 $37,190 16.3%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 3,090 $98,990 16.5%
Motorboat Operators 90 $54,400 22.2%
Parking Lot Attendants 10,350 $21,260 9.7%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 10,640 $24,180 17.5%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 57,840 $32,210 16.2%
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 36,650 $23,560 18.1%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 176,940 $27,100 17%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 48,120 $22,120 11.9%
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 3,090 $37,240 19.1%
Material Moving Workers, All Other 1,790 $30,710 14.5%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 16,820 $61,940 9.5%
Bicycle Repairers 430 $24,400 2.3%
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 1,470 $59,730 17.7%
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 2,340 $35,330 -7.3%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 1,440 $37,380 15.3%
Airfield Operations Specialists 910 $53,490 16.5%
Flight Attendants 15,420 $66,120 16.5%
Bridge and Lock Tenders 70 $27,850 0%
Traffic Technicians 420 $42,570 16.7%
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants 1,500 $19,210 18%
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 3,560 $41,200 15.4%
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 970 $70,040 11.3%
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 200 $46,840 10%
Wellhead Pumpers 3,870 $55,140 13.4%
Ship Engineers 470 $69,090 17%
Subway and Streetcar Operators 160 $44,610 18.8%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Texas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Automotive Service Excellence Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 10,131 16,367
FAA Small UAS Remote Pilot Airman Certification Supply meets demand 35 40
Commercial Driver's License License Very Undersupplied 133,316 0
EETC Certified Technician Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
FAA A&P Aviation and Maintenance Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 690 0
FAA Drone Simulator Pilot Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 124 0
FAA Private Pilot Certification Very Undersupplied 21 0
Flagger Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 44 0
ICAR Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 485 0