What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

148,300

Total High School CTE Concentrators

8,151

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Construction Managers 3,630 $78,040 14.3%
Cost Estimators 2,180 $60,460 12.4%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 850 $67,290 9.4%
Landscape Architects 250 $51,180 16%
Surveyors 370 $63,350 13.5%
Civil Engineers 1,820 $82,350 13.2%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 870 $53,010 13.8%
Civil Engineering Technicians 890 $51,260 11.2%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 330 $47,870 12.1%
Interior Designers 480 $42,690 6.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 1,570 $45,310 12.7%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 11,030 $28,190 15.5%
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 1,080 $31,830 7.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5,850 $60,500 14.2%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,580 $55,070 14.6%
Carpenters 10,570 $41,240 11.4%
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 230 $54,470 17.4%
Tile and Marble Setters 320 $41,360 15.6%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 3,820 $39,860 16.5%
Construction Laborers 12,780 $36,340 14.2%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 610 $40,030 11.5%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 5,390 $47,100 12.1%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,420 $34,050 4.9%
Electricians 7,910 $54,010 13.3%
Glaziers 390 $35,330 12.8%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 340 $38,920 5.9%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 490 $48,410 14.3%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 3,450 $40,880 8.7%
Pipelayers 800 $43,780 12.5%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 6,620 $51,460 17.8%
Roofers 1,720 $37,490 15.1%
Sheet Metal Workers 1,930 $46,180 14.5%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 890 $54,320 15.7%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 260 $36,680 11.5%
Helpers--Carpenters 390 $29,120 12.8%
Helpers--Electricians 860 $31,790 15.1%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $31,100 21.7%
Helpers--Roofers 90 $29,120 11.1%
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 550 $18,390 14.5%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 160 $84,440 12.5%
Fence Erectors 520 $32,810 13.5%
Highway Maintenance Workers 3,450 $46,810 4.3%
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 130 $44,060 23.1%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 550 $65,850 3.6%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 3,630 $50,690 19.3%
Millwrights 980 $51,920 15.3%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 1,700 $72,580 8.8%
Riggers 70 $42,750 14.3%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 740 $29,100 14.9%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 1,730 $36,230 -14.5%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 280 $55,400 7.1%
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 1,160 $34,020 -8.6%
Crane and Tower Operators 770 $54,960 9.1%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,150 $43,990 12.2%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 140 $46,080 7.1%
Carpet Installers 720 $46,650 16.7%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 230 $40,240 17.4%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 370 $42,880 21.6%
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 90 $39,080 0%
Mechanical Door Repairers 220 $38,880 18.2%
Tapers 220 $55,920 9.1%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Iowa) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
AWS Certified Welder Certification No Data 310 No Data
Autodesk Certified Professional Software No Data 620 No Data
Autodesk Certified User Software No Data 620 No Data
Brainbench AutoCAD Certification Software No Data 503 No Data
Certified Fiber Optic Technician Certification No Data 2 No Data
EPA HVAC Certification Certification No Data 52 No Data
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Certification No Data 5 No Data
Electrician License License No Data 3,239 No Data
LEED Green Associate Certification No Data 10 No Data
NATE Certification Certification No Data 11 No Data
Plumber License License No Data 1,108 No Data