What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

199,200

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,000

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Construction Managers 4,170 $79,090 7.2%
Cost Estimators 2,080 $63,950 5.3%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 940 $68,910 6.4%
Landscape Architects 130 $67,180 15.4%
Surveyors 540 $52,670 9.3%
Civil Engineers 2,850 $79,510 8.8%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 620 $47,480 9.7%
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,350 $46,040 4.4%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 720 $35,560 8.3%
Interior Designers 510 $47,020 3.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 2,030 $43,780 14.8%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 11,400 $26,590 15%
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 130 $51,370 15.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 7,890 $60,150 3.8%
Boilermakers 540 $84,930 3.7%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,200 $42,210 3.3%
Carpenters 9,270 $43,050 4.1%
Tile and Marble Setters 380 $37,740 5.3%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 2,270 $38,320 6.2%
Construction Laborers 12,780 $33,610 7.1%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 1,200 $38,260 5.8%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 6,870 $45,030 2%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 910 $40,610 -6.6%
Electricians 8,790 $52,150 3.3%
Glaziers 540 $40,040 7.4%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 730 $35,460 -5.5%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 230 $39,600 4.3%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 3,290 $35,290 2.1%
Pipelayers 290 $33,640 10.3%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 7,360 $53,210 10.5%
Roofers 1,270 $39,410 4.7%
Sheet Metal Workers 1,570 $40,300 5.1%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 1,160 $43,410 10.3%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 380 $34,930 5.3%
Helpers--Carpenters 230 $27,280 13%
Helpers--Electricians 980 $30,120 4.1%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,030 $28,810 11.7%
Helpers--Roofers 230 $31,220 4.3%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 280 $58,820 7.1%
Fence Erectors 510 $30,420 2%
Highway Maintenance Workers 2,330 $32,800 4.7%
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 110 $44,760 -27.3%
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 260 $39,790 0%
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 300 $45,690 -6.7%
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 120 $31,700 -8.3%
Helpers--Extraction Workers 670 $39,920 -23.9%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 550 $56,760 3.6%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,170 $40,330 10.1%
Millwrights 1,010 $54,010 12.9%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 2,510 $67,350 12.4%
Riggers 450 $39,540 8.9%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,510 $31,850 9.9%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 900 $34,980 -18.9%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 390 $35,070 5.1%
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 670 $35,610 9%
Crane and Tower Operators 730 $48,950 9.6%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 780 $43,310 -11.5%
Hoist and Winch Operators 160 $36,670 -6.3%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 30 $40,580 0%
Carpet Installers 380 $43,550 5.3%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 170 $57,710 11.8%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 210 $40,220 9.5%
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 640 $47,890 -26.6%
Mechanical Door Repairers 230 $39,430 8.7%
Roof Bolters, Mining 590 $47,270 -28.8%
Extraction Workers, All Other 180 $42,010 -22.2%
Mining Machine Operators, All Other 270 $45,240 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Kentucky) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
AWS Certified Welder Certification Very Oversupplied 265 979
NCCER - Core Curriculum Certification Very Oversupplied 0 689
NCCER - Carpentry Certification Very Oversupplied 0 581
Kentucky TRACK Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Very Oversupplied 0 419
NCCER - Electronic Systems Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 332
Autodesk Certified User Software Moderately Undersupplied 671 300
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Electrical Occupations CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 82
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 9 50
NCCER - Heavy Equipment Operations Certification Very Oversupplied 0 40
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - CAD CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 35
Woodwork Career Alliance - Green Credential Certification Very Oversupplied 0 32
NCCER - Masonry Certification Very Oversupplied 0 31
NCCER - HVAC Certification Very Oversupplied 0 28
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification Very Oversupplied 0 26
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Interior Design Fundamentals CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 4
Certified Solidworks Associate Software Supply meets demand 0 2
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Welding CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Carpentry CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Autodesk Certified Professional Software Very Undersupplied 671 0
Brainbench AutoCAD Certification Software Very Undersupplied 586 0
EPA HVAC Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 199 0
Electrician License License Very Undersupplied 3,725 0
ICC Certificate of Achievement Certification Supply meets demand 4 0
Ladder Safety Training Certification Supply meets demand 1 0
NATE Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 28 0
NCCER - Electrical Certification Very Undersupplied 12 0
Plumber License License Very Undersupplied 1,454 0