What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

419,900

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,996

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Construction Managers 9,160 $131,130 9.9%
Cost Estimators 5,290 $69,960 12.1%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 2,680 $79,200 9%
Landscape Architects 390 $74,950 10.3%
Surveyors 1,120 $68,630 16.1%
Civil Engineers 7,730 $97,060 12.7%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,750 $57,790 12.4%
Civil Engineering Technicians 810 $57,530 9.9%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 600 $47,850 15%
Interior Designers 2,070 $54,210 6.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 3,470 $54,570 13.3%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 36,010 $30,530 13.3%
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 760 $28,600 9.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 8,750 $75,060 10.3%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 2,530 $66,790 13.8%
Carpenters 24,930 $58,190 8.7%
Tile and Marble Setters 1,990 $48,440 14.6%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 3,010 $55,670 15%
Construction Laborers 31,110 $47,180 9.6%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 990 $46,120 5.1%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 5,740 $71,650 9.2%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,880 $52,950 5.3%
Electricians 17,870 $64,290 13.4%
Glaziers 980 $64,590 16.3%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 780 $33,000 3.8%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 240 $74,360 12.5%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 7,560 $49,720 7.1%
Pipelayers 650 $66,640 12.3%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10,250 $63,700 19.3%
Roofers 1,960 $59,340 15.3%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,230 $56,120 13.9%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 1,330 $90,570 15%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 410 $36,640 14.6%
Helpers--Carpenters 1,000 $32,390 15%
Helpers--Electricians 1,800 $35,960 15%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 850 $35,340 23.5%
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 310 $33,880 16.1%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 520 $70,890 17.3%
Fence Erectors 760 $33,020 14.5%
Highway Maintenance Workers 3,590 $44,270 -1.9%
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 500 $57,460 12%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 620 $67,220 4.8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 10,630 $57,640 17.8%
Millwrights 1,040 $70,880 16.3%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 1,650 $88,610 8.5%
Commercial Divers 90 $74,430 0%
Riggers 160 $60,220 6.3%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 3,540 $28,880 9.9%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 800 $44,000 -6.3%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 1,550 $59,030 3.2%
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 270 $32,010 11.1%
Crane and Tower Operators 770 $69,860 9.1%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 950 $68,300 9.5%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 330 $54,500 6.1%
Carpet Installers 1,020 $51,120 14.7%
Pile-Driver Operators 180 $0 5.6%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 510 $87,270 15.7%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 920 $44,000 101.1%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 1,030 $55,380 3.9%
Mechanical Door Repairers 770 $47,490 14.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (New Jersey) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Autodesk Certified User Software Very Undersupplied 1,083 404
AWS Certified Welder Certification Very Undersupplied 451 66
Autodesk Certified Professional Software Very Undersupplied 1,083 0
Brainbench AutoCAD Certification Software Very Undersupplied 937 0
EPA HVAC Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 228 0
EPA Painters, Repair, and Renovation Certificate Certification Moderately Undersupplied 7 0
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 15 0
Electrician License License Very Undersupplied 4,871 0
NATE Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 57 0
Plumber License License Very Undersupplied 2,066 0