What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

294,000

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,470

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Construction Managers 7,840 $72,630 16.1%
Cost Estimators 3,320 $58,520 14.5%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,260 $73,760 18.3%
Landscape Architects 230 $74,620 21.7%
Surveyors 830 $45,900 24.1%
Civil Engineers 5,230 $85,110 28.3%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,110 $49,800 17.1%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 1,380 $39,300 18.8%
Interior Designers 1,040 $45,910 7.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 3,350 $40,950 19.4%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 17,460 $26,150 17.8%
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 1,720 $27,260 14.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 10,190 $55,520 14.3%
Boilermakers 300 $72,680 6.7%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 2,070 $46,780 15.5%
Stonemasons 180 $38,260 22.2%
Carpenters 9,940 $38,740 10.3%
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 160 $31,940 12.5%
Tile and Marble Setters 670 $36,160 13.4%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 2,400 $37,030 17.5%
Construction Laborers 23,940 $30,650 15.5%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 2,280 $34,930 10.5%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 4,770 $38,400 13.4%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 2,010 $39,810 4.5%
Electricians 11,950 $49,260 15%
Glaziers 830 $36,140 15.7%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 760 $29,280 6.6%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 460 $37,020 21.7%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 5,260 $34,070 6.8%
Pipelayers 1,460 $34,160 12.3%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 7,700 $47,170 20.6%
Roofers 2,160 $32,780 16.7%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,770 $44,190 10.1%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 1,090 $43,420 11.9%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 670 $32,940 16.4%
Helpers--Carpenters 590 $28,820 11.9%
Helpers--Electricians 2,480 $29,700 16.5%
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 230 $29,730 4.3%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,960 $31,260 23.5%
Helpers--Roofers 370 $28,920 18.9%
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 510 $28,060 25.5%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 360 $68,890 16.7%
Highway Maintenance Workers 1,870 $31,670 8%
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 60 $45,810 16.7%
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 290 $40,020 17.2%
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 280 $39,360 35.7%
Helpers--Extraction Workers 180 $35,190 11.1%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 940 $47,690 4.3%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 8,490 $41,460 22.1%
Millwrights 950 $48,520 13.7%
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 150 $38,810 -6.7%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 3,730 $68,890 15.3%
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 120 $25,540 0%
Riggers 190 $38,220 15.8%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 3,040 $29,980 12.8%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 2,050 $36,360 -9.8%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 680 $55,610 2.9%
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 1,490 $33,540 -0.7%
Crane and Tower Operators 530 $52,240 11.3%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 2,040 $37,140 14.7%
Hoist and Winch Operators 30 $36,480 0%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 230 $41,770 8.7%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 300 $40,160 13.3%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 360 $33,210 16.7%
Mechanical Door Repairers 290 $41,820 10.3%
Rock Splitters, Quarry 70 $35,840 14.3%
Floor Sanders and Finishers 320 $37,920 6.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Tennessee) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
NCCER - Core Curriculum Certification Very Oversupplied 0 149
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification Very Oversupplied 0 40
NCCER - Carpentry Certification Very Oversupplied 0 26
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 2 17
AWS Certified Welder Certification Very Undersupplied 539 15
NCCER - Electrical Certification Very Oversupplied 3 15
Certified Solidworks Associate Software Supply meets demand 0 5
NCCER - Plumbing Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Autodesk Certified Professional Software Very Undersupplied 990 0
Autodesk Certified User Software Very Undersupplied 990 0
Brainbench AutoCAD Certification Software Very Undersupplied 888 0
EPA HVAC Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 463 0
Electrician License License Very Undersupplied 3,989 0
Ladder Safety Training Certification Supply meets demand 1 0
NATE Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 136 0
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Carpentry CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 1 0
Plumber License License Very Undersupplied 2,247 0