What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

394,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

7,730

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Construction Managers 8,450 $99,270 7.3%
Cost Estimators 9,240 $67,680 9.3%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 3,820 $83,040 4.2%
Landscape Architects 870 $78,080 5.7%
Surveyors 1,500 $63,240 10.7%
Civil Engineers 9,840 $88,070 9.9%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,080 $51,950 7.2%
Civil Engineering Technicians 2,080 $52,020 9.1%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 2,100 $44,610 9%
Interior Designers 1,470 $50,380 4.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 4,770 $47,920 12.2%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 34,720 $28,600 12.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 20,850 $63,510 8.3%
Boilermakers 430 $55,010 4.7%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 3,670 $46,230 6%
Carpenters 25,310 $42,080 5.6%
Tile and Marble Setters 860 $43,490 4.7%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 4,260 $42,140 7.7%
Construction Laborers 28,300 $30,890 8.3%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 1,710 $33,050 8.2%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 11,170 $40,220 8.4%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 2,600 $36,820 -2.7%
Electricians 18,190 $48,650 5.7%
Glaziers 950 $38,560 7.4%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 740 $36,640 -2.7%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 1,200 $48,440 3.3%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 10,880 $37,930 2.8%
Pipelayers 1,660 $34,320 12.7%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 14,320 $49,960 10.3%
Roofers 2,920 $42,110 6.5%
Sheet Metal Workers 3,960 $47,520 5.6%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 1,310 $50,030 7.6%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 2,040 $29,570 7.4%
Helpers--Carpenters 2,470 $28,780 10.1%
Helpers--Electricians 3,510 $30,450 6%
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 140 $28,140 0%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2,350 $30,350 13.6%
Helpers--Roofers 480 $29,020 6.3%
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 1,390 $29,940 7.2%
Fence Erectors 820 $32,420 6.1%
Highway Maintenance Workers 4,600 $36,640 5%
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 320 $45,100 15.6%
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 720 $37,610 -11.1%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 1,100 $63,380 6.4%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 11,880 $49,970 11.5%
Millwrights 730 $50,510 5.5%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 2,970 $64,820 11.8%
Commercial Divers 200 $44,840 5%
Riggers 1,290 $52,300 3.1%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 4,200 $28,660 11.2%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 2,160 $41,170 -15.7%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 750 $51,230 2.7%
Crane and Tower Operators 930 $60,990 5.4%
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,440 $41,950 9.7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 110 $43,510 0%
Carpet Installers 430 $31,030 4.7%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 620 $45,200 6.5%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 790 $38,610 13.9%
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 770 $46,110 -7.8%
Mechanical Door Repairers 470 $39,070 6.4%
Rock Splitters, Quarry 240 $36,090 -16.7%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Virginia) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Autodesk Certified User Software Moderately Undersupplied 1,718 1,016
NCCER - Core Curriculum Certification Very Oversupplied 0 623
EPA HVAC Certification Certification Supply meets demand 633 604
Autodesk Certified Professional Software Very Undersupplied 1,718 206
ICC Certificate of Achievement Certification Very Oversupplied 0 205
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Fundamentals of Construction CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 177
AWS Certified Welder Certification Very Undersupplied 1,045 170
Career Essentials - Carpentry CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 104
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Mechanical Drafting and Design CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 88
PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 85
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Welding CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 80
NCCER - Electrical Certification Very Oversupplied 1 57
Career Essentials - Technical Drafting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 52
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Carpentry CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 51
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Electrical Construction Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 51
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Architectural Drafting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 50
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Technical Drafting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 49
Career Essentials - Welding CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 47
Certified Solidworks Associate Software Very Oversupplied 0 47
NCCER - Welding Certification Very Oversupplied 4 47
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - CAD CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 42
NCCER - Carpentry Certification Very Oversupplied 9 40
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - CAD-CAM CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 36
Brainbench AutoCAD Certification Software Very Undersupplied 1,373 34
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification Very Oversupplied 0 33
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Masonry (Brick) CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 25
Certified Drafter Certification Very Oversupplied 0 24
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Electrical Occupations CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 21
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Building Construction Occupations CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 15
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Design and Pre-Construction Assessment CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 15
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Interior Design Fundamentals CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 13
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Building Trades Maintenance CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
Career Essentials - Electrical Construction Wiring CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
ETA Fiber Optics Installer Certification Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
ETA Data Cabling Installer Certification Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
Landscape Management Certification Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
NCCER - Construction Technology Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 7
Career Essentials - Masonry CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
Certified Apprentice Drafter Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Cabinetmaking CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
HBI Carpentry Certification Supply meets demand 0 3
NCCER - HVAC Certification Supply meets demand 3 3
NCCER - Plumbing Certification Supply meets demand 0 3
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - HVAC/R CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Masonry (Block) CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 3
HBI Basic Principles of Construction Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Housing and Furnishings CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Career Essentials - Architectural Drafting CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
HBI Building Construction Technology Certification Supply meets demand 0 1
EPA Painters, Repair, and Renovation Certificate Certification Very Undersupplied 14 0
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 24 0
EPA Section 609 Technician Certification Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
Electrician License License Very Undersupplied 8,708 0
NATE Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 137 0
Plumber License License Very Undersupplied 5,258 0
Solid Edge Certified Professional Certification Supply meets demand 1 0