What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

15,222,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

440,336

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Graphic designers 266,300 $48,700 4.2%
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 237,600 $53,380 -7.6%
Printing press operators 178,700 $35,760 -10.4%
Photographers 147,300 $32,490 -5.6%
Producers and directors 134,700 $71,620 12.2%
Writers and authors 131,200 $61,820 7.6%
Editors 127,400 $58,770 -1.4%
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 106,100 $55,060 1.5%
Art directors 90,300 $92,500 5.4%
Audio and video equipment technicians 83,300 $42,190 12.9%
Music directors and composers 74,800 $50,590 5.7%
Multimedia artists and animators 73,700 $70,530 8.4%
Floral designers 55,000 $26,350 -6.4%
Print binding and finishing workers 54,000 $32,040 -12%
Technical writers 52,400 $70,930 11%
Reporters and correspondents 44,700 $39,370 -10%
Radio and television announcers 41,300 $32,450 -11.6%
Commercial and industrial designers 39,700 $65,970 4.4%
Prepress technicians and workers 34,600 $39,910 -19.9%
Film and video editors 34,200 $61,180 17%
Broadcast technicians 34,000 $39,060 -3.2%
Media and communication workers, all other 32,900 $47,900 9.9%
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 28,000 $49,520 6.6%
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 25,100 $53,550 7%
Fashion designers 23,800 $67,420 2.6%
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 20,600 $79,500 7.9%
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes 19,100 $64,940 4.7%
Sound engineering technicians 17,000 $55,810 6.3%
Set and exhibit designers 14,600 $53,090 10.3%
Desktop publishers 14,600 $42,350 -14%
Proofreaders and copy markers 14,200 $37,550 1.7%
Artists and related workers, all other 12,800 $63,540 5.5%
Craft artists 12,500 $34,940 4.3%
Public address system and other announcers 11,400 $28,440 2.5%
Designers, all other 9,000 $55,930 5.8%
Choreographers 6,900 $48,420 2.8%
Costume attendants 6,600 $42,620 9.7%
Broadcast news analysts 5,700 $62,910 -0.4%
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance 4,800 $59,300 12.5%
Radio operators 900 $44,330 -1%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (National) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Adobe Certified Associate Software Supply meets demand 174,977 67,658
ICT Communication Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 6,491
ICT Gaming Essentials Certification Very Oversupplied 0 5,452
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Television Production CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 1,400
Adobe Certified Expert Software Very Undersupplied 174,977 949
Brainbench Adobe Illustrator Software Very Oversupplied 0 837
PrintED/Skills USA - Advertising and Design Certification Very Oversupplied 0 693
Toon Boom Certified Associate Certification Very Oversupplied 1 607
Brainbench PageMaker Software Very Oversupplied 0 498
Career Essentials - Television Video Production CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 2 444
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Visual Communications and Interactive Media Design CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 384
PrintED/Skills USA - Introduction to Graphic Communication Certification Very Oversupplied 0 368
Brainbench Adobe InDesign Software Very Oversupplied 0 266
PrintED/Skills USA Certificate Certification Very Oversupplied 0 206
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Fashion, Textiles, and Apparel CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 176
Mastercam Associate Level Certification - Mill Design and Toolpaths Certification Very Oversupplied 0 149
Modeling and Simulation Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 88 136
FableVision Animation-ish Software Very Oversupplied 0 132
Oklahoma CareerTech - Production Assistant CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 123
Unity Certified Programmer Certification Very Oversupplied 0 107
Career Essentials - Graphic Communications Examination CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 97
Oklahoma CareerTech - Editor CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 65
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Graphic Production Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 62
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Advertising and Design CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 59
Avid Certified User - Media Composer Software Very Undersupplied 706 58
Oklahoma CareerTech - Producer CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 53
Apple Certified Support Professional Certification Moderately Undersupplied 175 44
PrintED/Skills USA - Graphic Design Certification Very Oversupplied 0 44
Brainbench Desktop Publishing Software Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 38
PrintED/Skills USA - Offset Press Operations/Binding and Finishing Certification Very Oversupplied 0 36
PrintED/Skills USA - Screen Printing Technology Certification Very Oversupplied 0 33
AGSPACE Certification for GIS Beginners Certification Very Oversupplied 0 32
Career Essentials - Photography CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 27
Digital Quest SPACE Geospatial Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 27
Avid Certified User - Pro Tools Software Very Oversupplied 32 26
Kentucky CTE - Interactive Media CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 24
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Broadcasting and Journalism CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 22
Oklahoma CareerTech - Graphic Designer CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 22
Career Essentials - 3D Visualization & Animation CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 20
Oklahoma CareerTech - Production Artist CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 19
Oklahoma CareerTech - Illustrator CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 18
PrintED/Skills USA - Digital File Preparation/Digital File Output Certification Very Oversupplied 0 15
Oklahoma CareerTech - 3D Modeler CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
Oklahoma CareerTech - Bindery Operator CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
Oklahoma CareerTech - Copy Center Technician CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 14
Digital Quest STARS GIS Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 13
Rapid Prototyping & 3D Design Beginner Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 12
Brainbench Editing and Proofing CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship - Printing Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 9
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Audio-Visual Communications CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
Precision Exams - 3D Animation CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
Oklahoma CareerTech - Photographer CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 7
C-Tech Telecommunications Technology Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Brainbench Photoshop Software Supply meets demand 0 2
Kentucky CTE - Graphic Design CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Oklahoma CareerTech - Motion Graphics Artist CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1
Precision Exams - Digital Media IA CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 1