What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

463,300

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,990

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Art Directors 850 $88,400 10.6%
Craft Artists 150 $39,130 6.7%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 420 $43,420 7.1%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 1,770 $71,270 15.8%
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 170 $58,850 11.8%
Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,010 $69,580 7.9%
Floral Designers 1,180 $28,100 -7.6%
Graphic Designers 7,740 $45,210 9.6%
Set and Exhibit Designers 120 $55,700 8.3%
Producers and Directors 2,620 $59,660 15.6%
Musicians and Singers 4,150 $0 15.7%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 350 $0 8.6%
Radio and Television Announcers 1,280 $29,690 -12.5%
Public Address System and Other Announcers 240 $24,230 12.5%
Broadcast News Analysts 110 $71,760 0%
Reporters and Correspondents 1,290 $33,990 -17.8%
Editors 3,200 $52,080 -0.6%
Technical Writers 1,570 $73,740 19.1%
Writers and Authors 3,110 $57,510 11.9%
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,620 $39,620 22.2%
Broadcast Technicians 890 $37,100 -2.2%
Sound Engineering Technicians 240 $41,420 4.2%
Photographers 5,580 $26,400 -8.2%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 310 $50,890 9.7%
Film and Video Editors 490 $41,590 18.4%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 590 $76,010 13.6%
Desktop Publishers 120 $39,070 -16.7%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 5,950 $53,950 2%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 3,150 $43,360 13.3%
Prepress Technicians and Workers 700 $40,300 -14.3%
Printing Press Operators 5,050 $35,990 -1.2%
Print Binding and Finishing Workers 890 $28,220 -2.2%
Designers, All Other 170 $38,920 11.8%
Actors 480 $0 18.8%
Dancers 210 $0 9.5%
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 230 $41,620 8.7%
Costume Attendants 50 $30,440 0%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 380 $59,380 13.2%
Fashion Designers 240 $67,200 4.2%
Music Directors and Composers 2,360 $39,180 16.9%
Proofreaders and Copy Markers 100 $43,470 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (North Carolina) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Adobe Certified Associate Software Moderately Oversupplied 4,838 7,288
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Fashion, Textiles, and Apparel CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 68
PrintED/Skills USA - Introduction to Graphic Communication Certification Very Oversupplied 0 64
PrintED/Skills USA - Digital File Preparation/Digital File Output Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 7
PrintED/Skills USA - Advertising and Design Certification Supply meets demand 0 4
Adobe Certified Expert Software Very Undersupplied 4,838 0
Avid Certified User - Media Composer Software Very Undersupplied 11 0
Avid Certified User - Pro Tools Software Supply meets demand 0 0
Toon Boom Certified Associate Certification Supply meets demand 1 0