What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

394,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

8,635

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Art Directors 1,650 $79,420 12.7%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 640 $59,130 4.7%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 1,060 $63,570 8.5%
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 310 $68,020 6.5%
Commercial and Industrial Designers 510 $64,510 2%
Floral Designers 1,380 $26,210 -7.2%
Graphic Designers 6,650 $55,560 9.9%
Set and Exhibit Designers 290 $41,680 10.3%
Producers and Directors 2,400 $65,140 9.2%
Musicians and Singers 1,250 $0 10.4%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 720 $0 11.1%
Radio and Television Announcers 890 $32,270 -14.6%
Reporters and Correspondents 830 $39,520 6%
Editors 4,320 $65,050 11.3%
Technical Writers 2,690 $80,230 15.2%
Writers and Authors 3,640 $66,340 9.6%
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,710 $45,530 12.9%
Broadcast Technicians 700 $37,240 -1.4%
Photographers 2,980 $32,820 14.1%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 290 $55,190 3.4%
Film and Video Editors 330 $59,500 18.2%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 670 $93,070 6%
Desktop Publishers 190 $47,750 -10.5%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 3,790 $62,140 -4.2%
Prepress Technicians and Workers 760 $42,000 -15.8%
Printing Press Operators 5,040 $38,050 -9.9%
Print Binding and Finishing Workers 1,040 $37,250 -11.5%
Designers, All Other 160 $61,470 -6.3%
Actors 780 $0 10.3%
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 560 $28,350 10.7%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 170 $0 0%
Music Directors and Composers 770 $0 7.8%
Proofreaders and Copy Markers 370 $38,340 5.4%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Virginia) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Adobe Certified Associate Software Very Undersupplied 3,696 526
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Television Production CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 136
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Advertising and Design CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 57
Brainbench Desktop Publishing Software Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 38
PrintED/Skills USA - Introduction to Graphic Communication Certification Very Oversupplied 0 30
Career Essentials - Photography CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 27
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Broadcasting and Journalism CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 22
Career Essentials - 3D Visualization & Animation CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 20
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Fashion, Textiles, and Apparel CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
PrintED/Skills USA - Graphic Design Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 6
Adobe Certified Expert Software Very Undersupplied 3,696 0
Avid Certified User - Media Composer Software Moderately Undersupplied 7 0
Modeling and Simulation Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 10 0