What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

622,700

Total High School CTE Concentrators

768

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 2,900 $48,980 9.7%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 11,640 $100,790 4.1%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 9,660 $85,250 0.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 2,020 $74,470 4%
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 11,130 $50,800 7%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 3,010 $81,000 8%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,180 $75,830 -0.8%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,950 $57,330 2.1%
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $79,660 0%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 690 $103,720 4.3%
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $83,060 0%
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $78,300 0%
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 990 $77,460 0%
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 530 $82,740 0%
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $82,660 0%
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 510 $110,310 0%
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $77,490 -6.7%
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 540 $82,010 0%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 1,170 $79,600 5.1%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 430 $69,450 0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 9,280 $85,020 14.3%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,580 $63,490 15.2%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,760 $52,560 0.7%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 540 $63,770 -1.9%
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $51,150 6.7%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 1,010 $133,010 2%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 540 $51,610 0%
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 2,750 $61,950 2.5%
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 1,400 $74,220 0.7%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 2,550 $59,330 1.6%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 810 $65,020 0%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 980 $80,660 0%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 670 $75,270 1.5%
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $90,140 0%
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 390 $49,540 0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 4,770 $49,320 -0.6%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 19,960 $29,090 10.2%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,880 $54,270 3.9%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 57,560 $59,070 3.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 29,720 $60,310 3.8%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 42,530 $67,680 3.8%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 1,270 $61,160 2.4%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,220 $56,600 3.3%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 6,090 $60,650 3.4%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 4,870 $60,140 3.3%
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 6,650 $64,850 3.5%
Special Education Teachers, All Other 1,130 $49,880 5.3%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 2,530 $52,370 -9.5%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 12,220 $35,130 9.3%
Archivists 290 $60,580 10.3%
Curators 400 $49,680 10%
Museum Technicians and Conservators 780 $42,870 10.3%
Librarians 6,320 $55,380 3.5%
Library Technicians 6,820 $33,920 3.8%
Instructional Coordinators 4,560 $64,230 4.4%
Teacher Assistants 56,580 $26,290 4.6%
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 2,660 $38,380 4.1%
Coaches and Scouts 10,490 $28,370 6.1%
Interpreters and Translators 1,690 $43,100 9.5%
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists 490 $47,260 8.2%
Farm and Home Management Advisors 300 $36,520 -3.3%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,490 $72,880 5.2%
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $85,830 0%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 280 $69,230 0%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 810 $45,630 2.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 160 $70,890 0%
Graduate Teaching Assistants 8,260 $37,740 -3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Illinois) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Child Development Associate Credential Certification No Data 636 No Data
ETS ParaPro Assessment CTE Assessment No Data 71 No Data