What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

1,557,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

28,685

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 3,070 $44,230 18.2%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 25,100 $82,810 20.9%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 5,990 $95,370 12.9%
Education Administrators, All Other 1,380 $83,370 15.9%
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 25,870 $60,610 21.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 6,240 $92,940 21.3%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,850 $82,420 12.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 5,190 $74,870 14.5%
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 1,020 $80,040 12.7%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 4,260 $108,180 16.9%
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 2,050 $88,990 9.8%
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 1,210 $94,270 13.2%
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 2,130 $79,220 13.1%
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 1,390 $88,240 12.9%
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 370 $82,010 13.5%
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 1,200 $97,220 13.3%
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 270 $85,120 11.1%
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,000 $72,480 14%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 3,450 $70,820 17.7%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 1,400 $74,280 13.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 8,940 $107,590 28.2%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 4,720 $68,620 29.4%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 5,200 $62,710 12.9%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 380 $66,300 10.5%
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 1,220 $62,830 18%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 1,230 $85,820 15.4%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 760 $68,740 11.8%
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 7,670 $67,000 14.9%
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 2,930 $65,010 13.7%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 6,410 $69,130 14.5%
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 2,280 $64,390 14.9%
History Teachers, Postsecondary 2,650 $76,270 14.7%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 1,800 $75,090 14.4%
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 470 $60,770 8.5%
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 2,110 $63,040 13.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 13,110 $50,410 9.6%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,830 $57,170 13.1%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 32,670 $28,230 19.1%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 15,910 $55,930 20.6%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 143,960 $56,380 20.4%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 71,550 $56,510 20.5%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 106,130 $57,800 20.6%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 9,220 $59,150 19.5%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,360 $52,960 20.6%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 10,700 $57,480 19.9%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 6,280 $56,920 20.1%
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 10,540 $57,960 20%
Special Education Teachers, All Other 340 $55,200 20.6%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 7,450 $51,800 2.7%
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 20,680 $38,380 24.1%
Curators 610 $51,000 14.8%
Librarians 10,660 $59,730 17.6%
Library Technicians 3,920 $29,440 16.1%
Instructional Coordinators 14,370 $65,980 19.6%
Teacher Assistants 85,110 $22,000 19.9%
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 2,850 $33,980 18.9%
Coaches and Scouts 14,480 $44,430 20.2%
Interpreters and Translators 5,320 $52,830 24.4%
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists 1,420 $56,420 19%
Farm and Home Management Advisors 480 $26,510 14.6%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 4,450 $85,310 19.3%
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $81,140 9.1%
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $82,600 13.8%
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 800 $60,120 12.5%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 400 $56,450 12.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,360 $57,740 19.9%
Graduate Teaching Assistants 16,400 $34,740 8.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Texas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Child Development Associate Credential Certification Very Undersupplied 868 58
Texas Educational Aide I Certification Very Undersupplied 104 38
ETS ParaPro Assessment CTE Assessment Very Undersupplied 27 0