What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

271,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,918

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,710 $108,660 30.4%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,150 $59,350 24.3%
Chiropractors 1,500 $56,410 16.7%
Dentists, General 2,690 $131,090 18.2%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,010 $59,630 31.7%
Optometrists 1,140 $131,190 29.8%
Pharmacists 5,580 $127,490 21.5%
Anesthesiologists 320 $208,000 25%
Family and General Practitioners 4,300 $208,000 15.3%
Internists, General 590 $202,210 16.9%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 580 $208,000 22.4%
Pediatricians, General 610 $167,750 14.8%
Psychiatrists 400 $208,000 27.5%
Surgeons 1,050 $208,000 24.8%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,830 $208,000 21.6%
Physician Assistants 2,950 $103,070 38.3%
Occupational Therapists 2,780 $86,740 36.3%
Physical Therapists 5,030 $81,460 44.3%
Radiation Therapists 260 $92,370 34.6%
Recreational Therapists 110 $47,200 27.3%
Respiratory Therapists 1,870 $62,200 34.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,430 $87,080 30.3%
Exercise Physiologists 620 $47,620 32.3%
Therapists, All Other 220 $58,490 36.4%
Veterinarians 2,610 $90,630 25.3%
Registered Nurses 49,100 $72,870 35.7%
Nurse Anesthetists 310 $175,710 25.8%
Nurse Practitioners 2,740 $105,560 45.6%
Audiologists 320 $86,660 31.3%
Dental Hygienists 4,710 $86,850 18.5%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 570 $69,000 47.4%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 910 $84,660 46.2%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 280 $85,960 17.9%
Radiologic Technologists 3,450 $64,130 25.2%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 470 $78,930 25.5%
Dietetic Technicians 260 $25,770 26.9%
Pharmacy Technicians 5,110 $36,090 25.6%
Psychiatric Technicians 830 $37,360 14.5%
Surgical Technologists 1,580 $53,020 34.8%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 3,860 $36,060 36.5%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 880 $36,960 26.1%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,150 $51,550 22.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,790 $46,990 28.7%
Opticians, Dispensing 1,370 $38,270 29.9%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,900 $42,870 38.3%
Athletic Trainers 430 $48,450 37.2%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 410 $47,400 24.4%
Home Health Aides 13,710 $25,260 47.8%
Psychiatric Aides 280 $31,740 25%
Nursing Assistants 20,040 $32,000 30.5%
Orderlies 430 $29,260 34.9%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 560 $56,440 35.7%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,200 $56,280 43.3%
Physical Therapist Aides 460 $30,420 45.7%
Dental Assistants 6,830 $40,170 18.4%
Medical Assistants 10,070 $35,640 28.4%
Medical Equipment Preparers 1,030 $39,160 34%
Medical Transcriptionists 920 $38,290 15.2%
Pharmacy Aides 150 $39,270 20%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 530 $29,720 26.4%
Phlebotomists 1,670 $35,130 35.3%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 2,260 $31,330 21.2%
Occupational Therapy Aides 70 $33,450 42.9%
Biomedical Engineers 550 $95,840 32.7%
Epidemiologists 330 $61,040 18.2%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,300 $56,560 34.6%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 110 $51,900 36.4%
Genetic Counselors 60 $81,720 50%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Colorado) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 703
EMT / Paramedic License License Very Undersupplied 1,024 255
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 15 103
National Health Science Assessment CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 70
PLTW Biomedical Science CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 2 35
Dental Assistant License Very Undersupplied 3,672 25
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 77 1
AMCA Patient Care Technician Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification Very Undersupplied 57 0
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 723 0
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 2,910 0
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 1,881 0
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 197 0
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Very Undersupplied 196 0
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 539 0
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Certification Moderately Undersupplied 7 0
Licensed Practical Nurse License Very Undersupplied 4,225 0
Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 1,971 0
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 441 0
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License Very Undersupplied 38,269 0
Radiation and Radiographer License License Very Undersupplied 1,626 0