What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

622,700

Total High School CTE Concentrators

3,237

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 13,640 $103,700 7%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 3,170 $75,990 0.6%
Chiropractors 2,140 $79,450 6.5%
Dentists, General 5,320 $143,090 8.8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,340 $58,650 5.1%
Optometrists 2,660 $113,770 7.1%
Pharmacists 14,510 $128,460 1.8%
Anesthesiologists 1,320 $208,000 3.8%
Family and General Practitioners 6,690 $205,640 2.8%
Internists, General 2,020 $190,200 1.5%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 510 $207,800 2%
Pediatricians, General 950 $139,220 2.1%
Psychiatrists 1,000 $208,000 0%
Surgeons 1,480 $208,000 2%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 12,810 $160,050 0.8%
Physician Assistants 3,300 $105,660 24.8%
Podiatrists 640 $157,650 4.7%
Occupational Therapists 5,040 $84,820 15.1%
Physical Therapists 11,660 $88,970 19.5%
Radiation Therapists 900 $85,030 2.2%
Recreational Therapists 1,130 $44,060 6.2%
Respiratory Therapists 5,210 $59,540 16.5%
Speech-Language Pathologists 6,760 $74,930 10.1%
Exercise Physiologists 570 $52,850 3.5%
Therapists, All Other 2,000 $51,260 10.5%
Veterinarians 2,980 $97,120 18.5%
Registered Nurses 125,040 $72,250 15.3%
Nurse Anesthetists 1,930 $186,560 16.1%
Nurse Practitioners 7,910 $103,760 38.3%
Audiologists 460 $76,180 15.2%
Dental Hygienists 8,290 $74,210 9.2%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 2,240 $56,780 2.2%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2,530 $76,590 12.3%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 750 $83,680 1.3%
Radiologic Technologists 7,190 $63,490 1.8%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 1,460 $74,910 2.1%
Dietetic Technicians 2,250 $22,930 4%
Pharmacy Technicians 19,050 $31,940 5.3%
Psychiatric Technicians 3,940 $42,390 -3.6%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 490 $56,360 -59.2%
Surgical Technologists 2,880 $47,940 0.7%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 4,020 $35,400 19.7%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 1,970 $36,110 7.6%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 22,500 $50,420 2%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 8,320 $41,520 3.6%
Opticians, Dispensing 3,220 $34,170 6.8%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 7,590 $43,790 1.8%
Athletic Trainers 1,220 $42,780 18.9%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 3,050 $55,930 3%
Home Health Aides 39,430 $24,270 24.7%
Psychiatric Aides 970 $24,130 3.1%
Nursing Assistants 61,550 $27,860 5.1%
Orderlies 3,110 $29,010 1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 2,460 $61,880 20.3%
Physical Therapist Assistants 4,910 $59,480 20%
Physical Therapist Aides 2,980 $28,150 17.8%
Dental Assistants 12,060 $39,790 8.8%
Medical Assistants 20,500 $34,640 13.4%
Medical Equipment Preparers 1,910 $36,770 2.1%
Medical Transcriptionists 1,680 $33,280 -13.7%
Pharmacy Aides 740 $25,430 -9.5%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2,270 $26,180 18.5%
Phlebotomists 5,620 $35,400 14.9%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 3,900 $41,770 5.1%
Medical Secretaries 14,430 $35,240 9.1%
Nurse Midwives 460 $101,260 15.2%
Occupational Therapy Aides 1,730 $20,620 28.3%
Biomedical Engineers 370 $98,050 0%
Epidemiologists 210 $81,400 0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 2,900 $64,100 3.8%
Orthodontists 1,060 $176,410 9.4%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 290 $77,670 27.6%
Hearing Aid Specialists 250 $40,710 24%
Genetic Counselors 190 $79,490 21.1%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 350 $122,380 8.6%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Illinois) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
AAPC Certified Professional Coder Certification No Data 296 No Data
AHIMA Certified Coding Associate Certification No Data 34 No Data
AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Certification No Data 3 No Data
AMCA Patient Care Technician Certification Certification No Data 17 No Data
ARRT - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist Certification No Data 6 No Data
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification No Data 29 No Data
Certified Cardiographic Technician Certification No Data 29 No Data
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification No Data 260 No Data
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification No Data 1,994 No Data
Certified Medical Assistant Certification No Data 7,750 No Data
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification No Data 4,596 No Data
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 220 No Data
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification No Data 163 No Data
Certified Respiratory Therapist Certification No Data 238 No Data
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification No Data 613 No Data
Dental Assistant License No Data 4,738 No Data
EMT / Paramedic License License No Data 2,227 No Data
HIPAA Awareness for Healthcare Providers Certification No Data 3 No Data
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification No Data 625 No Data
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Certification No Data 31 No Data
Licensed Practical Nurse License No Data 10,983 No Data
Medical Assistant Certification No Data 2,472 No Data
NBCOT - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification No Data 2 No Data
NCCT Certified Patient Care Technician Certification No Data 17 No Data
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification No Data 1,130 No Data
NCCT Medical Office Assistant Certification No Data 1 No Data
NCCT Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 17 No Data
NCCT Tech in Surgery CTE Assessment No Data 38 No Data
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License No Data 89,077 No Data
Physical Therapist Assistant Certification No Data 23 No Data
Radiation and Radiographer License License No Data 3,842 No Data
Registered Medical Assistant Certification No Data 1 No Data
Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 16 No Data