What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

262,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

3,371

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 9,600 $113,150 11.9%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 4,650 $99,740 9.5%
Chiropractors 730 $69,320 32.9%
Dentists, General 3,120 $132,450 30.4%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,070 $68,790 13.1%
Optometrists 640 $130,600 25%
Pharmacists 6,220 $122,450 8%
Anesthesiologists 710 $208,000 23.9%
Family and General Practitioners 2,700 $190,500 20.7%
Internists, General 1,030 $131,150 24.3%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 290 $197,010 24.1%
Pediatricians, General 880 $167,290 21.6%
Psychiatrists 670 $208,000 22.4%
Surgeons 700 $208,000 25.7%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 10,320 $182,970 10.2%
Physician Assistants 2,820 $106,940 22.3%
Podiatrists 230 $132,790 30.4%
Occupational Therapists 2,620 $90,790 20.6%
Physical Therapists 5,070 $89,020 25.2%
Radiation Therapists 230 $89,710 13%
Recreational Therapists 460 $46,800 8.7%
Respiratory Therapists 1,680 $68,700 10.1%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,820 $86,610 15.4%
Exercise Physiologists 210 $48,610 4.8%
Therapists, All Other 780 $48,900 9%
Veterinarians 1,620 $113,700 6.8%
Registered Nurses 51,780 $75,660 11.4%
Nurse Anesthetists 500 $189,060 24%
Nurse Practitioners 2,830 $108,580 24.4%
Audiologists 180 $86,490 16.7%
Dental Hygienists 3,590 $89,380 30.4%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,190 $60,530 13.4%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,130 $75,620 15%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 420 $80,860 16.7%
Radiologic Technologists 4,050 $68,560 16.5%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 940 $74,540 21.3%
Dietetic Technicians 240 $33,440 8.3%
Pharmacy Technicians 7,120 $31,930 8%
Psychiatric Technicians 470 $34,800 8.5%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 360 $61,950 8.3%
Surgical Technologists 1,980 $55,110 15.7%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 2,360 $35,290 8.1%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 860 $40,540 29.1%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 12,020 $54,020 15.4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,000 $47,580 13%
Opticians, Dispensing 1,450 $39,400 17.9%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,560 $41,140 18%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 2,190 $93,040 10%
Home Health Aides 11,320 $26,900 18.9%
Psychiatric Aides 530 $30,520 9.4%
Nursing Assistants 29,700 $30,230 14.5%
Orderlies 1,420 $27,450 7.7%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 660 $65,310 25.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,600 $57,020 26.9%
Physical Therapist Aides 1,550 $24,010 27.1%
Dental Assistants 5,800 $41,180 30%
Medical Assistants 11,120 $35,270 26.5%
Medical Equipment Preparers 1,380 $39,780 15.2%
Medical Transcriptionists 660 $42,660 15.2%
Pharmacy Aides 450 $24,890 8.9%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,750 $28,420 8%
Phlebotomists 2,040 $39,040 24.5%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 3,780 $36,100 11.1%
Medical Secretaries 13,710 $37,780 26.6%
Nurse Midwives 210 $105,840 28.6%
Occupational Therapy Aides 110 $30,980 18.2%
Biomedical Engineers 670 $100,170 4.5%
Epidemiologists 310 $69,700 3.2%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 6,900 $136,660 2.9%
Orthodontists 320 $194,610 28.1%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 140 $66,390 21.4%
Hearing Aid Specialists 50 $37,910 0%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 110 $151,800 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Maryland) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 632
Maryland Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification Moderately Undersupplied 622 257
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 81
EMT / Paramedic License License Very Undersupplied 1,199 15
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 1,841 4
Certified Dental Assistant License Supply meets demand 0 3
AMCA Patient Care Technician Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 0
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 705 0
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 3,445 0
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 119 0
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Very Undersupplied 236 0
Dental Assistant License Very Undersupplied 2,183 0
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 299 0
Licensed Practical Nurse License Very Undersupplied 4,647 0
Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 1,300 0
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 84 0
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License Very Undersupplied 39,833 0
Radiation Health and Safety Exam Certification Very Undersupplied 36 0
Radiation and Radiographer License License Very Undersupplied 1,210 0