What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

267,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

3,941

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,280 $98,370 18.3%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,940 $55,090 22.7%
Chiropractors 850 $66,550 7.1%
Dentists, General 2,100 $171,840 15.2%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,560 $51,660 12.8%
Optometrists 870 $101,710 10.3%
Pharmacists 6,820 $129,000 7.8%
Anesthesiologists 1,120 $208,000 2.7%
Family and General Practitioners 5,500 $188,200 8%
Internists, General 100 $208,000 10%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 230 $203,450 4.3%
Pediatricians, General 200 $197,760 5%
Psychiatrists 290 $208,000 10.3%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,650 $198,920 4.5%
Physician Assistants 1,030 $95,270 26.2%
Podiatrists 150 $135,140 6.7%
Occupational Therapists 2,830 $76,560 19.8%
Physical Therapists 4,580 $79,720 22.7%
Radiation Therapists 370 $73,580 8.1%
Recreational Therapists 560 $43,060 5.4%
Respiratory Therapists 2,740 $53,980 27.7%
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,150 $77,670 15.9%
Exercise Physiologists 250 $50,690 8%
Therapists, All Other 240 $51,080 20.8%
Veterinarians 1,840 $89,230 28.8%
Registered Nurses 73,780 $62,270 15.8%
Nurse Anesthetists 1,200 $153,610 7.5%
Nurse Practitioners 4,040 $98,430 28%
Audiologists 230 $71,720 13%
Dental Hygienists 3,120 $70,080 14.4%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,190 $47,360 10.9%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,380 $70,680 18.1%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 450 $74,880 8.9%
Radiologic Technologists 4,430 $52,630 9%
Dietetic Technicians 600 $21,190 5%
Pharmacy Technicians 10,410 $30,100 13.9%
Psychiatric Technicians 1,440 $27,630 4.2%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 930 $53,110 -52.7%
Surgical Technologists 1,890 $41,960 12.2%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,540 $29,650 29.9%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 1,410 $33,300 6.4%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,400 $42,540 7.8%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 5,330 $40,650 11.4%
Opticians, Dispensing 1,590 $30,890 13.2%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,600 $44,170 14.2%
Athletic Trainers 500 $45,240 22%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 990 $53,900 15.2%
Home Health Aides 11,900 $23,070 34.5%
Psychiatric Aides 2,220 $27,260 5.9%
Nursing Assistants 44,180 $24,350 9.6%
Orderlies 1,140 $22,740 10.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 1,020 $56,760 22.5%
Physical Therapist Assistants 2,040 $53,510 25%
Dental Assistants 5,530 $38,270 14.3%
Medical Assistants 9,140 $32,200 17.3%
Medical Equipment Preparers 1,320 $30,890 12.9%
Medical Transcriptionists 1,300 $34,570 -12.3%
Pharmacy Aides 1,020 $24,110 -2%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2,030 $26,950 32%
Phlebotomists 1,950 $30,460 14.4%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 880 $41,560 18.2%
Medical Secretaries 16,200 $33,740 16.6%
Biomedical Engineers 160 $74,070 12.5%
Epidemiologists 110 $53,900 9.1%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 270 $59,940 11.1%
Hearing Aid Specialists 130 $51,360 23.1%
Genetic Counselors 50 $71,530 20%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Missouri) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 1,149
EMT / Paramedic License License Very Undersupplied 2,188 49
Missouri Assessment of Basic Dental Assisting Skill CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 13
AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 8 0
AMCA Patient Care Technician Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 13 0
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification Very Undersupplied 30 0
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Moderately Undersupplied 8 0
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 1,006 0
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 3,505 0
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 2,612 0
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 82 0
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 225 0
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Very Undersupplied 239 0
Dental Assistant License Very Undersupplied 2,253 0
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 227 0
Licensed Practical Nurse License Very Undersupplied 9,367 0
Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 2,079 0
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 327 0
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License Very Undersupplied 61,367 0
Radiation and Radiographer License License Very Undersupplied 2,105 0
Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification Moderately Undersupplied 6 0