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Total High School Students Enrolled

134,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,776

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,780 $80,950 13.3%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 310 $43,630 9.7%
Chiropractors 160 $79,440 -6.3%
Dentists, General 780 $144,030 1.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 550 $50,640 9.1%
Optometrists 260 $109,810 0%
Pharmacists 2,580 $124,770 2.7%
Anesthesiologists 90 $208,000 0%
Family and General Practitioners 1,010 $208,000 0%
Internists, General 110 $208,000 9.1%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 60 $208,000 0%
Pediatricians, General 200 $208,000 0%
Psychiatrists 80 $208,000 0%
Surgeons 400 $208,000 -2.5%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,890 $143,010 3.2%
Physician Assistants 250 $90,400 20%
Occupational Therapists 1,030 $80,520 15.5%
Physical Therapists 1,840 $87,090 16.3%
Radiation Therapists 200 $81,980 5%
Recreational Therapists 200 $34,080 0%
Respiratory Therapists 1,470 $48,860 21.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,470 $61,870 11.6%
Exercise Physiologists 80 $36,830 12.5%
Therapists, All Other 100 $54,500 10%
Veterinarians 540 $76,940 11.1%
Registered Nurses 29,510 $57,440 10%
Nurse Anesthetists 460 $166,390 4.3%
Nurse Practitioners 2,490 $102,480 21.7%
Audiologists 130 $58,990 7.7%
Dental Hygienists 1,380 $58,510 0.7%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 530 $36,440 5.7%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 730 $60,980 15.1%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 250 $65,540 4%
Radiologic Technologists 2,190 $47,470 5%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 400 $58,960 5%
Dietetic Technicians 200 $24,130 10%
Pharmacy Technicians 3,640 $30,100 9.1%
Psychiatric Technicians 430 $28,180 2.3%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 380 $44,840 -57.9%
Surgical Technologists 1,400 $39,010 5%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 580 $32,660 12.1%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 470 $29,200 0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 9,130 $37,360 2.8%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,080 $34,190 5.3%
Opticians, Dispensing 470 $29,870 6.4%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 900 $31,670 7.8%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 240 $30,680 4.2%
Home Health Aides 5,000 $21,920 26.2%
Psychiatric Aides 3,590 $19,490 4.5%
Nursing Assistants 13,530 $22,480 8.8%
Orderlies 440 $21,830 6.8%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 340 $57,570 17.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 940 $50,510 16%
Dental Assistants 2,200 $31,640 0.9%
Medical Assistants 2,910 $28,770 12%
Medical Equipment Preparers 290 $29,080 6.9%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 890 $22,890 12.4%
Phlebotomists 990 $29,350 10.1%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 290 $40,070 6.9%
Medical Secretaries 2,790 $29,230 8.6%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 170 $65,300 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Mississippi) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification Very Undersupplied 10 0
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 415 0
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 1,072 0
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 702 0
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 77 0
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Very Undersupplied 54 0
Dental Assistant License Very Undersupplied 599 0
EMT / Paramedic License License Very Undersupplied 965 0
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 61 0
Licensed Practical Nurse License Very Undersupplied 5,707 0
Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 211 0
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 49 0
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License Very Undersupplied 20,082 0
Radiation and Radiographer License License Very Undersupplied 811 0