What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

841,400

Total High School CTE Concentrators

6,801

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 29,360 $123,100 22.3%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 12,730 $78,900 17.9%
Chiropractors 2,830 $78,960 20.5%
Dentists, General 9,810 $133,640 22.2%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 5,680 $66,670 21.3%
Optometrists 3,030 $122,230 26.1%
Pharmacists 21,260 $124,220 8%
Anesthesiologists 2,130 $208,000 22.1%
Family and General Practitioners 2,880 $178,260 19.4%
Internists, General 2,660 $185,620 18.8%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1,480 $208,000 26.4%
Pediatricians, General 2,090 $172,590 20.6%
Psychiatrists 3,890 $196,350 16.2%
Surgeons 2,000 $208,000 28.5%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 51,200 $139,710 19.3%
Physician Assistants 13,550 $117,060 43.4%
Podiatrists 1,300 $128,010 19.2%
Occupational Therapists 9,270 $83,530 26.9%
Physical Therapists 18,800 $85,100 32.7%
Radiation Therapists 1,760 $97,200 27.3%
Recreational Therapists 1,800 $53,970 11.1%
Respiratory Therapists 6,390 $75,030 26.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 12,360 $82,170 21.6%
Exercise Physiologists 640 $58,980 15.6%
Therapists, All Other 1,450 $62,050 21.4%
Veterinarians 3,680 $105,560 18.2%
Registered Nurses 198,400 $85,300 20.1%
Nurse Anesthetists 1,520 $177,100 25.7%
Nurse Practitioners 14,600 $118,550 41.6%
Audiologists 1,140 $79,630 22.8%
Dental Hygienists 11,650 $77,210 22.7%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 3,560 $63,180 16.3%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 5,240 $74,830 26.9%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 1,400 $86,990 17.9%
Radiologic Technologists 14,330 $68,560 18.3%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 1,760 $82,830 26.1%
Dietetic Technicians 1,020 $41,880 14.7%
Pharmacy Technicians 18,140 $32,580 15.7%
Psychiatric Technicians 1,700 $43,590 5.9%
Surgical Technologists 6,120 $53,410 17.6%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 4,480 $41,590 19.6%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 2,040 $31,960 25%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 51,490 $48,620 18.4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 9,710 $44,610 20.9%
Opticians, Dispensing 3,710 $56,960 18.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 5,680 $49,260 27.8%
Athletic Trainers 1,590 $47,320 27.7%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 1,060 $72,180 13.2%
Home Health Aides 191,120 $24,920 52.4%
Psychiatric Aides 6,390 $44,720 1.9%
Nursing Assistants 108,790 $36,610 15.8%
Orderlies 5,360 $35,500 16%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 2,490 $60,050 29.7%
Physical Therapist Assistants 4,620 $54,100 34%
Physical Therapist Aides 3,230 $28,080 34.1%
Dental Assistants 21,750 $38,170 22.8%
Medical Assistants 26,460 $36,640 35.1%
Medical Equipment Preparers 3,030 $43,680 15.8%
Medical Transcriptionists 2,520 $40,140 -0.8%
Pharmacy Aides 2,550 $27,810 -3.1%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 3,970 $30,140 19.1%
Phlebotomists 7,140 $39,930 29.1%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 6,600 $36,530 18%
Medical Secretaries 13,910 $39,220 26.5%
Nurse Midwives 540 $111,940 24.1%
Occupational Therapy Aides 430 $40,740 25.6%
Biomedical Engineers 910 $89,610 13.2%
Epidemiologists 270 $81,800 14.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 3,380 $63,760 20.7%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 470 $76,040 25.5%
Genetic Counselors 250 $86,170 24%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 450 $141,340 17.8%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 790 $208,000 21.5%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

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Credential (New York) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
AAPC Certified Professional Coder Certification No Data 623 No Data
AHIMA Certified Coding Associate Certification No Data 39 No Data
AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Certification No Data 2 No Data
AMCA Patient Care Technician Certification Certification No Data 29 No Data
ARRT - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist Certification No Data 14 No Data
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification No Data 98 No Data
Certified Cardiographic Technician Certification No Data 2 No Data
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification No Data 45 No Data
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification No Data 2,382 No Data
Certified Medical Assistant Certification No Data 8,289 No Data
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification No Data 7,738 No Data
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 23 No Data
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification No Data 840 No Data
Certified Respiratory Therapist Certification No Data 229 No Data
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification No Data 855 No Data
Dental Assistant License No Data 6,769 No Data
EMT / Paramedic License License No Data 5,768 No Data
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification No Data 1,411 No Data
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Certification No Data 13 No Data
Licensed Practical Nurse License No Data 32,508 No Data
Medical Assistant Certification No Data 3,496 No Data
NCCT Certified Patient Care Technician Certification No Data 33 No Data
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification No Data 814 No Data
NCCT Medical Office Assistant Certification No Data 25 No Data
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License No Data 151,889 No Data
PLTW Biomedical Science CTE Assessment No Data 1 No Data
Physical Therapist Assistant Certification No Data 8 No Data
Radiation and Radiographer License License No Data 4,528 No Data
Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 8 No Data