What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

38,000

Total High School CTE Concentrators

799

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 790 $101,340 12.7%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 140 $71,390 14.3%
Chiropractors 230 $71,770 8.7%
Dentists, General 440 $164,120 11.4%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 190 $54,470 10.5%
Optometrists 130 $90,420 7.7%
Pharmacists 1,250 $118,140 4.8%
Anesthesiologists 40 $208,000 0%
Family and General Practitioners 470 $199,380 4.3%
Internists, General 210 $208,000 4.8%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 70 $208,000 0%
Pediatricians, General 50 $190,710 0%
Surgeons 380 $208,000 5.3%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 450 $208,000 4.4%
Physician Assistants 530 $101,650 26.4%
Occupational Therapists 380 $68,200 18.4%
Physical Therapists 800 $75,510 20%
Radiation Therapists 30 $81,870 33.3%
Recreational Therapists 50 $46,330 0%
Respiratory Therapists 340 $49,490 29.4%
Speech-Language Pathologists 390 $56,680 12.8%
Exercise Physiologists 140 $46,220 14.3%
Veterinarians 280 $77,380 10.7%
Registered Nurses 12,330 $57,510 13.9%
Nurse Anesthetists 340 $186,450 11.8%
Nurse Practitioners 460 $100,440 30.4%
Dental Hygienists 630 $65,790 11.1%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 240 $46,750 16.7%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 360 $61,100 22.2%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 150 $65,190 13.3%
Radiologic Technologists 870 $50,680 10.3%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 140 $59,590 14.3%
Pharmacy Technicians 1,240 $31,740 8.9%
Surgical Technologists 510 $39,990 13.7%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 260 $33,970 11.5%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 70 $35,280 0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,850 $38,510 2.2%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,100 $37,410 10%
Opticians, Dispensing 440 $29,930 9.1%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 140 $53,550 14.3%
Athletic Trainers 150 $44,200 20%
Home Health Aides 920 $29,300 15.2%
Nursing Assistants 6,040 $26,300 7.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 220 $41,730 18.2%
Physical Therapist Aides 140 $28,510 14.3%
Dental Assistants 840 $37,310 10.7%
Medical Assistants 1,040 $29,660 18.3%
Medical Equipment Preparers 150 $30,620 13.3%
Medical Transcriptionists 640 $34,650 -14.1%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 200 $23,450 10%
Phlebotomists 200 $27,600 20%
Medical Secretaries 140 $35,400 14.3%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 80 $59,560 0%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 30 $63,540 33.3%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 40 $193,020 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (South Dakota) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
AAPC Certified Professional Coder Certification No Data 51 No Data
AHIMA Certified Coding Associate Certification No Data 7 No Data
AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Certification No Data 59 No Data
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification No Data 1 No Data
Certified Cardiographic Technician Certification No Data 1 No Data
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification No Data 36 No Data
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification No Data 112 No Data
Certified Medical Assistant Certification No Data 216 No Data
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification No Data 188 No Data
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 2 No Data
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification No Data 45 No Data
Certified Respiratory Therapist Certification No Data 16 No Data
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification No Data 25 No Data
Dental Assistant License No Data 358 No Data
EMT / Paramedic License License No Data 266 No Data
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification No Data 64 No Data
Licensed Practical Nurse License No Data 1,912 No Data
Medical Assistant Certification No Data 62 No Data
NBCOT - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification No Data 0 No Data
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification No Data 76 No Data
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License No Data 9,045 No Data
Radiation and Radiographer License License No Data 495 No Data
Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification No Data 2 No Data