What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

394,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

9,177

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Medical and Health Services Managers 7,750 $104,010 23.7%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,930 $89,220 19.7%
Chiropractors 1,170 $63,560 13.7%
Dentists, General 3,670 $164,650 24%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,330 $61,980 15%
Optometrists 1,360 $120,940 20.6%
Pharmacists 7,090 $128,260 6.8%
Family and General Practitioners 4,590 $182,220 19.4%
Internists, General 1,490 $208,000 20.8%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1,010 $208,000 21.8%
Pediatricians, General 980 $184,900 18.4%
Psychiatrists 1,000 $199,340 13%
Surgeons 1,000 $208,000 18%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 7,970 $201,770 16.3%
Physician Assistants 2,470 $99,980 44.5%
Occupational Therapists 3,070 $92,110 26.1%
Physical Therapists 6,260 $90,960 29.7%
Radiation Therapists 430 $75,440 9.3%
Recreational Therapists 380 $45,180 7.9%
Respiratory Therapists 2,500 $59,160 20.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,260 $86,180 21.5%
Exercise Physiologists 1,250 $56,780 12%
Therapists, All Other 240 $59,320 12.5%
Veterinarians 2,930 $97,500 28.7%
Registered Nurses 64,790 $68,000 14.4%
Nurse Anesthetists 940 $187,640 21.3%
Nurse Practitioners 4,690 $102,480 43.7%
Audiologists 420 $74,530 23.8%
Dental Hygienists 4,990 $81,240 24.8%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,630 $62,460 9.8%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,640 $74,020 23.8%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 760 $71,710 11.8%
Radiologic Technologists 4,750 $59,510 14.3%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 870 $71,770 11.5%
Dietetic Technicians 700 $31,810 10%
Pharmacy Technicians 9,070 $30,940 13.8%
Psychiatric Technicians 3,640 $29,080 3.6%
Surgical Technologists 2,450 $48,270 13.9%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,660 $37,830 30.1%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 21,670 $43,380 17.5%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 5,100 $39,090 14.7%
Opticians, Dispensing 2,280 $46,330 15.8%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,090 $44,610 17.2%
Athletic Trainers 830 $45,680 27.7%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 970 $46,760 12.4%
Home Health Aides 11,530 $22,060 51.3%
Psychiatric Aides 1,380 $26,430 10.1%
Nursing Assistants 38,070 $27,270 20.6%
Orderlies 830 $27,570 4.8%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 1,040 $68,820 34.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 2,580 $60,880 35.7%
Physical Therapist Aides 1,280 $26,030 33.6%
Dental Assistants 8,260 $43,520 24.7%
Medical Assistants 12,600 $33,710 34.6%
Medical Equipment Preparers 930 $33,150 8.6%
Medical Transcriptionists 1,940 $32,030 11.3%
Pharmacy Aides 570 $22,850 -3.5%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 3,050 $26,350 29.8%
Phlebotomists 3,720 $35,240 31.5%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,440 $42,190 10.4%
Medical Secretaries 5,260 $36,880 25.5%
Occupational Therapy Aides 180 $31,900 22.2%
Biomedical Engineers 230 $75,670 13%
Epidemiologists 120 $65,800 0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 510 $80,720 13.7%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 110 $76,240 36.4%
Hearing Aid Specialists 200 $38,780 30%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 100 $0 20%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 200 $208,000 25%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Virginia) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 999
PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 209
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 32 156
EMT / Paramedic License License Very Undersupplied 2,927 136
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Nursing Assisting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 135
AAH Certified Physical Therapy Aide Certification Very Oversupplied 0 107
Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 3,304 88
National Health Science Assessment CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 75
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Health Assisting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 55
PLTW Human Body Systems CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 54
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Dental Assisting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 49
Radiation Health and Safety Exam Certification Moderately Undersupplied 69 48
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Medical Assisting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 47
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Emergency Medical Services CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 40
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Health Informatics CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 37
PLTW Medical Interventions CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 31
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Practical Nursing CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 29
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 3,589 26
AMCA Phlebotomy Technician Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 21
Career Essentials - Nurse Assisting CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 13
AAH Certified Patient Care Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 11
NCCT Certified Patient Care Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 186 7
Infection Control Exam Certification Moderately Oversupplied 0 6
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 56 5
Dental Assistant License Very Undersupplied 3,314 5
Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant Certification Supply meets demand 0 3
Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
AMCA Physical Therapy Aide Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 1
AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Certification Supply meets demand 4 0
ARRT - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification Very Undersupplied 86 0
Certified EEG/EKG/ECG Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 1,357 0
Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification Very Undersupplied 206 0
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Very Undersupplied 417 0
HIPAA Training and Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 350 0
Licensed Practical Nurse License Very Undersupplied 12,628 0
Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 1,478 0
NCCT Medical Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 247 0
NCLEX - Registered Nurse License Very Undersupplied 63,722 0
Radiation and Radiographer License License Very Undersupplied 3,090 0
Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0