What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

143,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

160

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Food Service Managers 2,040 $46,000 15.2%
Lodging Managers 360 $0 11.1%
Chefs and Head Cooks 800 $40,300 13.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 9,640 $25,700 14.9%
Cooks, Fast Food 7,030 $19,650 -0.1%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 6,840 $20,440 11.7%
Cooks, Restaurant 10,290 $21,980 18.2%
Cooks, Short Order 580 $22,120 0%
Food Preparation Workers 7,180 $20,440 13.2%
Bartenders 2,170 $19,350 8.8%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 30,870 $19,220 22.3%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,800 $19,800 8.9%
Waiters and Waitresses 19,400 $19,220 12.5%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 1,770 $19,710 14.1%
Dishwashers 3,440 $19,500 8.7%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1,970 $19,590 12.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 2,710 $29,560 12.5%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,490 $21,390 11.4%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,450 $19,650 6.7%
Animal Trainers 1,360 $26,300 8.8%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 570 $19,020 10.5%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,400 $19,220 10.7%
Recreation Workers 2,030 $20,720 14.3%
Travel Agents 220 $34,840 -13.6%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 2,440 $19,740 4.1%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 370 $42,680 5.4%
Bakers 1,170 $23,510 16.2%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 130 $19,260 15.4%
Cooks, All Other 70 $0 14.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Arkansas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification Very Oversupplied 856 2,046
Customer Service Institute of America - Customer Service National Professional Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 13
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification Supply meets demand 4 0
Certified Restaurant Server Certification Moderately Undersupplied 5 0