What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

271,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

7,406

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Lodging Managers 1,050 $74,820 15.2%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 1,440 $26,790 16.7%
Chefs and Head Cooks 2,980 $49,830 24.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 15,910 $37,840 26.8%
Cooks, Fast Food 7,470 $23,320 -0.7%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,320 $28,500 16.2%
Cooks, Restaurant 31,180 $28,460 32.7%
Cooks, Short Order 1,450 $24,210 12.4%
Food Preparation Workers 10,930 $25,310 21.7%
Bartenders 13,590 $21,230 27.7%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 66,780 $23,220 28.4%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 4,670 $23,330 22.5%
Waiters and Waitresses 54,270 $21,230 19.3%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 7,730 $24,350 21.1%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 7,890 $21,240 21.3%
Dishwashers 8,570 $23,500 10%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 9,760 $22,990 21.1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 1,740 $21,340 23%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 4,000 $42,990 15.5%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 38,210 $26,990 18.1%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,520 $25,060 19%
Animal Trainers 620 $27,460 30.6%
Motion Picture Projectionists 220 $23,120 -4.5%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 3,280 $22,750 21.6%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 7,900 $23,430 23.4%
Recreation Workers 7,770 $27,100 20.6%
Travel Agents 1,850 $40,780 -3.2%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 6,550 $26,520 17.9%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 2,320 $38,130 15.5%
Bakers 3,940 $28,950 21.6%
Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 510 $25,480 15.7%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 740 $21,970 16.2%
Concierges 830 $31,290 24.1%
Gaming Managers 120 $61,840 8.3%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 570 $192,940 24.6%
Gaming Dealers 1,380 $21,230 10.9%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 420 $21,230 26.2%
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 130 $24,430 0%
Gaming Cage Workers 290 $28,840 17.2%
Gaming Service Workers, All Other 210 $29,850 9.5%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Colorado) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Colorado CTE Hospitality and Food Production CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 572
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement Certification Very Oversupplied 0 269
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification Very Undersupplied 1,647 255
Action Sports Industry Certification Very Oversupplied 0 58
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification Supply meets demand 1 2
Certified Restaurant Server Certification Very Undersupplied 90 0
PADI Diving Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 2 0