What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

622,700

Total High School CTE Concentrators

4,062

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Lodging Managers 1,590 $41,100 8.8%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 1,180 $24,830 5.1%
Chefs and Head Cooks 5,040 $49,070 13.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,580 $28,790 13.5%
Cooks, Fast Food 19,100 $20,170 -0.4%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 15,250 $26,260 4.6%
Cooks, Restaurant 44,450 $27,350 17.3%
Cooks, Short Order 6,350 $23,810 -0.3%
Food Preparation Workers 36,760 $24,220 11%
Bartenders 28,360 $19,540 6.1%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 140,200 $20,780 22.2%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 20,670 $22,250 7.4%
Waiters and Waitresses 92,190 $19,410 12.1%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 13,290 $22,760 11.4%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 19,470 $19,550 11.5%
Dishwashers 17,060 $22,530 8.9%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 14,580 $22,540 12.1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 1,230 $26,000 11.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 8,160 $44,100 7%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 89,190 $27,810 5.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 44,300 $24,360 6.3%
Animal Trainers 1,360 $37,340 11.8%
Motion Picture Projectionists 550 $22,480 -10.9%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 4,820 $20,500 8.3%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 9,570 $21,720 7.2%
Recreation Workers 25,300 $22,230 3.3%
Travel Agents 4,730 $38,380 -8.2%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 6,600 $22,980 12.7%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 5,640 $51,440 11.3%
Bakers 7,630 $24,760 9.7%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 1,590 $24,190 11.3%
Concierges 1,100 $34,020 11.8%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 570 $20,560 14%
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 410 $29,600 -2.4%
Gaming Cage Workers 250 $28,590 -4%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Illinois) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification No Data 9 No Data
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Certification Certification No Data 1 No Data
Certified Restaurant Server Certification No Data 77 No Data
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification No Data 2,154 No Data
TIPS Alcohol Awareness Certification Certification No Data 2 No Data