What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

199,200

Total High School CTE Concentrators

43

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Food Service Managers 5,620 $46,630 7.5%
Lodging Managers 460 $55,590 4.3%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 190 $47,580 10.5%
Chefs and Head Cooks 970 $50,490 10.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 14,830 $28,250 7.5%
Cooks, Fast Food 5,560 $20,230 -7.2%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 10,860 $24,530 1.7%
Cooks, Restaurant 15,960 $21,570 10.7%
Cooks, Short Order 1,940 $20,120 -6.2%
Food Preparation Workers 6,940 $20,850 5.8%
Bartenders 5,020 $18,500 1.2%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 67,890 $18,600 15.6%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 2,270 $19,240 4.4%
Waiters and Waitresses 29,410 $18,430 5.4%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 1,510 $21,860 7.9%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 3,400 $19,280 5.9%
Dishwashers 3,840 $20,230 2.9%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 5,530 $18,830 5.2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 170 $22,140 11.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 2,980 $34,280 10.4%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,960 $23,880 11.5%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,770 $21,010 6.2%
Animal Trainers 850 $45,750 8.2%
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 160 $40,990 6.3%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 990 $18,500 9.1%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 3,920 $18,950 16.6%
Recreation Workers 3,410 $26,110 9.7%
Travel Agents 250 $38,920 -12%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,720 $19,590 4.8%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 1,580 $30,030 -4.4%
Bakers 1,200 $22,320 11.7%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 140 $22,750 7.1%
Concierges 50 $23,340 20%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 120 $31,560 16.7%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Kentucky) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification Very Undersupplied 902 349
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Culinary Arts CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 43
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement Certification Supply meets demand 0 1
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification Supply meets demand 2 0
Certified Restaurant Server Certification Very Undersupplied 27 0
PADI Diving Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 4 0