What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

134,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

608

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Food Service Managers 2,360 $46,230 13.1%
Lodging Managers 720 $41,470 5.6%
Chefs and Head Cooks 800 $47,750 12.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 8,540 $25,980 14.5%
Cooks, Fast Food 11,060 $18,150 0%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 7,240 $19,170 4.8%
Cooks, Restaurant 9,820 $21,350 16.8%
Cooks, Short Order 1,940 $19,670 1.5%
Food Preparation Workers 7,320 $18,540 12.7%
Bartenders 2,220 $18,370 6.3%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,430 $18,730 23.4%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,960 $18,240 6.6%
Waiters and Waitresses 18,370 $18,760 12.2%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 2,850 $18,610 14.4%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,790 $18,460 9.5%
Dishwashers 2,530 $18,650 9.1%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 2,550 $18,560 12.2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 600 $20,840 13.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,730 $29,460 9.8%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,630 $20,210 9.6%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 15,810 $19,190 6.8%
Animal Trainers 340 $19,270 5.9%
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 90 $20,550 0%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 600 $19,620 1.7%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,500 $18,690 6%
Recreation Workers 1,590 $23,340 5.7%
Travel Agents 90 $33,380 0%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,000 $20,180 6.3%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 190 $30,030 0%
Bakers 1,010 $22,790 14.9%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 310 $20,770 6.5%
Concierges 50 $21,990 20%
Gaming Managers 220 $74,140 0%
Cooks, All Other 130 $24,420 7.7%
Gaming Dealers 3,530 $18,320 -3.1%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 20 $18,970 50%
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 710 $24,700 -8.5%
Gaming Cage Workers 550 $28,060 -1.8%
Gaming Service Workers, All Other 70 $25,030 0%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Mississippi) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement Certification Very Oversupplied 0 269
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
Certified Restaurant Server Certification Very Undersupplied 11 0
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification Very Undersupplied 517 0