What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

419,900

Total High School CTE Concentrators

3,806

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Food Service Managers 4,710 $79,320 13.6%
Lodging Managers 640 $75,000 4.7%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 340 $29,970 8.8%
Chefs and Head Cooks 3,090 $66,790 14.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 19,690 $42,000 14%
Cooks, Fast Food 11,110 $21,860 1.1%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 6,980 $32,950 16.5%
Cooks, Restaurant 21,210 $30,870 18.6%
Cooks, Short Order 9,860 $22,650 0.7%
Food Preparation Workers 29,660 $22,520 12.6%
Bartenders 16,700 $27,850 9.6%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 48,980 $20,860 21.6%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 31,710 $20,170 10.1%
Waiters and Waitresses 62,040 $25,480 13.8%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 12,640 $23,950 15%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 11,220 $22,470 13.7%
Dishwashers 10,010 $21,890 10.5%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 9,530 $22,110 14%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 2,660 $27,040 10.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 5,640 $45,200 10.5%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 69,840 $28,830 9.4%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,450 $25,050 10.2%
Animal Trainers 450 $25,510 17.8%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 3,370 $20,480 11%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 9,160 $20,260 24.1%
Recreation Workers 13,350 $25,490 11.4%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,960 $23,890 6.3%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 3,310 $56,430 11.5%
Bakers 6,060 $28,940 14.7%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 520 $22,520 11.5%
Concierges 950 $28,830 14.7%
Cooks, All Other 390 $30,440 10.3%
Gaming Dealers 4,300 $0 13.3%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 140 $26,220 7.1%
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 720 $0 11.1%
Gaming Service Workers, All Other 140 $29,140 14.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (New Jersey) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement Certification Very Oversupplied 0 145
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification Moderately Undersupplied 7 0
Certified Restaurant Server Certification Very Undersupplied 29 0
PADI Diving Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 0 0
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification Very Undersupplied 1,597 0