What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

1,557,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

55,472

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Food Service Managers 15,830 $58,490 21.2%
Lodging Managers 4,150 $48,710 16.6%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 1,080 $30,470 13.9%
Chefs and Head Cooks 8,890 $50,580 21.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 81,840 $35,340 25.5%
Cooks, Fast Food 51,960 $19,870 9.8%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 38,730 $23,850 13.2%
Cooks, Restaurant 101,810 $24,980 29.7%
Cooks, Short Order 20,620 $21,050 10%
Food Preparation Workers 60,860 $22,730 22.5%
Bartenders 40,340 $19,970 19.1%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 331,750 $19,640 33.7%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 50,350 $19,590 17.3%
Waiters and Waitresses 220,940 $19,210 23.3%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 21,010 $19,840 23.6%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 38,290 $19,320 22.1%
Dishwashers 35,430 $21,180 18.7%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 39,470 $19,420 23.5%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 7,140 $19,550 26.1%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 12,970 $36,100 18.6%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 174,560 $23,340 18.3%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 91,640 $20,650 17.4%
Animal Trainers 2,260 $26,010 19.5%
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 830 $25,220 15.7%
Motion Picture Projectionists 520 $23,220 -5.8%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 7,530 $20,050 14.5%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 19,010 $19,610 16%
Recreation Workers 23,550 $22,290 17.9%
Travel Agents 5,230 $34,150 -2.7%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 20,740 $21,870 19.4%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 14,980 $52,480 11.1%
Bakers 13,780 $23,980 20.5%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 2,260 $22,220 17.7%
Concierges 2,640 $27,550 22.7%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 250 $80,200 12%
Gaming Dealers 190 $22,810 15.8%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 980 $20,510 13.3%
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 130 $29,130 15.4%
Gaming Service Workers, All Other 1,390 $20,750 12.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Texas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ServSafe Certification (Manager/Food Handler/Allergens/Alcohol) Certification Very Undersupplied 5,357 1,694
American Culinary Federation Certification Certification Supply meets demand 21 20
Certified Hospitality Management and Tourism Professional Certification Supply meets demand 0 3
Certified Restaurant Server Certification Very Undersupplied 362 0
NAI Certified Interpretive Guide Certification Moderately Undersupplied 6 0
PADI Diving Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 2 0