GULF COAST WAGE AND JOB GROWTH EXPECTANCY PROJECTIONS

Annual wage and job growth data is from the publication, “Gulf Coast WDA Long-term Occupation Projections,” authored by the Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market and Career Information, www.tracer2.com. If the annual wage data is annotated a single asterisk, then the data given is associated with a Bachelors degree rather than an Associates degree or Certificate as listed. If the annual wage data is annotated with two asterisks, then the data given is associated with an Associates degree rather than a non-credit program as listed.
Workforce Programs and Awards  SOC Code Annual Wage (2014) Job Growth Rate (2012–2022) Annual Job Openings
BUSINESS
Accounting
Accounting, AAS  43-3031  $39,699 23.6% 1,125
     Accounting Certificate Level I
     Payroll Specialist Certificate Level I  43-3051  $42,623 26.1% 200
     Forensic Accounting Enhanced Skills Certificate  13-2011  $82,856* 24.1% 1,660
Business Management
Business Administration, AAS: Management Specialization  43-1011  $59,012 22.8% 1,335
     Business Management Certificate Level I
     Business Administration Entrepreneurship Certificate Level I  Data is not available for general ownership of a business.
Business Administration, AAS: Human Resource Management Specialization  43-1011  $59,012 22.8% 1,335
     Human Resource Management Certificate Level I
     Insurance Specialist / Associate Certificate  41-3021  $63,332 15.5% 360
Human Resource Management FastTrack NON-CREDIT  43-4161  $39,217 12.4% 95
Project Management Certification FastTrack NON-CREDIT  Data varies according to industry sector and/or position.
Business Technology
Business Technology, AAS: General Office Administration Specialization  43-1011  $59,012 22.8% 1,335
     Business Technology Certificate Level I: General Office Administration
     Business Technology Certificate Level I: Human Resources/PeopleSoft Specialization
     Business Technology Certificate Level II: Bilingual
Business Technology, AAS: Microsoft Office Technology Specialization  15-1151  $57,448 28.6% 550
     Business Technology Certificate Level I: Microsoft Office Technology Specialization
Business Technology, AAS: Legal Office Assistant Specialization  23-2011  $57,950 30.8% 260
     Business Technology Certificate Level I: Legal Office Assistant Specialization
Business Technology, AAS: Medical Office Specialist Specialization  31-9099  $37,605 27.6% 45
     Business Technology Certificate Level I: Medical Coding/Transcription Specialist Specialization  31-9094  $34,467 14.4% 35
Medical Business Office Professional FastTrack NON-CREDIT  43-6013  $32,202 41.8% 1,025
Medical Coder FastTrack NON-CREDIT  29-2071  $40,432 30.7% 225
Finance/Banking
Finance/Banking, AAS  43-4141  $33,807 9.4% 60
     Financial Lending Certificate Level I
     Financial Operations Certificate Level I
     Teller Training Marketable Skills Achievement Award  43-3071  $25,823 17.3% 515
International Business
International Business, AAS 53-1031  $62,280 24.7% 235
     International Business Certificate Level I
     International Business Certificate Level II: Global Exporting
     International Business Advanced Technical Certificate: Translation and Interpretation 27-3091  $55,513* 48.0% 75
     Certified Global Business Specialist Marketable Skills Achievement Award 43-5011  $45,279 37.6% 145
Marketing/Marketing Management
Marketing, AAS: General Specialization 41-1011  $46,081 19.5% 1,290
     Marketing Certificate Level I 41-2031  $26,287 19.1% 4,800
     Retailing Certificate Level I
Paralegal Technology
Paralegal Technology, AAS  23-2011  $57,950 30.8% 260
     Legal Assistant Certificate Level I: General
     Legal Assistant Certificate Level I: Medical Specialization
     Law Office Clerk Certificate Level I  43-6012  $50,237 6.0% 75
Paralegal FastTrack NON-CREDIT  23-2011  $57,950** 30.8% 260
Real Estate
     Real Estate Appraisal Certificate Level I  13-2021  $72,920* 10.3% 35
     Commercial Real Estate Certificate Level I  41-9022  $63,621 18.1% 270
Real Estate, AAS: General
     Residential Real Estate Certificate Level I
Real Estate, AAS: Mortgage Lending Specialization  43-4131  $43,828 25.9% 150
     Mortgage Lending Professional Certificate Level I
Multi-Family Property Management FastTrack NON-CREDIT  Data is not available for this specific occupation; rather, it is available for a more general management position.
CONSTRUCTION
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering Technology, AAS: General  47-1011  $67,698 28.0% 820
     Construction Engineering Technology Certificate Level I
     Construction Helper Certificate Level I
Construction Engineering Technology, AAS: Craft Management Specialization
Industrial Scaffold Builder FastTrack NON-CREDIT  47-2061  $30,029 24.9% 2,010
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
     Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate Level I: Commercial Technician  49-9021  $45,822 25.7% 320
     Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration  Certificate Level I: Mechanic
     Residential Building High Performance Technology Rater Certificate Level I
Air Conditioning FastTrack NON-CREDIT
Air Conditioning (Bilingual) FastTrack NON-CREDIT
Stationary Engineer / Boiler Operator FastTrack NON-CREDIT  51-8021  $44,848 15.6% 15
Electrical Technology
     Electrical Helper Certificate Level I  47-3013  $30,705 37.1% 125
     Electrical Power Technology Certificate Level I
     Industrial Automation Technology Certificate Level I  49-2094  $67,088 29.7% 100
Electrician FastTrack NON-CREDIT  47-3013  $30,705 37.1% 125
Electrician / Residential Wiring (Bilingual) FastTrack NON-CREDIT
CONSUMER ARTS AND SCIENCES
Cosmetology
Cosmetology Operator, AAS  39-5012  $30,444 22.0% 415
     Cosmetology Operator Certificate Level II
     Facial Specialist Certificate Level I  39-5094  $28,892 39.7% 65
     Styling/Salon Management Entrepreneur Certificate Level I  Data is not available for general ownership of a business.
Cosmetology Instructor, AAS  25-1194  $52,255* 19.4% 110
     Cosmetology Instructor Certificate Level I
     Hair Weaving and Braiding Entrepreneur Certificate Level I  39-5012  $30,444 22.0% 415
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts, AAS  35-1011  $45,760 21.9% 60
     Culinary Arts Certificate Level I  35-2010  $21,618 29.6% 2,000
Baking and Pastry, AAS  51-3011  $22,038 25.9% 145
     Baking and Pastry Certificate Level I
     Baker Certificate Level I
     Pastry Cook Certificate Level I
Fashion Design
Fashion Design, AAS  27-1022 $63,738* 25.0% 10
     Digital Design Certificate Level I
     Men’s Tailoring and Alterations Certificate Level I  51-6052  $22,551 16.3% 25
     Patternmaking Certificate Level I  51-6092  $35,619 20.0% 0
     Theatrical Costume Design Certificate Level II  27-1029  $58,633* 21.4% 10
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Merchandising, AAS  13-1022  $62,767 23.6% 115
     Fashion Image Consultant Certificate Level I  Data varies according to industry sector and/or position.
     Visual Merchandising Certificate Level I  27-1026  $25,708 22.1% 130
Hospitality Services
Hotel / Restaurant Management, AAS 11-9081  $46,982 19.2% 40
     Hotel Management Certificate Level I
     Restaurant Management Certificate Level I 11-9051  $55,527 20.1% 245
Interior Design
Interior Design, AAS  27-1025  $67,378* 23.8% 80
     Interior Decorating Certificate Level I
     Interior Design Kitchen and Bath Design Professional Certificate Level II
     Interior Design Communication Marketable Skills Achievement Award
Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism, AAS  41-3041  $45,039 19.7% 45
     Travel and Tourism Certificate Level I
DIGITAL AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Computer Programming
Applications Development, AAS: Microsoft C++ Specialization  15-1131 $78,404* 13.7% 210
Applications Development, AAS: Microsoft C# Specialization
Applications Development, AAS: Java Specialization
System Applications and Products (SAP) FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1199 $86,368* 22.4% 75
Computer Systems, Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Systems Networking, AAS: Microsoft Server Administration  15-1152 $72,503 15.0% 130
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level I: Microsoft Server Administration
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level II: Microsoft Server Administration
Computer Systems Networking, AAS: Cisco
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level I: Certified Cisco Network Professional
Computer Systems Networking, AAS: Cyber Security  15-1134 $65,548 25.2% 105
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level I: Network Systems and Cyber Security  15-1151  $57,448 28.6% 550
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level II: Network Systems and Cyber Security
Computer Systems Networking, AAS: Linux Server Administration  15-1152  $72,503 15.0% 130
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level I: Linux Server Administration
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level II: Linux Server Administration
Computer Systems Networking, AAS: Network and Computer Systems Help Desk  15-1151  $57,448 28.6% 550
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level I: Network and Computer Systems Help Desk
     Computer Systems Networking Certificate Level II: Network and Computer Systems Help Desk
A+ Certification FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1151  $57,448 28.6% 550
Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1152  $72,503** 15.0% 130
Cyber Security FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1122  $91,359* 46.9% 100
Desktop Support and Networking Specialist FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1151  $57,448 28.6% 550
Microsoft Certified Solution Associate FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1142  $94,462* 23.3% 325
Network+ Certification FastTrack NON-CREDIT  15-1152  $72,503** 15.0% 130
Digital Gaming and Simulation
Digital Gaming and Simulation for Artists, AAS  27-1024  $44,887* 19.1% 155
     Digital Gaming and Simulation for Artists Certificate Level II
Digital Gaming and Simulation for Programmers, AAS  15-1132  $98,043* 26.6% 380
     Digital Gaming and Simulation for Programmers Certificate Level I
     Digital Gaming and Simulation for Programmers Certificate Level II
Geographic Information Science
     Geographic Information Science Technician Certificate Level I  17-3031  $46,349 26.4% 140
     Geographic Information Science Analyst Certificate Level II
EDUCATION
Child Development, AAS  25-2011  $34,287 24.2% 315
     Infant and Toddler Teacher Certificate Level I
     Early Childhood Certificate Level II
     Teacher Assistant / Aide Certificate Level II  25-9041  $20,951 26.5% 900
     Child Development Administration Certificate Level I  Data is not available for general ownership of a business.
Child Development Associate FastTrack NON-CREDIT  39-9011  $19,346 20.4% 1,715
Accelerated Teacher Certification FastTrack NON-CREDIT  25-2000  $51,063 31.6% 5,025
GLOBAL ENERGY
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology, AAS: General Drafting  17-3019  $65,865 29.3% 25
     Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate Level I: General Drafting
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology, AAS: Architectural Drafting Specialization  17-3011  $62,330 6.7% 90
     Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate Level I: Architectural Drafting Specialization
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology, AAS: Civil Design Specialization
     Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate Level I: Civil/Structural Drafting Specialization
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology, AAS: Electro-Mechanical Design Specialization  17-3012  $81,821 25.2% 55
     Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate Level I: Electro-Mechanical Design Specialization
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology, AAS: Mechanical Design Specialization  17-3013  $70,602 15.3% 55
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology, AAS: Process Piping Design Specialization  17-3019  $65,865 29.3% 25
     Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate Level I: Piping Design Specialization
AutoCAD Draftsman FastTrack NON-CREDIT  Data is not available for a single skill set within an occupation.
ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS: Biomedical Specialization  17-3023  $64,896 19.1% 165
Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS: Computer Specialization
     Computer Servicing / Networks Certificate Level I
     Basic Electronics Certificate Level II
Electronics Engineering Technology, AAS: Electrical Power Technology Specialization
Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Technology
Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Technology, AAS  17-3023  $64,896 19.1% 165
     Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Technology Certificate Level II
Petroleum Engineering Technology
Petroleum Engineering Technology, AAS  19-4041  $68,117 29.0% 180
     Petroleum Engineering Technology / Technician Certificate Level II
Roustabout FastTrack NON-CREDIT  47-5071  $37,035 27.4% 520
Process Technology
Process Technology, AAS  51-8093  $62,910 17.0% 350
     Process Technology / Operator Certificate Level II
HEALTH SCIENCES
Dental Services
Allied Health, AAS: Dental Assisting  31-9091  $34,413 23.8% 250
     Dental Assisting Certificate Level I
Dental Hygiene, AAS  29-2021  $73,494 31.8% 170
Diagnostic Services
     Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate  29-2032  $68,485 58.9% 80
Histologic Technician, AAS  29-2012  $39,758 41.1% 180
Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS  29-2012  $39,758 41.1% 180
Nuclear Medicine Technology, AAS  29-2033  $71,621 33.3% 15
Radiography, AAS  29-2034  $55,044 32.0% 150
     Computed Tomography Enhanced Skills Certificate
Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician FastTrack NON-CREDIT  29-2031  $53,750** 45.3% 60
Electrocardiography Monitoring / Telemetry Technician FastTrack NON-CREDIT
Health Care Administration
Health Information Technology, AAS  29-2071  $40,432 30.7% 225
     Health Information Analysis Certificate Level I
     Health Information Coding Certificate Level II
Human Service Technology, AAS  21-1011  $42,538 28.2% 45
     Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate Level I
     Human Service Technology Certified Prevention Specialist Marketable Skills Achievement Award  21-1093  $32,993 21.3% 145
     Human Service Technology Community Health Worker Marketable Skills Achievement Award  21-1094  $36,987 23.9% 35
Allied Health, AAS: Pharmacy Technician  29-2052  $32,993 28.5% 270
     Pharmacy Technology Certificate Level II  31-9095  $26,660 19.2% 30
Nursing
Nursing, AAS  29-1141  $75,272 30.0% 2,230
Allied Health, AAS: Vocational Nursing  29-2061  $48,467 28.5% 800
     Vocational Nursing Certificate Level I
Certified Nurse Aide FastTrack NON-CREDIT  31-1014  $25,307 30.0% 890
Patient Care Services
Allied Health, AAS: Medical Assistant  31-9092  $29,243 33.7% 645
     Medical Assistant Certificate Level II
Allied Health, AAS: Surgical Technology  29-2055  $45,943 40.2% 110
     Surgical Technology Certificate Level I
     Surgical Technology Accelerated Alternate Delivery Marketable Skills Achievement Award
Patient Care Technician FastTrack NON-CREDIT  31-1014  $25,307 30.0% 890
Phlebotomist FastTrack NON-CREDIT  31-9097  $31,711 33.2% 100
Therapeutic Services
Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS  31-2011  $66,355 44.3% 40
Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS  31-2021  $66,817 37.0% 70
Respiratory Therapist, AAS  29-2054  $50,119 25.7% 15
LOGISTICS
Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management, AAS  13-1023  $71,145 23.4% 275
     Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Level I  43-3061  $40,151 22.5% 80
     Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management Specialist Certificate Level I
Maritime Logistics
Maritime Transportation Logistics, AAS  53-1021  $50,211 26.1% 215
     Maritime Logistics Certificate Level I  53-7062  $27,689 27.6% 3,070
MANUFACTURING
Machining Technology
Machining Technology, AAS  51-4030  $35,811 12.9% 295
     Machining Technology – Basic Certificate Level I
     Machining Technology – Intermediate Certificate Level II
Machining FastTrack NON-CREDIT
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AAS  51-4011  $39,885 49.7% 290
     Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Certificate Level I: Helper
     Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Certificate Level II: Technician
MATERIAL SCIENCE
Corrosion Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AAS: Corrosion Science Technology Specialization  17-3029  $73,385 24.3% 150
     Atmospheric Corrosion Certificate Level I
     Cathodic Protection Certificate Level I
Welding
     Basic Welding Helper Certificate Level I  51-4121  $43,192 26.3% 870
     Advanced Welding Technology Certificate Level I
Welder FastTrack NON-CREDIT
Welder (Bilingual) FastTrack NON-CREDIT
MEDIA ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Audio Recording Technology / Video Production
Audio Recording Technology, AAS  27-4014  $51,737 14.3% 0
     Audio Recording Technology Certificate Level I
     Electronic Music and Midi Certificate Level I
     Electronic Music and Midi Enhanced Skills Certificate
Digital Communication
Digital Communication, AAS  27-1024  $44,887* 19.1% 155
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I
     Digital Communication Certificate Level II
     Digital Published Enhanced Skills Certificate
     eLearning and Courseware Development Enhanced Skills Certificate
Digital Communication, AAS: Digital Photography Specialization  27-4021  $34,629 12.1% 60
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I: Digital Photography Specialization
     Digital Communication Certificate Level II: Digital Photography Specialization
     Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate
Digital Communication, AAS: Graphic Design Specialization  27-1024  $44,887* 19.1% 155
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I: Graphic Design Specialization
     Digital Communication Certificate Level II: Graphic Design Specialization
Digital Communication, AAS: Multimedia Specialization  27-1014  $63,488* 19.2% 45
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I: Multimedia Specialization
     Digital Communication Certificate Level II: Multimedia Specialization
Digital Communication, AAS: Web Publishing Specialization  15-1134  $65,548 25.2% 105
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I: Web Publishing Specialization
     Digital Communication Certificate Level II: Web Publishing Specialization
     Database Programming for the Web Enhanced Skills Certificate
Digital Communication, AAS: Simulation and Animation Specialization  27-1014  $63,488* 19.2% 45
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I: Simulation and Animation Specialization
     Digital Communication Certificate Level II: Simulation and Animation Specialization
     Digital Communication Certificate Level I: Animation and Special Effects Specialization
Filmmaking
Filmmaking, AAS  27-4032  $38,748* 25.0% 5
     Filmmaking Certificate Level I: Production Specialization
     Filmmaking Certificate Level I: Screenwriting Specialization
     Filmmaking Certificate Level II
     Film Production III Enhanced Skills Certificate
Filmmaking, AAS: Film / Video and Special Effects Specialization
     Filmmaking Certificate Level I: Film / Video and Special Effects Specialization
     Filmmaking Certificate Level II: Film / Video and Special Effects Specialization
     Filmmaking Certificate Level I: Editing Specialization
Music Business
Music Business, AAS: Administration Specialization  13-1011  $45,718* 25.0% 4
     Music Business Certificate Level II: Administration Specialization
Music Business, AAS: Songwriting / Production Specialization
     Music Business Certificate Level II: Songwriting / Production Specialization
     Music Business Certificate Level I
PUBLIC SAFETY
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice, AAS: Law Enforcement  33-3051  $55,159 5.7% 510
     Basic Peace Officer Licensing Certificate Level I
Texas Basic Peace Officer NON-CREDIT
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services, AAS  29-2041  $35,038 28.7% 195
     Emergency Medical Services Certificate Level II: Paramedic
     Emergency Medical Services Certificate Level I: Intermediate
Fire Protection
Fire and Arson Investigation Technology, AAS  33-2021  $59,854 5.3% 5
     Fire and Arson Investigator Marketable Skills Achievement Award
Fire Science and Safety
Fire Protection and Safety Technology, AAS  33-2011  $47,848 7.7% 180
     Basic Firefighter Certificate Level I
     Fire Officer I Certificate Level I  33-1021  $72,703 4.7% 50
     Fire Inspector Marketable Skills Achievement Award  47-4011  $66,254 19.5% 115
TRANSPORTATION
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology, AAS  49-3023  $40,243 21.4% 555
     Automotive Technician Certificate Level I
     Autobody / Collision and Repair Technician Certificate Level I  49-3021  $42,269 22.5% 115
     Light Automotive Maintenance Technician Marketable Skills Achievement Award  Data varies according to industry sector and/or position.
Heavy Vehicles and Trucks
     Heavy Motor Vehicle Mechanic Certificate Level I  49-3031  $44,882 23.6% 265
     Diesel Preventative Maintenance Marketable Skills Achievement Award
Freight Broker FastTrack NON-CREDIT  43-5011  $45,279 37.6% 145
Professional Truck Driver FastTrack NON-CREDIT  53-3032  $47,501 26.0% 1,680
OTHER
Horticulture
Horticulture Technology, AAS  37-1012  $41,316 21.6% 130
     Landscape Horticulture Certificate Level I  37-3011  $23,646 26.2% 1,130
     Master of Floriculture Certificate Level I  27-1023  $26,298 5.8% 30
     Nursery and Floral Production Certificate Level I  45-2092  $19,385 1.9% 475
     Horticulture Entrepreneur Certificate Level II  Data is not available for general ownership of a business.
Interpreting / Sign Language
Sign Language / Interpretation and Translation, AAS  27-3091  $55,513* 48.0% 75
     American Sign Language / Deaf Studies Certificate Level II