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CTE Secondary and Postsecondary Labor Market Data

CTE programs of study must lead to careers that are high-skill, high-wage, and/or in-demand.

Definition of High-Skill Careers CTE programs of study that demonstrate high-skill lead to careers that: 1. Require previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience of one or more years; 2. Have a Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) rating of at least six as defined by O*Net; 3. Require state or federal licensing or industry-recognized certification; or 4. Require a recognized postsecondary credential or degree.

Definition of High-Wage Careers CTE programs of study that demonstrate high-wage are those that lead to careers that exceed the state average annual wage. The 2018 average annual wage in Maryland was $58,770.

Definition of In-Demand Careers CTE programs of study that demonstrate in-demand are those that lead to careers with a growth rate over ten years of at least 7% or a two-year occupational projected growth of 2.5%.

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