What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

212,200

Total High School CTE Concentrators

14,188

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 750 $79,470 6.7%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 240 $49,060 8.3%
Food Scientists and Technologists 30 $51,780 0%
Soil and Plant Scientists 150 $56,180 6.7%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $53,420 0%
Foresters 230 $61,540 4.3%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 240 $37,120 4.2%
Biological Technicians 960 $37,930 11.5%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 90 $45,060 11.1%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 480 $47,130 10.4%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 240 $44,120 0%
Pest Control Workers 2,110 $33,190 6.2%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 520 $33,110 7.7%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 370 $38,340 5.4%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 3,280 $19,620 18.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,360 $59,470 0.7%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,330 $25,630 1.5%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 2,260 $23,710 6.6%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 22,490 $22,330 0.2%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 460 $27,140 0%
Agricultural Workers, All Other 360 $23,940 -5.6%
Fallers 260 $44,690 -11.5%
Logging Equipment Operators 3,180 $36,690 -1.9%
Log Graders and Scalers 170 $39,810 5.9%
Logging Workers, All Other 90 $31,320 -11.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 470 $38,530 12.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 770 $46,260 6.5%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 1,950 $43,240 -5.6%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 2,470 $30,180 8.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Alabama) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Beef Quality Assurance Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 5,804
Alabama Forestry Worker Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 403
Alabama Turfgrass Management Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 190
Integrated Pest Management Certification Very Oversupplied 0 57