What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

148,300

Total High School CTE Concentrators

9,618

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 230 $78,190 8.7%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 110 $45,670 18.2%
Food Scientists and Technologists 540 $60,630 5.6%
Soil and Plant Scientists 1,870 $67,980 8%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 90 $71,970 0%
Foresters 70 $64,390 14.3%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 1,180 $46,750 12.7%
Biological Technicians 820 $42,800 13.4%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 390 $47,000 15.4%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 430 $38,470 2.3%
Pest Control Workers 450 $35,720 20%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,250 $35,910 11.2%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 740 $42,110 13.5%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 2,070 $21,970 19.8%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,290 $57,730 3.9%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 690 $30,780 -2.9%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 2,670 $35,430 9.4%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,320 $28,080 -1.3%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 5,220 $32,230 0.2%
Agricultural Workers, All Other 7,380 $29,120 0%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 440 $36,790 18.2%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 2,400 $43,690 7.9%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,010 $45,590 -4.5%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 1,500 $33,270 14.7%
Natural Sciences Managers 390 $117,890 12.8%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 88,930 $70,220 0%
Agricultural Engineers 340 $80,640 8.8%
Animal Scientists 210 $68,150 4.8%
Forest and Conservation Workers 190 $25,290 0%
Animal Breeders 570 $30,430 7%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Iowa) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Beef Quality Assurance Certification Certification No Data 2 No Data
Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certificate Certification No Data 8 No Data
Veterinary Technician License License No Data 430 No Data