What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

622,700

Total High School CTE Concentrators

6,051

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 1,620 $90,300 8.6%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 420 $48,110 4.8%
Food Scientists and Technologists 490 $84,280 8.2%
Soil and Plant Scientists 530 $52,250 11.3%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 260 $54,820 3.8%
Foresters 130 $67,090 7.7%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 760 $38,510 3.9%
Biological Technicians 1,250 $52,920 0%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 870 $42,330 2.3%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 470 $47,440 2.1%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,640 $37,880 0%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 640 $44,100 6.3%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10,120 $22,660 18.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 530 $46,270 3.8%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,590 $25,320 -0.6%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,630 $35,350 3.1%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 7,840 $27,250 0.9%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 2,940 $23,950 -2.7%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 1,680 $55,010 14.9%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,620 $43,840 8.6%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 4,070 $56,630 -5.2%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 3,620 $66,130 11%
Natural Sciences Managers 1,820 $113,180 4.4%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 58,850 $60,090 1%
Agricultural Engineers 40 $87,030 0%
Animal Scientists 70 $51,960 14.3%
Forest and Conservation Workers 180 $35,590 -5.6%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Illinois) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Animal Science Certification Certification No Data 5 No Data
Integrated Pest Management Certification No Data 1 No Data
Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certificate Certification No Data 3 No Data
TVMA - Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification No Data 5 No Data
Veterinary Technician License License No Data 1,805 No Data