What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

143,800

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,405

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 430 $83,720 11.6%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 100 $49,410 20%
Food Scientists and Technologists 350 $69,900 5.7%
Soil and Plant Scientists 500 $52,510 22%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 160 $53,010 -6.3%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 380 $39,990 5.3%
Biological Technicians 700 $40,110 17.1%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 100 $46,930 20%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 390 $45,700 12.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $51,010 0%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 650 $33,070 6.2%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 600 $33,950 10%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,380 $33,180 8%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,940 $28,190 14.3%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 4,660 $26,390 2.8%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 300 $33,380 10%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,580 $38,950 4.4%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 1,430 $38,640 -3.5%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 1,760 $32,170 9.7%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Kansas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Beef Quality Assurance Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 36
Career Pathways - Comprehensive Agriculture Assessment CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 28
Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate Certification Very Oversupplied 0 26
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
Career Pathways - Plant Systems Qualifications CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 12
Career Pathways - Animal Systems Qualifications CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
Career Pathways - Power, Structural and Technical System CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
Pesticide Applicator License License Supply meets demand 0 5
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 5