What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

199,200

Total High School CTE Concentrators

6,040

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 410 $75,540 7.3%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 150 $46,280 6.7%
Food Scientists and Technologists 80 $47,600 12.5%
Soil and Plant Scientists 170 $66,710 0%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 190 $55,900 5.3%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 350 $40,680 8.6%
Biological Technicians 660 $40,130 10.6%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 70 $64,590 -14.3%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 270 $38,720 14.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 200 $36,430 0%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 250 $30,820 4%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 1,110 $32,610 16.2%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 4,730 $21,540 13.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 400 $45,390 5%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 190 $25,230 5.3%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 350 $30,940 8.6%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,990 $24,600 1.5%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 3,310 $25,240 5.7%
Logging Equipment Operators 370 $29,220 10.8%
Log Graders and Scalers 110 $26,620 9.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 390 $42,150 12.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 910 $33,360 14.3%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,410 $37,000 -2.5%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 1,910 $29,170 9.9%
Natural Sciences Managers 300 $105,250 10%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 4,290 $73,110 9.6%
Agricultural Engineers 50 $62,320 0%
Animal Breeders 90 $36,520 11.1%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Kentucky) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
iCEV - Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification Very Oversupplied 0 291
Bayer Crop Science Plant Science Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 145
NAVTA - Approved Veterinary Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 100
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Nutrition CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 18
Kentucky CTE - Agricultural Power, Structural, Technical Systems CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Food Science Fundamentals CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Production Agriculture CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 2
Integrated Pest Management Certification Supply meets demand 0 0