What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

267,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

5,891

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 970 $64,440 6.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 310 $38,390 12.9%
Food Scientists and Technologists 340 $59,320 8.8%
Soil and Plant Scientists 410 $49,810 14.6%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 390 $50,200 2.6%
Foresters 260 $48,010 3.8%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 580 $38,770 10.3%
Biological Technicians 1,210 $40,460 29.8%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 50 $45,980 20%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 470 $39,090 12.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 190 $44,140 0%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 630 $37,470 3.2%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 1,750 $42,100 10.9%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 4,730 $21,460 20.7%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 770 $27,000 6.5%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 790 $31,000 6.3%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 4,290 $26,340 1.6%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 3,760 $28,080 3.2%
Agricultural Workers, All Other 130 $32,220 0%
Logging Equipment Operators 240 $31,890 0%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 340 $45,320 11.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,310 $36,400 6.9%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,670 $41,840 -1.9%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 2,220 $31,560 22.1%
Natural Sciences Managers 870 $104,550 20.7%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 9,930 $56,870 1.3%
Animal Scientists 150 $62,720 13.3%
Animal Breeders 140 $54,400 14.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Missouri) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Missouri Agriculture Skill & Knowledge Assessment Certification Very Oversupplied 0 3,310
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Nutrition CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 231
ACT - Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 68
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Food Science Fundamentals CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 41
NAVTA - Approved Veterinary Assistant Certification Supply meets demand 3 0
Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 0 0