What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

419,900

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,130

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 1,220 $84,940 9%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 440 $42,910 13.6%
Food Scientists and Technologists 1,230 $71,610 11.4%
Soil and Plant Scientists 70 $71,480 0%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 150 $61,940 6.7%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 260 $54,120 7.7%
Biological Technicians 820 $50,350 6.1%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 60 $0 16.7%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 790 $41,610 6.3%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 260 $36,980 11.5%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 600 $48,120 6.7%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 6,750 $23,960 29.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 290 $41,700 3.4%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 380 $29,390 0%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,760 $24,870 -1.1%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 90 $25,880 -11.1%
Agricultural Workers, All Other 90 $19,920 -11.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 1,140 $57,340 7.9%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,350 $59,900 -9.4%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 2,320 $33,980 3%
Natural Sciences Managers 4,280 $166,190 8.9%
Forest and Conservation Workers 320 $35,570 -6.3%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (New Jersey) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Animal Science Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 42 0
Plant Science Certification Certification Supply meets demand 2 0