What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

543,826

Total High School CTE Concentrators

2,307

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 3,280 $85,690 6.7%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 960 $46,170 9.4%
Food Scientists and Technologists 420 $72,690 0%
Soil and Plant Scientists 300 $56,920 6.7%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 380 $64,440 5.3%
Foresters 360 $65,910 5.6%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 730 $39,310 5.5%
Biological Technicians 4,330 $46,100 10.2%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 600 $43,250 5%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 1,160 $43,430 6.9%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 940 $50,510 3.2%
Pest Control Workers 2,280 $35,790 3.5%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 910 $35,900 5.5%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 2,190 $35,070 7.3%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 8,160 $21,840 16.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 2,080 $54,290 2.4%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,210 $25,070 1.7%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 2,900 $36,960 5.5%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 20,740 $26,930 -0.5%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 6,190 $26,140 0.8%
Logging Equipment Operators 850 $38,590 -5.9%
Log Graders and Scalers 140 $35,400 7.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 1,320 $47,360 6.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,150 $38,060 7%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 5,520 $49,220 -5.8%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 6,020 $37,260 8%
Natural Sciences Managers 2,230 $130,970 8.1%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 39,860 $91,340 -3.9%
Agricultural Engineers 120 $71,400 8.3%
Animal Scientists 230 $51,020 4.3%
Forest and Conservation Workers 250 $50,070 -4%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Pennsylvania) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certificate Certification Very Oversupplied 0 442
Beef Quality Assurance Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 163
Pennsylvania Environment Agricultural Conservation Certification of Excellence Certification Very Oversupplied 0 120
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator Certification Very Oversupplied 0 95
Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Certification Very Oversupplied 0 50
Pesticide Applicator License License Very Oversupplied 0 28
EPA Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Certification Very Oversupplied 0 18
Animal Science Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 18 0
Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 3 0