What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

225,400

Total High School CTE Concentrators

1,523

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 830 $71,420 9.6%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 240 $59,050 8.3%
Foresters 370 $60,540 5.4%
Biological Technicians 590 $39,630 11.9%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 50 $40,330 20%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 220 $38,840 13.6%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 260 $44,720 3.8%
Pest Control Workers 2,160 $30,220 17.1%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 580 $31,620 12.1%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 820 $30,690 20.7%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 5,050 $20,990 23.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,180 $50,300 -8.5%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 950 $24,360 -5.3%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,550 $29,680 -9%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 14,400 $24,390 -12.8%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 2,270 $29,780 -13.7%
Logging Equipment Operators 1,670 $40,210 -13.8%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 620 $33,190 22.6%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 290 $39,570 13.8%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 3,220 $42,150 -4.3%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 2,440 $22,990 12.3%
Natural Sciences Managers 490 $81,730 16.3%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 25,500 $73,740 -16.9%
Forest and Conservation Workers 480 $24,610 -4.2%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (South Carolina) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
iCEV - Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification Very Oversupplied 0 180
Plant Science Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 59
Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 30
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Nutrition, Food, and Wellness CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 10
Animal Science Certification Certification Supply meets demand 1 0