What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

294,000

Total High School CTE Concentrators

4,430

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 1,150 $83,750 15.7%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 680 $56,510 17.6%
Food Scientists and Technologists 200 $54,020 5%
Soil and Plant Scientists 150 $49,510 6.7%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $65,520 0%
Foresters 190 $56,680 5.3%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 450 $38,010 6.7%
Biological Technicians 670 $38,890 11.9%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 730 $41,620 16.4%
Pest Control Workers 2,260 $37,430 19.5%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 740 $33,610 23%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 1,200 $32,280 20%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 3,970 $21,820 24.4%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,910 $35,330 8.9%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 7,810 $21,840 1.2%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 3,390 $25,690 -3.8%
Agricultural Workers, All Other 220 $27,390 9.1%
Logging Equipment Operators 990 $32,380 12.1%
Log Graders and Scalers 150 $32,800 0%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 800 $56,360 15%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 690 $35,520 15.9%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,870 $41,110 -4.5%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 2,700 $29,470 0.4%
Natural Sciences Managers 520 $107,600 11.5%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 16,400 $48,620 -0.7%
Forest and Conservation Workers 400 $24,100 -2.5%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Tennessee) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Pesticide Applicator License License Very Oversupplied 0 15
Tennessee Animal Science Certification CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 5