What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

1,557,100

Total High School CTE Concentrators

125,456

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 2,840 $95,780 15.5%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 750 $46,930 17.3%
Food Scientists and Technologists 640 $70,050 14.1%
Soil and Plant Scientists 960 $59,870 12.5%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 330 $62,400 12.1%
Foresters 150 $64,520 6.7%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2,230 $42,740 8.5%
Biological Technicians 3,950 $44,070 13.9%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 5,890 $53,990 17.3%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 3,590 $43,040 19.2%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 400 $41,930 10%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,580 $34,070 15.8%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 5,500 $34,120 18.2%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 17,840 $22,030 30.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 2,320 $47,330 6.9%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 3,630 $23,800 6.1%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 4,470 $26,140 10.3%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 76,850 $21,170 5.9%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 78,120 $22,540 6.6%
Agricultural Workers, All Other 400 $19,840 15%
Fallers 60 $47,840 -16.7%
Logging Equipment Operators 950 $43,890 -1.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 4,260 $36,440 20.7%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 2,570 $43,930 21%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 10,320 $37,320 5%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 8,990 $34,370 19.4%
Natural Sciences Managers 2,010 $117,130 15.9%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 259,100 $63,160 4%
Agricultural Engineers 130 $0 7.7%
Animal Scientists 360 $49,390 11.1%
Forest and Conservation Workers 240 $31,760 0%
Animal Breeders 460 $33,120 13%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Texas) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
ACT - Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 2,226
Feedyard Machinery Operation, Repair & Maintenance Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 46
Feedyard Cattle Care & Handling Technician Certification Very Oversupplied 0 31
Veterinary Technician License License Very Undersupplied 6,796 6
Agricultural Mechanics Certification Certification Supply meets demand 1 0
Animal Science Certification Certification Very Undersupplied 95 0
NAVTA - Approved Veterinary Assistant Certification Very Undersupplied 14 0