What are the top occupations aligned to each career cluster?

Total High School Students Enrolled

394,600

Total High School CTE Concentrators

12,621

Occupation Employment
(2016)
Median Pay
(2017)
Projected Growth
(2016-26)
Environmental Engineers 1,240 $83,810 8.9%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 410 $44,700 14.6%
Soil and Plant Scientists 250 $61,220 8%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 300 $61,160 6.7%
Foresters 300 $55,550 6.7%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 480 $37,030 4.2%
Biological Technicians 1,840 $43,630 14.7%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 700 $40,940 8.6%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 290 $40,080 6.9%
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 840 $33,790 6%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 8,340 $22,730 26.6%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,320 $26,270 3.8%
Agricultural Equipment Operators 2,730 $33,430 5.5%
Fallers 600 $40,280 -3.3%
Logging Equipment Operators 1,990 $40,840 3.5%
Log Graders and Scalers 190 $34,370 0%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 1,360 $37,960 10.3%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 970 $38,240 10.3%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 3,140 $44,390 -1%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 3,990 $31,090 11.5%
Natural Sciences Managers 1,320 $126,060 11.4%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 37,600 $86,170 -1.9%
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Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and state education agencies

Credential Explorer

Credential (Virginia) Credential Type Supply/Demand Category Credentials
Demanded Earned
Pesticide Applicator License License Very Oversupplied 0 475
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Small Animal Science and Technology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 454
iCEV - Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification Very Oversupplied 0 116
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Natural Resource Systems CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 80
Continental Kennel Club Canine Care and Training Level 1 Certification Very Oversupplied 0 49
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Animal Systems CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 43
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Horticulture Landscaping CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 34
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Nutrition CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 33
Virginia Greenhouse Operators Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 28
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Production Agriculture CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 27
Plant Science Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 26
AAH Veterinary Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Floriculture CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 22
Veterinary Medical Applications Certification Certification Very Oversupplied 0 22
NOCTI Pathway Assessment - Agricultural Biotechnology CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 21
AAFCS Pre-PAC - Food Science Fundamentals CTE Assessment Very Oversupplied 0 11
ACT - Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification Very Oversupplied 0 11
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Agriculture Mechanics CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
Precision Exams - Equine Science CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 8
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Floriculture Greenhouse CTE Assessment Moderately Oversupplied 0 6
Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification Certification Supply meets demand 0 5
NOCTI Job Ready Assessment - Electric Power and Distribution CTE Assessment Supply meets demand 0 4
Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate Certification Supply meets demand 0 2
Integrated Pest Management Certification Supply meets demand 0 0
NAVTA - Approved Veterinary Assistant Certification Supply meets demand 2 0