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2010 High Priority Occupations in Agriculture and Food Production (AFP) Industry Cluster
 
The AFP cluster begins with the growing of food crops, including grains and livestock, and ends with the wholesale and retail distribution of these products. The cluster also includes support industries such as refrigerated warehousing and fertilizer manufacturing as well as public agencies that oversee agricultural programs. A Food Processing sub-cluster is defined to address the unique workforce and economic development needs of industries that use raw agricultural products.
 
High Priority Occupations in AFP
(New occupation additions in 2010 are marked with an asterisk.)
 
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SOC Code Occupation Educational Attainment 1 Industry Cluster Wage, 2008 Industry Cluster All Industries Percent Employment Change, 2004-2006 Percent Change in Wages, 2006-2008 Unempl. Rate, 2007-2009 Completers as Percent of Total Openings
11-9011 *Farm & Agricultural Managers BD+ $53,821 0 236 12.02% 45.25% 0.0% 182.63%
29-1131 Veterinarians, Large Animals PROF $96,080 29 122 38.98% 9.82% 0.0% 95.08%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians AD $29,764 56 190 18.83% 7.07% 2.6% 37.89%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants ST OJT $22,033 12 48 10.20% 2.99% N/A 114.58%
41-4012 Sales Representatives MT OJT $54,940 175 2,041 24.29% 5.28% 4.5% 18.91%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives MT OJT $31,250 61 4,400 27.21% 9.45% 6.5% 3.61%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks ST OJT $32,106 44 755 -4.51% 9.68% 6.3% 6.49%
45-1011 *Farm & Forestry Worker Supervisors MT OJT $43,759 1 50 -1.00% -1.67% N/A 16.00%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics LT OJT $42,802 45 520 75.39% 5.50% 3.9% 2.31%
51-1011 Supervisors - Production & Operating Workers WK EXP $51,060 42 510 -8.53% 3.09% 5.6% N/A
51-9111 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators/Tenders ST OJT $30,133 137 373 29.52% 2.49% 15.9% N/A
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers ST OJT $30,588 64 331 9.05% 6.77% 7.3% 0.30%
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer MT OJT $40,579 188 2,132 4.25% 7.79% 7.3% N/A
53-7051 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators ST OJT $32,223 119 964 5.55% 7.41% 7.8% N/A
 
1 Educational Attainment Abbreviations:
 
ST OJT Short-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
MT OJT Moderate-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
LT OJT Long-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
WK EXP Work Experience - in a related occupation, training is gained through hands-on work in a similar occupation.
PS VOC Post-secondary Vocational Training - training is gained through a vocational training program.
AD Associate’s Degree – degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD Bachelor’s Degree – degree completed after four years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD+ Bachelor’s Degree plus experience – a four-year bachelor’s degree plus experience gained through hands-on experience.
MD Master’s – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
PhD Doctoral – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
PROF First Professional Degree – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
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