2016-17 Cluster Analysis Documents for Virginia


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Health Science

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Health Science

The Health Science cluster continues to have the highest rate of job growth of all clusters in Virginia. It employed approximately 294,000 Virginia workers in 2014, and is expected to employ nearly 63,000 more by 2024. The Therapeutic Services pathway is expected to see the greatest number of job openings in the years until 2024. Read the full report.

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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

This cluster is anticipated to experience a slightly below-average employment growth through 2024. In 2014, this cluster provided approximately 250,000 jobs in Virginia and about 16,500 more are expected by 2024. The Sales & Service pathway is projected to see the highest percentage job growth. Read the full report.


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Information Technology

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Information Technology

With anticipated job growth rate of 17 percent by 2024, Information Technology is expected to have the second highest percentage of job growth in the Commonwealth among all clusters. The greatest number of new jobs are anticipated in three occupations: Web Developers, Information Security Analysts, and Computer Systems Analysts. Read the full report.

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STEM

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

By 2024, the STEM cluster is anticipated to expand its employment in Virginia by 6 percent. Statisticians are projected to experience the highest rate of job growth in this cluster while Mechanical Engineers are expected to see the greatest number of annual job openings. Read the full report.


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Manufacturing

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Manufacturing

The Manufacturing cluster is comprised of four pathways that include positions available to individuals with a variety of education levels. Despite a job growth rate of only 1 percent over the decade, this cluster is projected to have about 7,000 job openings annually as a result of both job growth and net replacement of employees who leave their jobs. Read the full report.

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

Anticipated job growth in this cluster is 11 percent by 2024 with nearly 229 new positions for Forensic Science Technicians and 1,404 new positions for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. However, Security & Protective Services is anticipated to see the greatest increase in overall number of jobs. Read the full report.


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Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

The overall expected growth for this cluster is 2% by 2024, which is a lower-than-average growth rate. Three occupations will see a significant decline in the number of jobs available over the next decade: Prepress Technicians and Workers, Desktop Publishers, and Radio and Television Announcers. Read the full report.

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Finance

Report: Education, Employment & Earnings: Analyzing Data from Finance

The Securities & Investments pathway is projected to see the highest growth rate in the years until 2024 at 22%, while the Accounting pathway is expected to add the most jobs — over 6,000 by 2024. Overall, the expected growth in the Finance Cluster is 9% by 2024, which is about the same as for the Commonwealth as a whole. Read the full report.


Archived Reports


Architecture & Construction

February 2015
Full Report

In this cluster, Construction is the pathway with the highest number of employment opportunities while Design/Pre-Construction is drawing on the greatest educational experiences. The expected growth in this cluster is 18%, with 10,535 annual job openings expected between 2012 and 2022 due to growth and net replacements. Read the full report.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

February 2015
Full Report

Employment is not expected to increase in this cluster as a whole, but growth is anticipated in pathways, such as Animal Systems and Natural Resource Systems. Engineering and technical occupations, including veterinary technicians and conservation scientists, are anticipated to see strong job growth. Read the full report.

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

March 2015
Full Report

The overall expected growth for this cluster is 8% by 2022 with Technical Writing and Graphic Design experiencing the highest number of job openings. This Cluster Analysis highlights information important to each of the six pathways. Read the full report.

Business Management & Administration

March 2015
Full Report

In the Business Management & Administration Cluster, Administrative Support is expected to see the highest growth in sheer number of available jobs, and particularly strong job growth is anticipated for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners. The overall expected growth in this cluster is 9% by 2022. Read the full report.

Education & Training

April 2015
Full Report

In the Education & Training Cluster, the overall expected growth by 2022 is 18% and exceeds the projected employment growth rate across the Commonwealth. Childcare workers, elementary school teachers, and teacher assistants are expected to have the greatest number of job opportunities, annually, through 2022. Read the full report.

Finance

April 2015
Full Report

The Securities & Investments pathway is projected to see the highest growth rate in the years until 2022, adding nearly 3000 new jobs while the Accounting pathway is projected to see the highest growth in sheer numbers of new jobs — nearly 7000 jobs by 2022. Overall, the expected growth in the Finance Cluster is 13% by 2022. Read the full report.

Government

May 2015
Full Report

Employment growth is anticipated in most of the pathways in Government & Public Administration. Many occupations in this cluster, especially those in Governance, Planning and Revenue & Taxation pathways, require college degrees. Read the full report.

Health Science

May 2015
Full Report

The Health Science cluster is the fastest growing cluster in Virginia. It employed approximately 294,000 Virginia workers in 2012, and is expected to employ nearly 77,000 more in 2022. The Therapeutic Services pathway is expected to see the greatest number of job openings in the years until 2022. Read the full report.

Hospitality & Tourism

June 2015
Full Report

The Hospitality & Tourism Cluster is expected to grow by over 65,000 jobs between 2012 and 2022, with over 21,000 employment opportunities available annually. While the Travel and Tourism pathway is expected to grow in the coming years, there is likely to be a decrease in the demand for positions such as Travel Agents. Read the full report.

Human Services

June 2015
Full Report

The Human Services Cluster is expected to grow by over 40,000 jobs between the years 2012 and 2022, with over 7,000 employment opportunities available annually. With a projected growth rate of 25 percent by 2022, Human Services is one of the fastest-growing clusters in the Commonwealth. full report.

Information Technology

July 2015
Full Report

With anticipated job growth rate of 25 percent between 2012 and 2012, Information Technology is one of the fastest growing clusters in the Commonwealth. Among all pathways in the IT cluster, the greatest number of new jobs is anticipated in Programming and Software Development. full report.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

July 2015
Full Report

Anticipated job growth in this cluster is 15 percent between 2012 and 2022 with nearly 50% more positions for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. In this cluster, Security & Protective Services is anticipated to have the highest number of jobs by 2022. full report.

Manufacturing

August 2015
Full Report

The Manufacturing cluster is comprised of four pathways that include positions available to individuals with a variety of education levels. By 2022, this cluster is anticipated to include over 300,000 positions across Virginia with the Production pathway comprising the greatest number of positions—nearly 162,000. full report.

Marketing

August 2015
Full Report

With nearly 470,000 positions anticipated by 2022, Marketing is one of the largest career clusters across the Commonwealth. Professional Sales is the largest pathway, but is anticipated to grow at the slowest rate while Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists are expected to be the fastest growing occupations in the cluster. full report.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

September 2015
Full Report

By 2022, this cluster is anticipated to include nearly 100,000 positions across Virginia, which is about a 12 percent growth rate over 2012 employment figures. Mechanical and Civil Engineering occupations are anticipated to have the highest employment numbers. full report.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

September 2015
Full Report

By 2022, this cluster is anticipated to include over 325,000 positions across the Commonwealth, which is a growth rate of about 9 percent over 2012 employment figures. Occupations likely to see fast growth during this time period include Logisticians and Automotive & Watercraft Service Attendants. full report.


Health Science

February 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Occupations within the Health Science Career Cluster currently make up nearly one in ten Virginia jobs. Students interested in becoming doctors, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides, Emergency Medicine Technicians (EMTs) ,health sciences researchers, or other health services professionals can anticipate a favorable job market in the coming years. Read more in the full report.

Architecture and Construction

April 2014
Full Report | Highlights

The pace of activity in architecture and construction in Virginia is picking up after the blows dealt by the recent recession. By 2020, construction is forecast to grow by about 24 percent over 2010 levels. As a result, more than three quarters of Virginia construction employers consider preparing the next generation of skilled construction workers a top legislative priority. Read more in the full report.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

June 2014
Full Report | Highlights

The occupations in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster provide employment for about 4 percent of Virginians. By 2020, employment in this Career Cluster is expected to grow by 13 percent over 2010 levels. The highly skilled public service professionals making their careers in these fields are vital to our communities and to the future of the Commonwealth. Read more in the full report.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

July 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Virginia is a national leader in technology and innovation—by 2020 it is estimated that STEM will provide employment opportunities for over 100,000 Virginians. Beyond the many career choices in STEM, the technological competence and problem solving skills encouraged in this cluster will become increasingly important for today’s young job-seekers. Read more in the full report.

Information Technology

August 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Occupations in Information Technology—such as data modeling, geospatial analysis, software engineering, IT consulting, or technical support—make up nearly 5 percent of employment opportunities in Virginia. This brief reveals important statistics about IT employment and addresses ways to engage students in this growing and changing industry. Read more in the full report.

Manufacturing

September 2014
Full Report | Highlights

Despite declines in recent decades, the United States remains a critical part of the U.S. economy as the second largest manufacturing sector in the world. The Commonwealth — in particular, the Virginia Beach region — plays an important national role in shipbuilding and repair and the New River Valley is home to the largest Volvo Truck assembly plant in the world. Read more in the full report.


How is Equality at Work Changing?

January 2013
Full Report

  • Equality at Work: New Census Bureau Data Shows How It’s Changing
  • How New Occupation Data Might Impact the Designation of Nontraditional Courses

America’s Manufacturing Revival

March 2013
Full Report

  • Recovery From High Unemployment Rates Is Slow But Real
  • America’s Manufacturing Revival
  • Manufacturing Is Looking For Workers With Technical Training and Certification

New Labor Market Data for Virginia

April 2013
Full Report

  • New Labor Market Data for Virginia
  • New Occupations Available in the Next Projections Series
  • Job Prospects in the Information Technology Cluster

What Can a Virginia Grad Expect to Earn?

May 2013
Full Report

  • How Much Do Virginia Graduates Earn
  • Occupational Unemployment Rates

Myths (and some truths) about Education & Jobs

September 2013
Full Report

  • In-demand Certifications
  • What’s New in Media Jobs
  • Some Myths About Education and Jobs (and a few truths)
  • What Happens After Graduation? High School Graduates, College, and the Labor Market

How the Recession Affected Virginia

January 2012
Full Report

  • Career Cluster Predictions: Employment Opportunities In 2018
  • How The Recession Affected Occupations In Virginia

Where Will the Jobs Be in 2020?

February 2012
Full Report

  • Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020
  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Employment and Career Cluster Projections 2010-220

March 2012
Full Report

  • Employment Projections 2010-2020
  • Why Care About Occupation Data
  • Career Cluster Employment Projections, 2010-2020
  • Employment Projections for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, 2010-2020
  • Employment Projections for Architecture and Construction, 2010-2020

Career Readiness should Be a Goal for All Students

August 2012
Full Report

  • Career Readiness — A Goal for All Students
  • Technology Changes Everything: Computers Really Are Taking Jobs

Workplace Readiness Skills Still a Priority

September 2012
Full Report

  • Jobs And Gender: How Are They Changing and What Does That Mean for CTE
  • Workplace Readiness Skills Still A Priority for Employers
  • Community College Certificate Programs: Are They Worth It?

Key Industries for Virginia

October 2012
Full Report

  • Key Industries for Virginia
  • Dual Enrollment Improves Outcomes for California CTE Students
  • CTE and Urban Students

The Changing Face of Virginia Agriculture

December 2012
Full Report

  • Meeting Nontraditional Enrollment Goals
  • The Changing Face of Virginia Agriculture
  • Virginia’s Growing Latino Student Population is Key to the Future of CTE

Praise for CTE’s Workplace Readiness Skills Initiative

January 2011
Full Report

  • Virginia Business Leaders Praise CTE’s Workplace Readiness Skills Initiative
  • Metro Area Occupational Employment and Wage Data

CTE: A Model for Education Reform

February 2011
Full Report

  • CTE: A Model For Education Reform
  • Reasons For Gender Segregation Are Complex

Employer Partners Are a Key to Job Success

March 2011
Full Report

  • Completer Follow-up Survey
  • Employer Partners: One Key To Job Success

Building And Sustaining Employer Partnerships

April 2011
Full Report

  • Follow-up Survey Update
  • Building And Sustaining Employer Partnerships
  • Students Grade Their Schools on Job Preparation

FIRST Robotics & TSA Bring Women To STEM

May 2011
Full Report

  • Seeking New Ideas for Attracting and Retaining Non-traditional Students
  • FIRST Robotics & TSA Bring Women To STEM

Gender Equality and CTE

June 2011
Full Report

  • Modeling Gender Equality And Serious Recruiting Increase Nontraditional Enrollment
  • What It Takes: Commitment to CTE and to Gender Equity
  • Modeling Gender Equality And Serious Recruiting Increase Enrollment

Summer Jobs Are Scarce for Today’s Teen

July 2011
Full Report

  • Workplace Readiness Skills: They’re Not Just For CTE Students
  • Modeling Gender Equality And Serious Recruiting Increase Enrollment
  • Summer Jobs No Longer An Option For Most Teens

Student Financial Woes Hurt Graduation Rates

August 2011
Full Report

  • How To Find Data When You Need It
  • How Much Is A Bachelor’s Degree Worth? It Depends On Your Major.
  • The Skills We Need Today
  • Business Taking A Hand In STEM
  • Student Financial Woes Hurt Graduation Rates. Dual Enrollment Can Help.

Recruiting Male Students to Health Programs

September 2011
Full Report

  • Marketing, Advertising, And Word-of-Mouth Recruit Males Students To Health Programs
  • Finding And Keeping Employer Partners
  • College Achievement Vs. Expectations

Consider Practical Nursing if Adding a New CTE Program

October 2011
Full Report

  • Employer Partners Help Open a New Program in Hanover
  • Adding A New Program? Consider Practical Nursing
  • Student Debt At Virginia’s Four-Year Colleges And Universities

How to Locate Employers in Your Community and How to Find Employment Data for CTE Program Applications

November 2011
Full Report

  • Why Invest in CTE and STEM in High School?
  • Planning a New CTE Program? Here’s how to find employment data for your application
  • Hispanics and African Americans Underrepresented in STEM Jobs
  • How to Locate Employers in Your Community

Local Success Stories: Attracting Non-traditional Students to Health Programs and STEM

December 2011
Full Report

  • Practical Nursing: Guys Can Do This Too
  • Agriscience in Carroll County Gives Women A Pathway to STEM Careers
  • Too Few College Students Reach Graduation
  • Yes Virginia — Another Great Data Source
  • Education Requirements for Career Clusters

State-Approved Nontraditional Programs

February 2010
Full Report

  • State-Approved Nontraditional Programs
  • Where The Nation’s Jobs, Are And Will Be

Green Jobs

March 2010
Full Report

  • Green Jobs Are For Women Too
  • New USDOE Announces New Education Grants

The Gender Pay Gap

September 2010
Full Report

  • The Gender Pay Gap
  • Which Courses/Programs Are Nontraditional

Gender Segregation at Work

October 2010
Full Report

  • Gender Segregation At Work
  • Women Earn Less; Job Choice Is Important
  • Which Undergraduate Degrees Earn The Most?

Women in STEM

November 2010
Full Report

  • Women In STEM: How Are They Doing?
  • Workplace Readiness Skills

Youth Unemployment

December 2010
Full Report

  • Looking For Best Practice In Virginia
  • Youth Unemployment

Career Camps

February 2009
Full Report

  • Camps Offer A Taste of the CTE Experience
  • Best Practice for Success: Virginia Camps
  • Career Camps: Introducing Students to Training Opportunities

Perkins Act Required Activities

March 2009
Full Report

  • Perkins Act Required Activities
  • Monster Garage: An Auto Technology Camp
  • Be Sure Your Student Completers are Reported Correctly

Virginia Regions: New Occupational Employment Projections

April 2009
Full Report

  • Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Programs and Practices That Work, 2009 Award
  • New Occupational Employment Projections for Virginia Regions

Girls in Math and Science

May 2009
Full Report

  • Marketing introduces the community to the new advantages of CTE
  • Community Day and Car Show
  • Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Career Fairs

August 2009
Full Report

  • Career Fairs
  • Teen Employment Is Falling Making CTE More Important Than Ever
  • Stereotypically, Science Is For Males

Green Jobs for the Future

September 2009
Full Report

  • Partnerships in Bedford County
  • Green Jobs for the Future
  • Student Surveys Increase Retention Rates

How Employment Is Expected to Change

October 2009
Full Report

  • Strategies for Increasing Nontraditional Enrollment & Completion: What the Research Shows
  • Career Clusters: How Employment Is Expected To Change

Shortage of Black Male Teachers

December 2009
Full Report

  • Commission on Youth Recommends Support
  • Good News from Congress
  • Shortage of Black Male Teachers

First Annual IGNITE Conference

February 2008
Full Report

  • First Annual IGNITE Conference
  • Increasing Enrollment for 2008-09

Increasing Nontraditional Enrollment – What the Research Shows

March 2008
Full Report

  • Strategies for Increasing Nontraditional Enrollment: What the Research Shows
  • Which CTE Courses Are Nontraditional?

Increasing Retention – What the Research Shows

April 2008
Full Report

  • Strategies for Increasing Retention: What the Research Shows
  • Featured Events
  • CTE Exchange Teams: An Idea Is Born

Seven Steps to a Business Partnership

August 2008
Full Report

  • Seven Steps to a Business Partnership
  • Keeping Up With Your Partners

Reducing Stereotype Threat in the Classroom

September 2008
Full Report

  • Helping Students Overcome Internal Barriers to Success.
  • Tips on Reducing Stereotype Threat in Your Classroom

Setting Up a Career Information Fair

November 2008
Full Report

  • Nontraditional Careers for Virginia Students
  • How to Set up a Career Information Fair

CTE Best Practices

December 2008
Full Report

  • Building Enrollment with CTE Best Practices
  • Best Practice for Success: Role Models
  • Live Wires: Introducing students to nontraditional role models