Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources   3,930  245           3.6%           $53,441  
Animal Systems   900  146           6.1%           $29,477  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Animal Systems
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Animal Breeders  N/AN/A           0           0.0%           $43,080** MNM  OOH
Animal Scientists N/AN/A             $67,690** MNM  OOH
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals    110           -70           -5.8%           $32,890   MNM  OOH
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers   680           220           21.3%           $24,810   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Animal Systems
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Animal BreedersN/A           10  N/A           N/A  
Animal ScientistsN/A           10  N/A           N/A  
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural AnimalsN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers25,120      6,020  21.1%           $25,845  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.