2012-Ag Business Science Tech-Program Trends

2012-Ag Business Science Tech-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Agri-Business Science Technology
Occupation Report
April 26, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers (SOC
11-9011)
Animal scientists (SOC 19-1011)
Food scientists and technologists (SOC 19-1012)
Soil and plant Scientists (SOC 19-1013)
Agricultural and food science technicians (SOC 19-4011)
Agricultural inspectors (SOC 45-2011)

Education Level
Degree plus work experience
Doctoral degree
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Work experience in a related field

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

1,521
1,530
9
0.46%
143
$13.28

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

1,521
13,287
405,108

2017
Change
Jobs
1,530
13,238
406,456

9
-49
1,348

%
Change
1%
0%
0%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$13.28
$17.43
$19.52

Openin
gs
143
1,311
47,014

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
11A000
911000
311513
115210
311514
115115
920000

Name
Crop and animal production
Federal government, civilian, except postal service
Cheese Manufacturing
Support Activities for Animal Production
Dry, Condensed, and Evaporated Dairy Product
Manufacturing
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
State government

2013
Jobs
1,366
27
15
12

2017
Jobs
1,368
28
15
12

2
1
0
0

%
Change
0%
4%
0%
0%

11

13

2

18%

10
10

11
11

1
1

10%
10%

Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

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Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Code
11-9011
19-1011
19-1012
19-1013
19-4011
45-2011

2013
Jobs

Description
Farm, ranch, and other agricultural
managers
Animal scientists
Food scientists and technologists
Soil and plant Scientists
Agricultural and food science technicians
Agricultural inspectors
Total

2017 Opening
Jobs
s

2011 Median Hourly
Earnings

1,387

1,391

122

$12.96

<10
27
14
47
41

<10
28
14
48
42

-5
2
8
5

-$18.97
$19.86
$13.02
$17.37

1,521

1,530

143

$13.28

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
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Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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