Careers in this cluster fall into the farming, fishing, and forestry and the life, physical, and social science occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
Employment in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. About 26,600 new jobs are projected to be added.
Life, Physical, and Social Science
Employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and will result in about 113,800 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in biomedical research, psychology, and environmental protection, is projected to result in employment growth.