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Career Clusters and Their Pathways

A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities in the requirement of skills and the appliction specific knowledge associated with them.  The sixteen career clusters provide an organizing tool for schools, small learning communities,                   academies and magnet schools. Note that under every title, the items are connected to each other thus making transitions between them feasible and help career decison making.


Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 

Food Products and Processing Systems 

Plant Systems 

Animal Systems 

Power, Structural & Technical Systems 

Natural Resources Systems 

Environmental Service Systems 

Agribusiness Systems 


Architecture & Construction 




Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications 

Audio and Video Technology and Film 

Printing Technology 

Visual Arts 

Performing Arts 

Journalism and Broadcasting 



Business, Management & Administration 


Business Financial Management & Accounting 

Human Resources 

Business Analysis 


Administrative & Information Support 


Education & Training 

Administration and Administrative Support 

Professional Support Services 




Financial & Investment Planning 

Business Financial Management 

Banking & Related Services 

Insurance Services 


Government & Public Administration 


National Security 

Foreign Service 


Revenue and Taxation 


Public Management and Administration 


Health Science 

Therapeutic Services 

Diagnostic Services 

Health Informatics 

Support Services 

Biotechnology Research and Development 



Hospitality & Tourism 

Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services 


Travel & Tourism 

Recreation, Amusements & Attractions 


Human Services 

Early Childhood Development & Services 

Counseling & Mental Health Services 

Family & Community Services 

Personal Care Services 

Consumer Services 


Information Technology 

Network Systems 

Information Support and Services 

Interactive Media 

Programming and Software Development 


Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 

Correction Services 

Emergency and Fire Management Services 

Security & Protective Services 

Law Enforcement Services 

Legal Services 




Manufacturing Production Process       Development 

Maintenance, Installation & Repair 

Quality Assurance 

Logistics & Inventory Control 

Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance 


Marketing, Sales & Service 

Management and Entrepreneurship 

Professional Sales and Marketing 

Buying and Merchandising 

Marketing Communications and Promotion 

Marketing Information Management and Research 

Distribution and Logistics 



Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 

Engineering and Technology 

Science and Math 


Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 

Transportation Operations 

Logistics Planning and Management Services 

Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations 

Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance 

Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation 

Health, Safety and Environmental Management 

Sales and Service 



States Career Clusters Initiative SCCI