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What is a Career Cluster?

It is a group of similar occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Career clusters may be divided into several pathways and can be used to help students focus educational plans to obtain the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway. Click a cluster below to see pathways, sample careers, and knowledge and skills necessary for each.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Architecture and Construction

Arts and Communication

Business and Administration

Education and Training


Government and Public Administration

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security



Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Transportation and Logistics


Additional Career Cluster Resources

  • O*NET - Find occupations related to career clusters (Use the Career Cluster drop down box).
  • Career OneStop - View  videos that show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters.
  • ISEEK Career Cluster Interest Survey - This survey lets you rate activities you enjoy, your personal qualities, and school subjects you like. Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests.

Questions? Contact us.

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