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Career Pathways

Career pathways are small groups of careers within a career cluster. Careers within a pathways share common skills, knowledge, and interests.

Select a pathway name below to see related careers within the pathway.

79 pathways found

Pathway Image Pathway Name Sort descending Career Cluster
Accounting
Occupations that record, classify, summarize, analyze, and communicate a business' financial information and business transactions for use in management decision-making. Includes bookkeeping, systems design, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information.
Finance
Administration and Administrative Support
Workers who provide direction, leadership, and day-to-day management and support of educational activities in schools, preschools, child care centers, colleges, universities, businesses and industries, correctional institutions, museums, and job training and community service organizations.
Education and Training
Administrative Support
Occupations that facilitate business operations through a variety of administrative and clerical duties including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking.
Business, Management, and Administration
Agribusiness Systems
Occupations involved in the coordination of all activities that contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities, plant and animal products, and other natural resources.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Animal Systems
Occupations related to the raising and caring of animals and developing more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Workers study genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth and care of domesticated farm animals. Includes workers who provide medical service to farm and nonfarm animals.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Audio and Video Technology and Film
Occupations that manufacture, sell, rent, design, install, integrate, operate, and repair the equipment of audio-visual communications. Includes the presentation of sound, video and data in such venues as offices, convention centers, classrooms, theme parks and stadiums. Also includes workers who edit film and video.
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Banking Services
Occupations concerned with cash management, short-term investments, mortgages and other loans, credit cards, and bill payment. Includes accepting deposits, lending funds, and extending credit either though traditional banking institutions or via insurance companies, brokerage houses, or the Internet.
Finance
Biotechnology Research and Development
Occupations involved in bioscience research and development as it applies to human health. Workers may study diseases to discover new treatments or invent medical devices used to directly assist patients or to improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests.
Health Science
Business Finance
Occupations that manage and implement policy and strategy for an organization's capital structure, budgeting, acquisition and investment, financial modeling and planning, funding, dividends, and taxation.
Finance
Business Information Management
Occupations that provide a bridge between business processes or initiatives and information technology processes. Employees in this area help to align business and IT goals.
Business, Management, and Administration
Construction
Workers who build and remodel homes, or community, recreational, industrial and office facilities. Includes builders of highways, streets, bridges, tunnels and airports.
Architecture and Construction
Consumer Services
Occupations related to helping individuals with decisions and problems relating to finance, real estate, insurance and consumer goods.
Human Services
Correction Services
Occupations related to overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. Includes the treatment, education and reintegration of offenders.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Workers who assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems. Might work in hospitals, clinics, schools or private settings.
Human Services
Design and Pre-Construction
Occupations related to the management and planning of building and construction project process and resources.
Architecture and Construction
Diagnostic Services
Occupations related to the tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions.
Health Science
Early Childhood Development and Services
Occupations related to the nurturing or teaching of infants and young children in child care centers, nursery schools, preschools, public schools, private households, and before- and after-school programs.
Human Services
Emergency and Fire Management Services
Workers involved in public safety and rapid response to fires and emergency situations, including providing medical services after or during traffic accidents, natural disasters, and other medical emergencies.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Engineering and Technology
Workers who apply mathematics, science and technology concepts to solve problems quantitatively in engineering projects involving design, development or production in various technologies.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Environmental Service Systems
Occupations involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal and public health issues. Work includes hazardous-waste management, research, and quality control.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Occupations related to the maintenance, repair, and servicing of vehicles and transportation facilities, as well as the refueling of mobile equipment. Includes workers involved in developing more efficient, safe, and cost-effective ways to operate or maintain equipment.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Family and Community Services
Occupations related to helping disabled, elderly, impoverished or other underrepresented populations to secure housing, employment, financial assistance or other social services.
Human Services
Food Products and Processing Systems
Occupations involved in bulk food production, the discovery of new food sources, the analysis of food content, and the development of ways to process, preserve, package or store food according to consumer needs, and. Includes those who monitor compliance with industry and government regulations.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Foreign Service
Workers who are involved in the operations of U.S. embassies, political and economic analysis or helping American citizens abroad. Includes occupations in embassies, consulates, diplomatic missions, and in Washington, D.C.
Government and Public Administration
General Management
Occupations that plan, organize, direct, and evaluate all or part of a business organization through the allocation and use of financial, human, and material resources.
Business, Management, and Administration
Governance
Workers involved in making and executing public policy by working with other officials, constituents, and interest groups. Includes officials elected or appointed to government positions and support staff.
Government and Public Administration
Health Informatics
Workers involved in all aspects of managing health care agencies, patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications related to health care processes and procedures. Workers usually have limited interaction with patients.
Health Science
Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance
Workers who ensure that workplace equipment is being used safely; plan for new production safety processes; conduct and implement health and preventative safety and/or environmental incident and hazard investigations.
Manufacturing
Health, Safety and Environmental Management
Occupations involve assessing and managing risks associated with safety and environmental issues.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Human Resources Management
Workers who focus on staffing activities that involve planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and safety of an organization's employees.
Business, Management, and Administration
Information Support and Services
Occupations related to information technology deployment, including implementing computer systems and software, database management, providing technical assistance, and managing information systems.
Information Technology
Insurance
Workers who deliver services that transfer risk from an individual or business to an insurance company in order to protect individuals and businesses from financial losses.
Finance
Journalism and Broadcasting
Workers who research, write or produce news stories or broadcasts, or present commentaries. Workers also include those involved in publishing and writing. Includes occupations that install, repair and operate digital or electronic equipment used to record and transmit radio or television programs and motion pictures.
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Law Enforcement Services
Workers who protect the lives and property of community members, including, controlling traffic, preventing and investigating crimes, enforcing laws and ordinances, and apprehending, arresting and processing suspected criminals.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Legal Services
Occupations related to the monitoring, implementing, and upholding of the laws, regulations and ethics that guide institutions, individuals, and society.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Lodging
Occupations related to the operation of lodging facilities and the care of guests who use these facilities, through either direct guest contact or the provision of background services that enhance the guest experience.
Hospitality and Tourism
Logistics Planning and Management Services
Occupations involve the planning, management and control of the physical distribution of materials, products, and people.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Logistics and Inventory Control
Occupations related to the maintenance and transportation of raw materials and finished parts inventories. Includes moving raw materials to the production line, unloading trucks with raw materials, wrapping pallets of finished products for shipment, and communicating with traffic managers.
Manufacturing
Maintenance and Operations
Occupations that unload, inspect, install and repair equipment and machinery. Work includes maintenance of buildings and the operation of refineries, power plants, chemical plants, and mills.
Architecture and Construction
Maintenance, Installation and Repair
Occupations involved in preventive maintenance procedures for machines, tools and equipment. Includes troubleshooting and repairing computerized, electrical, electronic and mechanical systems.
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Production Process Development
Workers responsible for product design and design of the manufacturing process.
Manufacturing
Market Research
Occupations that collect and analyze different types of information to design new products, to predict future sales, and to position a company's strategies against those of its competitors.
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Marketing Communications
Workers who plan, coordinate and implement marketing strategies, advertising, promotion and public relations activities.
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Marketing Management
Occupations related to the management of policies, operations or staff working in advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, marketing research, merchandising, or public relations in businesses and corporations, nonprofit institutions, and other organizations.
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Merchandising
Occupations related to getting products into the hands of customers, including forecasting, planning, buying, displaying, selling and providing customer service.
Marketing, Sales, and Service
National Security
Occupations focused on keeping the country's people, institutions, systems, technology and economy safe from physical or cyber attack. Includes military positions.
Government and Public Administration
Natural Resources Systems
Occupations that develop, use, maintain, manage, and analyze natural resources. Includes catching and trapping various types of marine life. Work might relate to recreation, wildlife, conservation, mining, logging, or oil drilling.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Network Systems
Occupations related to network analysis, planning and implementation; including design, installation, maintenance and management of network systems.
Information Technology
Operations Management
Workers who focus on planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling the resources needed to produce or provide a business' goods and/or services. Includes quality control, scheduling, procurement, and warehousing.
Business, Management, and Administration
Performing Arts
Occupations involved in the creation, development and production of theatrical and musical performances. Includes workers at practice halls, studios and performance venues.
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Personal Care Services
Occupations provide services related to an individual's physical care, including cosmetic, spa, fitness, and funeral services.
Human Services
Planning
Occupations related to the developing of long- and short-term land use plans for residential, commercial, institutional and recreational purposes in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Government and Public Administration
Plant Systems
Occupations related to growing food, feed, and fiber crops, and the study of plants and their growth to help producers meet consumer demand while conserving natural resources and maintaining the environment. Work might include nutritional analysis or genetic engineering.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Power, Structural and Technical Systems
Workers apply knowledge of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures, and controls to the field of agriculture. They design agricultural structures as well as machinery and equipment.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Printing Technology
Occupations involved in prepress, press and binding, or post-press processes. Workers might transform text and pictures for printing plates, or use digital technology for graphics, layout or printing. Includes operating and maintaining equipment or computers used in printing process.
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Production
Occupations related to the making or assembling of electronic parts, constructing or assembling modular housing, performing welding jobs, or printing various materials.
Manufacturing
Professional Sales
Occupations involved in the act of convincing businesses or individual consumers to purchase goods and services.
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Professional Support Services
Occupations that assist people involved in education and training systems with personal and family needs, mental health assistance, educational goals, and career decision making.
Education and Training
Programming and Software Development
Occupations involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development.
Information Technology
Public Management and Administration
Occupations related to the regulations and policies that manage the stewardship of public resources used by government agencies, public corporations, and trusts. Includes budgeting, personnel management, and procurement.
Government and Public Administration
Quality Assurance
Workers who assure that standards and procedures are adhered to and that delivered products or services meet performance requirements by monitoring and maintaining the quality of parts and manufacturing processes.
Manufacturing
Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
Occupations related to the operation or maintenance of facilities, locales, and services designed for recreation or amusement. Includes amusement parks, arcades, performance areas, outdoor areas, museums, and animal attractions.
Hospitality and Tourism
Regulation
Workers who combine technical or industry knowledge with knowledge of related laws, rules and regulatory systems to monitor or influence regulations that protect public health, safety or the environment. Includes regulation of financial, transportation and public utility industries.
Government and Public Administration
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
Workers who perform a variety of tasks to maintain operations and promote guest services in eating and drinking establishments.
Hospitality and Tourism
Revenue and Taxation
Workers who ensure that governments obtain revenues from businesses and citizens by collecting tax dollars, reviewing tax returns, conducting audits, monitoring taxes payable and collecting overdue tax dollars.
Government and Public Administration
Sales and Service
Workers involved in the marketing and selling of transportation services to new customers as well as the management of existing customer relationships and customer service.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Science and Mathematics
Workers who apply essential mathematics and science content and skills to physical, environmental and human endeavors. Includes the instruction of related knowledge.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Securities and Investments
Workers who support the flow of funds from investors to companies and institutions. Include financial planning, asset management, hedge fund management, and custody services.
Finance
Security and Protective Services
Occupations related to the protection of people or property in public buildings. Workers might be in factories, laboratories, museums, shopping malls, government buildings, data processing centers, or other facilities.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Support Services
Occupations that interact with patients or the public to provide a therapeutic environment for the delivery of health care. Includes technical and professional careers.
Health Science
Teaching and Training
Occupations that lead or assist in the delivery of instructional materials or lessons in classrooms, workshops, or via online and distance technology. Includes individual and group instruction of children, adults, and professionals.
Education and Training
Telecommunications
Occupations involved in the interaction between computer and communications equipment. Includes workers who install or repair data, graphics, video and digital equipment.
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Therapeutic Services
Occupations focused primarily on changing the health status of patients over time through direct care, treatment, counseling, or health education information.
Health Science
Transportation Operations
Workers who drive or pilot the vehicles that transport people or freight to ensure that passengers or cargo are transported safely and on time.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
Occupations related to all aspects of the design and operation of public transportation systems -- road, air, sea and rail. Worker might be employed by federal, state and local transportation agencies.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Travel and Tourism
Occupations focused on the development, research, packaging, promotion and delivery of a traveler┐s experiences. Includes operating a facility, developing promotional materials, planning trips and events, and managing a customer's travel plans.
Hospitality and Tourism
Visual Arts
Occupations involved in artistic creation through painting, sculpting, illustrating, fashion, or floral design, and the use of an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, photography, plaster, clay, textiles, plants, and computers.
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
Occupations focused on the operation of transportation and distribution facilities including ports, terminals, warehouses, and other types of facilities.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Web and Digital Communication
Workers involved in the creating, designing and producing of interactive multimedia products and services, including development of digitally-generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications and marketing.
Information Technology