Career Clusters

The 16 Career Cluster

Career Cluster provides a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Resources such as KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS STRUCTURES and BROCHURES are available for each of the sixteen clusters. Check on the web site for further information.

Image 002The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Image 003Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.
Image 004Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
Image 006Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.
Image 008Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
Image 009Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
Image 010Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.
Image 011Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Image 012Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Image 013Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.
Image 014Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.
Image 015Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Image 016Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
Image 017Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
Image 019Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.
Image 020Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

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