Career Concentrations

  What are the career preparation choices beyond high school?

On-the-job training
Schools & Programs
Vocational and Technical Schools
Community/Junior Colleges
Job Corps
Variety of Skill Training
Financial Assistance with College

Students need to be aware of the multitude of career possibilities available to them. The more career experiences they have the better equipped they will be to make plans for the future. Career pathways are clusters of occupations/careers that are grouped because many people in them share similar interests and strengths.

Career Pathways
Agriculture Science and Technology Careers
Occupations involved in this pathway are involved in agriculture, the environment, and natural resources, including earth sciences, environmental sciences, marine sciences, plant sciences, and animal science. These may include horticulturist, fish/game warden, conservationist, biological scientist, geologist, veterinarian, and production agriculture.
Art, Communications, and Media Careers
Occupations involved in the advance of the performing, visual, literary, and media arts, humanities, and culture. These may include architecture, interior design, creative writing, film, fine arts, graphic design and production, journalism, radio, television, advertising, public relations, and religion.
Business and Marketing Careers
Occupations involved in the business environment. These may include entrepreneurship, sales marketing, computer/information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics, and management.
Health Science Technology Careers
Occupations involved in the promotion and maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. These may include health assessment and treatment, health services, health diagnosing practitioners, health technologists and technicians, research, prevention, treatment, and related technologies.
Human Development, Management, and Service Careers
Occupations involved in the improvement of individual and family health and well-being. These may include family relations, economics and home management education, including child and elder care, food and beverage preparation and service, lodging and related services and personal and social services
Industrial and Engineering Technology Careers
Occupations related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These may include engineers, architects and surveyors; printing; manufacturing; mechanics, installers and technicians; construction; plant and system operations; and technologies other than health.
Personal and Protective Services Careers
Occupations involved in the personal improvement, the comfort and appearance of a person and his/her possessions, and in benefiting society as a whole. These may include legal and protective services; social, recreational, and leisure services; personal, building, and grounds services, and material and people moving services.

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