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Career Clusters Which will you choose?
CAREER CLUSTERS n Groups of occupations that require different levels of education and training
People working in a career cluster usually share: Common Interests n Abilities n Talents n
n Career clusters help you identify a career focus without being locked into a specific occupation.
Let’s look at seven different career cluster descriptions
Arts and Communications n Occupations in this cluster are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary, and media arts. n n n n n Architecture Graphic, interior, and fashion design Writing Film Fine arts Journalism Languages Media Advertising Public relations
Business/Marketing n Occupations in this path are related to organizing/operating businesses, industries, and governments and marketing and selling products or services. n n n n n Entrepreneurship Sales Marketing Computer/information systems Finance Accounting Personnel Economics Management
Health Care Services n Occupations in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease of people or animals. n n n n Medical Doctor Nurse Veterinarian Fitness Trainer Pharmacist Dietitian Substance Abuse Counselor Dentist
Hospitality/Tourism n Occupations in this path are related to providing business meeting/leisure activities, recreation, lodging, food service, travel and entertainment. n n n n Taxi Drivers Athletic Trainers Chefs Animal Trainers Massage Therapists Flight Attendants Travel Agents
Human Services n Occupations in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. n n n n Teachers Government Officials Law Enforcement Officers Military Personnel Clergy Child Care Providers Funeral Attendants Counselors
Manufacturing/Construction/ Transportation n Occupations in this path are related to changing raw materials into goods and services; building/maintaining various types of structures; moving people and/or goods. n n n n Automotive Mechanics Highway Maintenance Workers Architectural Drafters Airline Pilots Air Traffic Controllers Surveyors Construction Managers
Sciences/Technology n Occupations in this path are related to agriculture, providing scientific or technical services, solving problems and improving skills for technology related work. n n n n Landscapers Tree Trimmers Computer Programmers Farmers/Ranchers Foresters Biologists Forensic Scientists
Take this quiz See if you can name the career path for each group of occupations.
Sciences/Technology n n n Agricultural commodity grader Beekeeper Weather observer Gardener Tree surgeon Farmer
Manufacturing/Construction/ Transportation n n Automobile mechanic Architect Plumber Nuclear engineer Cartographer
Arts and Communications n n n Interior designer Newspaper reporter Photographer Jewelry designer Editor Ballet dancer
Human Services n n n Flight attendant Sheriff Teacher Guidance Counselor Chef Lawyer
Business and Marketing n n n n Bank teller Accountant Loan Officer Insurance Agent Retail Sales Person Hotel/Motel Manager Computer Programmer
Health Care Services n n n Nurse Pharmacist Obstetrician Dental assistant Occupational Therapist
Hospitality/Tourism n n n Railroad Conductor Travel Agent Fitness Trainer Coach Massage Therapist Convention Planner
Now that you know about career paths, how can you learn about different careers that you might be interested in?
Check these out: Public or school library n Newspaper n Job Shadowing n AJHS Guidance website n n http: //192. 168. 0. 2/ajh/guidance/index. html n n Click on Links for Students Click on TN Career Info
So, where does the path to your career begin? n n n n Elementary, Junior High, and High School Interest Inventories Career Research 8 th grade 4 year plan Observations and Interviews of people in the work force Technical School or College Job Shadowing and Internships
Remember: Interests + Ability = Job Satisfaction
To love your future job: n You should spend lots of time preparing for it.