The Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing more than 79 Career Pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career.


Architecture & Construction

Careers in designing, planning, managing,
building and maintaining the built environment.

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Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing,
and publishing multimedia content including
visual and performing arts and design,
journalism, and entertainment services.

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Business Management & Administration

Careers in planning, organizing, directing and
evaluating business functions essential to
efficient and productive business operations.

Health Science

Prepares students to help keep people healthy and treat those who are not. Work directly with people by conducting research on diseases and other important health information.

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Hospitality & Tourism

The management, marketing and operations
of restaurants and other food services, lodging,
attractions, recreation events
and travel related services.

Human Services

The Human Services Career Cluster® focuses on
the preparation of individuals for employment in career pathways
that relate to childcare services, counseling services,
family and community services, personal care,
and consumer services.

Information Technology

Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level,
technical and professional careers related to the design,
development, support and management of hardware,
software, multimedia and systems integration services.


Planning, 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.


Planning, managing, and performing
marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Planning, 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